100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored

On the 100th day of school my students generated this list in art class. So the next time you find yourself suffering “The Case of the Missing Muse,” don’t send Nancy Drew looking for it; check this list out instead! Add YOUR favorite things to the comment section and maybe we can create a list of two hundred!

Check out an updated version of this list by clicking on this random word:  Smorglebump!

Need a printer-friendly list?  Click here for a single-page PDF!

  1. race car (click for a how-to!)
  2. pirate ship
  3. palm trees
  4. tulips
  5. pine cone
  6. space ship
  7. box of candy
  8. sunflowers in a vase
  9. koala bear
  10. angry dog
  11. candy corn
  12. cupcake (with sprinkles!)
  13. sleepy tiger
  14. pizza
  15. disco ninja
  16. girl with really long hair
  17. cookies
  18. sad lady
  19. snake charmer
  20. hula girl
  21. ice cream cone
  22. bottle of poison
  23. flamingo
  24. football
  25. fried egg
  26. red haired man
  27. zombie
  28. mummy
  29. popcorn
  30. vampire
  31. man with a scar
  32. a sword fighter
  33. duck
  34. easter eggs
  35. flaming skull
  36. dolphin
  37. sunflowers in a vase
  38. panda
  39. cobra
  40. happy pig
  41. oreos and milk
  42. monkey in a hat
  43. bunny
  44. gnome
  45. fairy
  46. evil queen
  47. diamond ring
  48. birthday present
  49. hot air balloon
  50. cake with candles
  51. Godzilla
  52. guy with long nails
  53. rooster
  54. dragon
  55. shamrocks
  56. castle
  57. log cabin
  58. tee pee (or tipi)
  59. igloo
  60. octopus
  61. bodybuilder
  62. carousel horse
  63. shooting star
  64. toucan
  65. flute
  66. saxophone
  67. violin
  68. bird house
  69. seal
  70. Dachshund
  71. football helmet
  72. hockey stick
  73. planets
  74. Happy Clown
  75. Scary Clown
  76. train
  77. dog in pants
  78. mermaid
  79. waffles
  80. lady in an apron
  81. bacon
  82. cup of coffee
  83. baseball player
  84. ballerina
  85. worm in an apple
  86. kleenex
  87. hamburger
  88. girl with a cast
  89. crying baby
  90. angel
  91. mean Santa
  92. paintbrushes
  93. fat man in plaid pants
  94. police officer
  95. red wagon
  96. garbage can
  97. dwarf
  98. Zebra in colors (not black and white)
  99. Gumball machine
  100. Bush Baby

Don’t forget we have an updated and much more bizarre list here!

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225 Comments

  1. Becca

    I think that on this website that their should be pictures of some of the things that are listed so that VISITORS have somewhat of a guide. That is just my opinion though!

    • Cindy Jo

      Becca, thank you for the feedback but I am not exactly sure what you mean? Please feel free to email me at cindyjo@wonderstrange.com with any questions or suggestions or post right here. We are always looking for advice on making Wonderstrange even better!

        • Jay

          The point is to give you an idea of something you would like to draw when you aren’t sure of what to draw, not to base your own drawing off of something someone else drew. Like i’ve been wanting to draw but i had no idea of anything to draw and i looked at the list and now im going to attempt to draw a panda bear.

          • Rachel

            He has, a piont as well but more photos not so much drawing, you know to help. I mean I can’t draw ANYTHING without a picture

          • sarah

            We're doing free Halloween line art every Tuesday until the end of October, then we're going to start slowly working through this list, so we're working on it!

  2. Just saw your blog from the Strathmore link. Thanks for this cool list, my elementary students will love it. This is a really cool blog!

  3. rachel

    on the list of 100 things to draw there is actually only 99 as ‘sunflowers in a vase’ is down twice, once as number 8 and again as number 37!!!!!! :o also i agree that there should be pictures as a guide to users :)

  4. Molly

    I also agree that there should be some pictures………. but other than that I think it is awesome thank you so much!

  5. Rachel

    Pictures would help, but it’s still a really good list, I’ve drawn quite a few of them and now want some more ideas! Help me! :s

  6. Max

    I think there would be like a gallery to see what other have drawn. Like “box of candy” and next to it would read “see how others have drawn this picture” And that link would lead to a gallery that would show how the others have drawn a candy box.

    • sarah

      After we're done doing Halloween lineart through the month of October we'll start working through this list!! We'll make a new post every Tuesday. ;)

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  26. jojo

    cool but, i was kind of expecting things like : draw a magic shrimp riding on a teeter tooter with the worlds fatest chicken on a purple hippo underwater.

  27. why do u wanna no?

    i love this list and i think that everyone has there own opinions ….( some more open than others) but i love the list of things and have written them down… im going to go and find some more stuff to draw … (p.s love the idea of the marshmallow 1st on my list )

  28. VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE!

    damm i wish i knew hot to draw and had a little more of imagination it sucks i have to look up “some thing to draw” ,and not get it out my own stupid mind

  29. Veronica

    Very cool website! But possibly As a demonstration you could put a few Pictures and incurage the other people to draw and use their skills! But still a great Page!!

  30. ally

    They shouldn't have to tell you exactly how to draw it. They give you the idea and you put our unique spin on it.

  31. kaitlyn

    It is actually 99 things to draw when you're bored : you counted sunflowers on a vase twice …… :) they're quite good though x

  32. lkdjfalskdjfl

    amazing thank you so much it really helped im just making a long list of what to draw so I don't have to worry whenever I want to draw what I plan to I have a list of choices and I suggest everyone that reads this comment should do it too it only takes about an hour and its so worth it trust me!

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