Happy Thursday Scribblers! How’s your Scribble Jam going? Have you gotten your colors out and started using them? I can’t wait to see your scribbles!
So, I heard earlier this week from the cool Scribblers at Scribble Blog that it’s National Clown Week and I’ve been following along with the celebration of the clown. It seemed natural to write something fun and creative about the clown today, but…
…Authentic blogging moment…
When I was a little girl I was REALLY afraid of clowns!!
I know it’s silly. It was just a doll and clowns are cute and fun…but irrational fears are real fears. We all have them, and so do our kids. So I decided to use this opportunity to work with my fear and find a creative way to clown around on the post today and move past the fear. After I thought about it, I was inspired by the color red and shapes.
A close-up on a metal sculpture creates shape and color fun. Red and turquoise balloons would make great balloon animals!
Clowns always have fun red hair and big red lips. Their clothes usually have fun colorful shapes and they make those really silly characters by twisting balloons into different animals.
So in honor of the clown, let’s get creative with colors and shapes this week! Look around you this weekend and see how many red shapes you can find.
Shapes are everywhere! Circles remind me of the polka dots on clown pants. I found this fun image only a block from my house. You don't have to go far to get creative.
Take some pictures of them and post them on Scribble Blog or on the Facebook page. The more unusual the better! Get close. Create some intrigue about your subject. Make us guess what the shape really is. Clowns are notorious for intrigue.
Clown around with your Scribble Jam and use red in your scribbles. Include some fun new shapes inspired by the clown.
Colors reflecting in water created great shapes and colors, a pop of red like the nose on a clown.
If you are feeling REALLY daring, buy some balloons and try your hand at CREATING your own characters through shapes and colors.
Inside of every fear there is creativity waiting to be tapped. What are you afraid of? What fears do your children have? How can you use creativity to overcome the fear and turn it into a creative game that turns fear to fun?