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A line scribble game: find the picture

In today’s post I’m going to share one of my favorite games. I love it because it’s simple, all you need is paper and something to draw with, you can play it almost anywhere, and it takes as long as you want to.

The way we play it involves two or more people. One person makes some line scribbles, completely random but not crowded (unless you’ve got a younger kid, then watch those scribbles fly). They give it to the other person to “find” a picture in it. Once the second player finds a picture, it’s their turn to make a random line scribble and give it back to the first player.

To find the picture, you can turn the scribbles around and look until you find something you like. Then you reinforce the picture by making its outlines darker, going over the original lines one more time, and adding details (such as eyes on a face, shading, whatever you want). If you have something to color with, go ahead, it makes it even easier to see what you found.

random line scribbles to find a picture within
One of the original scribbles. Can you find something here?
Look, it's a ninja birdie in pursuit of a spaceship
Look, it’s a ninja birdie in pursuit of a spaceship
Even Little Red Riding Hood made an appearance
Even Little Red Riding Hood made an appearance
random line scribbles and an octopus
A very happy octopus

Hope you have as much fun with this one as we do!

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