Handprint doodle art is a fun and relaxing art activity for all ages. If you have sharpie markers (or any kind of markers) and construction paper then that’s pretty much all you need to get started.
I have always loved doodling and patterning for some reason. When I was studying art in high school I painted patterns in bright colours and fine details for my year 12 major artwork (my parents still have one of them hanging in their lounge room!). At the time I wouldn’t have been able to tell you the reason I chose this form of creativity but in hindsight it was a good way to tune out and destress from the overload of exams and other life pressures. Patterning is very soothing and you don’t need to think at all while you’re drawing. By the way the artwork above is not my best work! It’s just a quick rendition to show you a general idea that anybody can do.
If you want to create something with more detail you can use finer pens and take your time, and experiment with colour combinations (black and white would probably look great!).
Here is a video of handprint doodle art in action, or scroll down for a full materials list and step-by-step processes.
How to create handprint doodle art
You will need:
- trace your hand shape onto construction paper
- cut the shape out and glue onto a different coloured piece of paper
- draw a rough grid of wavy lines across the page creating segments
- trace around the edge of the hand so it has an outline
- the black create the shapes to doodle inside, in each section draw a different pattern
See – too easy! Now off you go and experiment with some handprint doodle art of your own.
More art ideas for all ages
• Make some brightly-coloured mandala leaf print patterns
• Create texture stamps from craft foam and recycled cardboard
• Have you ever tried your hand at traditional mosaics?
• Try creating earth art outdoors
• Or make some garden art in your back yard
You can find tons more inspiration on our art ideas board on Pinterest