Doodle Home Mini-Project

Have you ever heard the quotes “to each his own” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? Well, they certainly apply to the mansion that inspired this “Doodle Home Mini-Project“! As soon as I saw the article, I thought it would make for an interesting discussion and creative project which could be used to introduce personal style or would make a great sub-plan or filler project for those times when you just need a little something. So read on to see what this is all about!


  • Assign students the Picture Analysis to complete for discussion. This includes an image and I see, I think, I wonder prompts along with feelings the image evokes. This is a great place to talk about personal style and this isn’t necessarily a style for everyone!
  • I’m not sure if this applies to where you live, but I ask students if they’ve ever seen “doodles” associated with any local homes or businesses. In my area, Mod Pizza has doodles at the entrance of their eatery and I show them the picture if they haven’t ever noticed.


  • iPad or Laptop
  • Projector & Screen
  • Colorful markers, sharpies or pencils


  • After discussing the Picture Analysis, give students the Newsela article titled, “British artist covers his mansion in doodles, fulfilling a childhood dream” to read and answer questions. Questions can be discussed or turned in for a grade….your call.
  • Once questions are answered, assign students the mini-project titled, Doodle Your Home. In this project, students select a house template that reflects their personality and personal style. Note: Print these up ahead of time and just have a good selection of each for students to choose from. They also need to decide on a monochromatic color scheme and school appropriate doodles they wish to add. Students may google doodles to get some ideas if necessary. There is also a rubric so they know what is expected. I did not include a specific number of doodles, but you certainly could if students aren’t incorporating enough variety.
  • After students have completed their own doodle home project, they must explain in a minimum of one solid paragraph why they chose the house style and color they did, and what it says about their personality. They must also choose two doodles to elaborate on how they reflect personal style and interests.
  • When the projects are completed, you could hang them on the wall or bulletin board as they are interesting talking points! You could even ask students to vote on their favorite as a way to make it more interactive!


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