Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

I can’t wait to put these lovely Sherlock Holmes quotes up on my wall!

My daughters and I decided to make our own Sherlock Holmes inspired artwork, because they are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges and we are fans of this famous detective.  My youngest is working on the Junior Detective Badge and my oldest is working on the Cadette Special Agent Badge.

We recently finished Step One of the Junior Detective Badge by making DIY I-Spy Bottles, Step Two by making DIY Morse Code Magnets and Step Three by making DIY Fingerprint Records.

Update: Step Five by making Monster Suspect – DIY Drawing Game

Step Four of the Junior Badge is titled “Try Out Detective Science”.  The third suggested activity for the badge asks girls to detect handwriting details.  My daughters prefer any badge activities that we can turn into something crafty or artsy, so I thought it would be fun to analyze the differences in our handwriting by each of us writing a Sherlock Holmes quote and turning it into a piece of artwork.  I can’t wait to put all three of these on my wall as a collective art display.

I am currently in the process of recycling/upcycling old dictionary pages and we used a few of those for this project.  I cut the pages into 5″ x 7″ pieces and then we tore the edges for an “old-time” look.

We wrote our quotes and outlined with permanent marker.

Using decorative chalk, we colored the edges of our pages.


We then mounted them onto 8″ x 10″ paper – so they would be the right size for a frame.  We used glue dots in each corner to make this super simple.

“There is nothing new under the sun.  It has all been done before.” – Sherlock Holmes

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” – Sherlock Holmes

We looked at the differences in our writing – left handed vs. right handed – cursive vs. printing, etc.

This was a nice quick project – it’s good to find quick projects for some of the steps for Girl Scout Badges – otherwise they end up taking way too long to fit everything into a meeting or two!