How to Play a Christmas Artist Game

Are you thinking of something artsy and fun for your Holiday Party? Showcase your creativity with this amazing Christmas Artist game. Calling all artists in the group, let’s see how skilled you are with this drawing game on a paper plate.

You can celebrate this Holiday Season with your workmates, friends, and family with this icebreaker game. Check out the instructions below!

Features of Christmas Artist Game

 ★  Game Name Christmas Artist Game
 ★  Group size any
 ★  Age teens and adults
 ★  Type stationary
 ★  Skill drawing
 ★  Place indoor
★  Time up to 10 – 15 min
 ★  Preparation no
 ★  Materials paper plates and pen

Aim of The Game

The aim of the game is to draw on the paper plate, as close as possible, whatever is mentioned from a series of instructions, while the paper plate is right on top of the participant’s head. The closest drawing will get the highest points.

Group Size

This game can accommodate groups of any size.

Although it will be super fun for younger children to watch, they may find it difficult to play. The game works better when it is played by people over the age of 10.

Preparation and Materials

To play Christmas Plates Game, each participant will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pen or Pencil

How to Play a Christmas Artist Game:

The game is very simple yet surprisingly fun! Each participant or member in the group will be given one paper plate and a pen. The game host will instruct the participants to place the paper plates on their heads and listen as they follow the instructions.

Here are the instructions to be read by the game host.

  1. To represent the floor, draw a straight horizontal line on the lower portion of the paper plate.
  2. On the floor, draw a Christmas tree and decorate it with hanging ornaments or whatever you like.
  3. Carefully draw a star on top of the Christmas tree.
  4. On the side of the tree, draw a fireplace with a fire in it, of course.
  5. On the fire place, draw a mantel with a stocking hanging from it. You can decorate the stocking, as well, if you want.
  6. Lastly, right below the Christmas tree, draw a Christmas present.

Once all six steps are done, at the count of three, the participants shall reveal what they have drawn to one another. This is where the laughter begins. Everyone gets to judge one another’s masterpiece.

After the big reveal, have the players count the number of points for each step followed correctly. If you have game assistants, they can help the participants to count the points.

  1. Two points are given on any Christmas tree that touches the floor.
  2. Two points are given for any stocking that touches the mantel.
  3. One point is given for any star that touches the top edge of the Christmas tree.
  4. One point is given for every décor or ornament hanging on the Christmas tree.
  5. Another one point is given if the fireplace does not touch the Christmas tree.
  6. One point is given for any décor on the stocking.
  7. Two points are earned if the Christmas present is below the Christmas tree.

The player who has the highest number of points wins the prize. If you want to make it more interesting, you can add or create your own steps or instructions for the group to follow. Give higher points for the more difficult steps just like the list above.

Alternative Versions 

This game can be easily adapted to Halloween or birthday parties as well.

For example, instead of the Christmas tree, players should draw:

  • pumpkin faces,
  • black cat,
  • ghost,
  • clown, etc.