Stuffed Animal Portraits (Grades K-2)

This fun activity combines a little bit of drawing, a little bit of photography and a whole lot of silliness!

photo of a portrait of a stuffed animal wearing a sweater












Combine your drawing skills with photography in a creative way by making your favorite stuffed animal or pet the subject of silly posed portraits. This activity comes from Chloe Dudla, an elementary school art teacher for Niskyuana Central School District.

What You Need

  • One or more stuffed animals  
  • Crayons, colored markers or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Props like a sweater, sunglasses, jewelry, hats, a cup, etc.
  • A camera

Collage of three pictures of a green stuffed animal wearing clothes

What To Do

  1. Draw a portrait of your stuffed animal from the shoulders up. Try to include as many details as possible.
  2. Cut out your drawing and create a new portrait by posing your drawing in different clothes or locations.
  3. Take a photo of your creation! Send your favorite one to