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Creative Thinking Prompt: Paper Fish

Creative Thinking Prompt: Paper Fish

While thinking about a new story character, I surfed the web looking at images of paper fish. While creating fish from paper isn’t a new concept, I wanted to see what others had done and how that might inspire me.

I discovered Easy Peasy and Fun’s website and The Crafty Mom at YouTube. Using their easy tutorials, I made two fish creations.

A shark bookmark that looks like he is eating the corner of my book.

         

www.easypeasyandfun.com/shark-corner-bookmark

An accordion fish that looks like it moves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l0tT9PVadQ

Use the examples above to inspire your own unique fish creations. What types of fish can you create from paper and glue? Make your fish into storybook characters. Make a paper aquarium for your fish.

“What A Line Can Become”

“What A Line Can Become”

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Andrew Drew and Drew

Andrew was a doodle boy. As readers follow Andrew’s doodle line by lifting page flaps, they discover how Andrew’s imagination transforms a line into a doodle.

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Andrew Drew and Drew celebrates the discovery of imagination, allowing the process of creativity to unfold.

This book promotes creativity, imagination, discovery and the creative process.

TITLE: Andrew Drew and Drew

AUTHOR: Barney Saltzberg

ILLUSTRATOR: Barney Saltzberg

PUBLISHER: Abrams Appleseed, 2012

AGE GROUP: 4-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, imagination, discovery, creative process

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Make your mind a blank slate. Don’t think about anything. When your mind is clear, pick up a pencil and begin to move your hand in any direction on a blank piece of paper for one minute. Then from your line doodle, pick a section of your line. On a clean sheet of paper, using your chosen line segment, start a new doodle. Spend only a minute or two on your doodle, transforming this doodle into a picture.

Here is my doodle line (the curly one) that I made into a picture.

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A bird air surfing through the spray of rollicking ocean waves.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Barney Saltzberg,

visit: http://www.barneysaltzberg.com