Creative Thinking Prompt: Visual Puns

11-4-16 Creative Thinking Prompt: Visual Puns

A visual pun is a play on words using images.


“Laughing Gas” from Punny Pixels

A pun:

  • uses a word that has a double meaning or different associations
  • can communicate a message without using written words
  • figurative language – uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation
  • combines two or more symbols to form a new meaning

Visual puns are fun and a clever way to use your creativity.

Can you guess what this is?


If not here’s its realistic counterpart.


Creative Thinking Prompt: Create your own visual puns. Here’s a list to get you started:  ipod, butterfly, bookworm, fruit fly, running shoes, house fly.

Think Deeper: Invent a visual pun joke.

Here’s my visual pun joke.


What did the eggs do when they saw the frying pan?


They scrambled away.

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