Sliding Puzzle with Lee Farmer

Create your own sliding puzzle, using drawing or painting and collage techniques, with artist and UHArts technician Lee Farmer. This activity invites you to draw a picture – which could be your own portrait or that of someone who is with you.

If you want to draw a portrait check out Harriet Riddell’s activity.

Suitable for ages 5 to adult, younger makers may need adult assistance or supervision.

You will find instructions to get you started here.

Share your creations with UH Arts on all socials at @UniHertsArts and with Lee:

Lee FarmerA photograph of artist Lee Farmer

Instagram: @mrleefarmer


#CreateItShareIt & #UHArtsatHome

You will need:

  • Cardboard (e.g. a box - big enough to cut a 30cm x 30cm square from the largest side)
  • Scissors, or craft knife and cutting mat/board (this will need adult assistance)
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape
  • Coloured/ printed papers for collaging
  • Blank paper for drawing
  • Pencils, coloured pencils, coloured pens or paints
  • Thick coloured pens or coloured tape

Step by Step:

Take it Further

You could:

  • Create a puzzle on a different theme, e.g. make your image abstract, using random shapes or make it from a splash painting
  • Use more squares, or make it much smaller or much bigger!
  • Make a puzzle where the squares are double-sided (two puzzles for the price of one!)

Share It!

Don’t forget to share your creations - (ask a parent/carer if you’re not on social media)  
@UniHertsArts and with artist Lee Farmer on Instagram @mrleefarmer

Using #CreateItShareIt #UHArtsatHome

We’ll make sure to share whatever you send us!