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Creative Thinking Challenge #13

In the “Grow Creativity!” article, Candace Hackett Shively shares four aspects of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This article had me hooked from the beginning:

The world needs creative thinkers, scientists, engineers, leaders, and contributing workers. yet research repeatedly shows creativity is schooled out of us. 

The Creative Thinking Challenge prompts focus on areas in all of these aspects and use ideas inspired by many different sources.

I would love for you to participate …

  • even if you don’t think you are very creative
  • the point of these prompts is to get the creative juices flowing 
  • even if that only means letting small ideas begin to trickle out

I find that I get lots of new ideas from looking at the things others have done … and I bet we all interpret the prompts in unique ways.

The best part is that you get to choose how you want to respond to this prompt. And there is no deadline. The next prompt will post on the 1st of the month.

(I post past prompts on the Creative Thinking tab at the top of my blog)

Creative Thinking Challenge Prompt: Found Writing Utensils 

Do you like pens?

I know that may sound like an unusual question ….

But do you have any idea how many different pens I have? in my purse? on my desk?

At times I like pens that write in colored ink and at other times, I like pen that smoothly write in black ink …

I enjoy finding a good pen! :)

And I am not alone …

The Creative Thinking Prompt this time may not involve different types of pens, but it does involve various writing utensils …

As I was looking once again at How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Art Life Museum by Keri Smith, I came across Exploraton #53: Found Writing Utensils

Experiment with as many different kinds of writing utensils as you can.  You may use found paint, ink, or regular paint …

I wonder if you can do some creative thinking and come up with even more unusual writing utensils …

You can also use this as a brainstorming activity …

Brainstorming does require Creative Thinking!

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