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Creative Thinking Prompt: DIY Book Covers

Creative Thinking Prompt: DIY Book Covers

     ©suzyssitcom.com

To make these cool book covers, visit Suzy Myer’s blog at http://suzyssitcom.com/2015/08/more-book-cover-patterns-for-school.html

Creative Thinking Prompt: Design and create book covers that represent you or the subject matter of the book in an abstract manner.

  1. Brainstorm a list of materials that can be used to cover a book. Here are some ideas to get your list started: legos, puzzle pieces
  2.  Make a list of different things, colors, animals, etc. that you feel a connection to.
  3. From this list, sketch out different designs on paper before deciding on one.
  4. Once you’ve decided on a design, experiment with different materials from your list to build your design.
  5. Create!

Creative Thinking Prompt: Build A Snowman Without Snow

Creative Thinking Prompt: Build A Snowman Without Snow

http://www.upcycleddesignlab.com/2012/12/upcycled-book-snowman-christmas-decoration.html

http://fromdiaperstodiamonds.com/do-you-want-to-build-a-snowman-without-snow/

https://www.hometalk.com/25048240/s-13-surprising-ways-to-make-a-snowman-for-your-porch?page_num=14

https://grillo-designs.com/wandas-cup-snowman/

Creative Thinking Prompt: Brainstorm 25 ways to build a snowman without using snow. What are other materials you can use? Take a few ideas from your list and build your snowmen.

Think Deeper: Create a snowman village.

Creative Thinking Prompt: Surrealism

Creative Thinking Prompt: Surrealism

 Rene Magritte

Surrealism art is an art form that reunites the world of dream and fantasy with everyday reality, a mix of conscious and unconscious realms.

Artist Rene Magritte’s surrealism artwork challenges others, in an unexpected manner, to view his art not as it appears to be, but as it appears not. For Magritte, what is concealed is more important than what is open to view.

This art by Rene Magritte looks like a pipe but its translation is “This is not a pipe.”

Creative Thinking Prompt: If this is not a pipe, what else can it be?

Brainstorm alternate uses for this item. Develop a new name for this “pipe”.