The Hands Holding Objects ClipArt gallery offers 90 illustrations of one or two hands holding objects such as a pen, a piece of string, a match, or a can.

In changing the compass from a small to large radius, hold the legs together with one hand and spin the nut with the other, in order to save wear on the threads.

Adjusting the Compass

In changing the compass from a small to large radius, hold the legs together with one hand and spin…

Depicted is a hand reaching out for a bow pencil.

Bow Pencil

Depicted is a hand reaching out for a bow pencil.

A piece of pasteboard or thick paper, prepared for various uses.

Card

A piece of pasteboard or thick paper, prepared for various uses.

"Proper position for horizontal chiseling." -Ginn, 1906

Chiseling

"Proper position for horizontal chiseling." -Ginn, 1906

Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used by the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans.

Chopsticks

Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used…

To properly change the compass from one size to another, make sure to place legs together while turning the nut slowly.

Compass Adjustment

To properly change the compass from one size to another, make sure to place legs together while turning…

The use of a compass in drawing perfect circles

Compass Use

The use of a compass in drawing perfect circles

A compass is a navigational instrument for determining direction relative to the poles.

Turning the Compass

A compass is a navigational instrument for determining direction relative to the poles.

"The compasses, next to the T square and triangles, are used more than any other instrument. A pencil and pen point are provided, either of which may be inserted into a socket in one leg of the instrument, for the drawing of circles in pencil or ink." — Hallock, 1905

Compasses

"The compasses, next to the T square and triangles, are used more than any other instrument. A pencil…

"The compasses, next to the T square and triangles, are used more than any other instrument. A pencil and pen point are provided, either of which may be inserted into a socket in one leg of the instrument, for the drawing of circles in pencil or ink." — Hallock, 1905

Compasses

"The compasses, next to the T square and triangles, are used more than any other instrument. A pencil…

An illustration of a Madagascan drinking cup made from a leaf of the "Traveller's Tree".

Drinking Cup

An illustration of a Madagascan drinking cup made from a leaf of the "Traveller's Tree".

A hand holds and employs a drafting compass, a device used to create precise arcs and circles in mechanical drawing.

Hand Holding a Drafting Compass

A hand holds and employs a drafting compass, a device used to create precise arcs and circles in mechanical…

Side view of a hand drawing on a mechanical drawing board.

Hand Drawing

Side view of a hand drawing on a mechanical drawing board.

An illustration of an empty drinking glass.

Empty Drinking Glass

An illustration of an empty drinking glass.

An illustration of a full drinking cup.

Full Drinking Glass

An illustration of a full drinking cup.

Hand holding hammer.

Hammer

Hand holding hammer.

Hand holding a can.

Hand

Hand holding a can.

Hand pulling a string.

Hand

Hand pulling a string.

Hand holding a board.

Hand

Hand holding a board.

Hand with wand.

Hand

Hand with wand.

Hand with deck of cards.

Hand

Hand with deck of cards.

Hand writing with pencil.

Hand

Hand writing with pencil.

Hand drawing with chalk.

Hand

Hand drawing with chalk.

Hand holding a match.

Hand

Hand holding a match.

Hands holding two matches.

Hand

Hands holding two matches.

A hand dropping a small lead ball.

Hand and ball

A hand dropping a small lead ball.

Hand attaching wire to an Edison light bulb.

Hand and light bulb

Hand attaching wire to an Edison light bulb.

A hand holding a square pyramid, suspended by a string.

Hand and pyramid

A hand holding a square pyramid, suspended by a string.

"The 'sucker' consists of a circular piece of thick leather with a string attached to its middle. Being soaked thoroughly in water, it is firmly pressed upon a flat stone to drive out all air from between the leather and the stone. Unless the stone is too heavy, it may be lifted by the string." — Avery, 1895

Hand and sucker

"The 'sucker' consists of a circular piece of thick leather with a string attached to its middle. Being…

Hand holding a paper box.

Hand holding a paper box

Hand holding a paper box.

Hand holding a pen.

Hand holding a pen

Hand holding a pen.

Rear view of hand holding a pen.

Hand holding a pen

Rear view of hand holding a pen.

Front view of hand holding a pen.

Hand holding a pen

Front view of hand holding a pen.

Hand holding a string.

Hand holding a string

Hand holding a string.

An illustration of a hand holding letters.

Hand Holding Letters

An illustration of a hand holding letters.

An illustration of a hand holding a military toy figurine.

Hand Holding Military Toy Figurine

An illustration of a hand holding a military toy figurine.

An illustration of a hand holding a pen.

Hand Holding Pen

An illustration of a hand holding a pen.

Hand holding pencil

Hand holding pencil

Hand holding pencil

Hand holding string.

Hand holding string

Hand holding string.

Hand holding string.

Hand holding string

Hand holding string.

A hand holding a pointed weight suspended from a string.

Hand holding weight

A hand holding a pointed weight suspended from a string.

An illustration of a hand placing a piece to a puzzle in the right spot.

Hand Placing Puzzle Piece

An illustration of a hand placing a piece to a puzzle in the right spot.

A hand holding a board.

Hand with board

A hand holding a board.

A hand drawing a violin-bow across the edge of a goblet half-filled with water.

Hand with bow and glass

A hand drawing a violin-bow across the edge of a goblet half-filled with water.

A hand holding a candlestick.

Hand with candle

A hand holding a candlestick.

Hands with coins

Hands with coins

Hands with coins

Hands with coins

Hands with coins

Hands with coins

A hand holding a paper cup

Hand with cup

A hand holding a paper cup

A hand holding a disk connected to a stick.

Hand with disk

A hand holding a disk connected to a stick.

Hand holding flowers

Hand with Flowers

Hand holding flowers

A hand holding a bar magnet.

Hand with magnet

A hand holding a bar magnet.

Hand with stick

Hand with stick

Hand with stick

A hand holding a tube, with one end in a bowl.

Hand with tube

A hand holding a tube, with one end in a bowl.

A hand holding a U-shaped tuning fork.

Hand with tuning fork

A hand holding a U-shaped tuning fork.

A card and coin balanced on one finger, with the other hand poised to flick it off.

Hands and card

A card and coin balanced on one finger, with the other hand poised to flick it off.

An illustration of three hands handing a man cards.

Multiple Hands Handing Man Cards

An illustration of three hands handing a man cards.

A pair of hands rolling clay into a cylindrical shape.

hands molding clay

A pair of hands rolling clay into a cylindrical shape.

Two hands with string.

Hands tying knots

Two hands with string.

Two hands with string.

Hands tying knots

Two hands with string.

Hands preparing to spin a coin

Hands with coin

Hands preparing to spin a coin