The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 12th August 2019 – Kick Cartoon

This week’s challenge is a Kick in the Creatives! Kick in the Creatives is a one-stop-shop for all sorts of fun creative challenges happening online, as well as podcasts, Youtube videos and a Facebook Group that explores a shared passion for art and creativity. This week, they challenge you to bring households objects to life, and have some fun with the contents of your cupboards. Knives, forks, tins of baked beans at the ready…!

Collect together some small everyday objects such as elastic bands, shoelaces, wool/string, pebbles, buttons, lolly sticks, scissors, corkscrew etc.

Lay the elements out on a table or white sheet of paper and use them to make a little character. Transform your objects into pebbly eyes, wooly hair and button noses – get creative! You could create a face on your character digitally or using a marker, and make a speech/think bubble for the character with your shoelace, string or wool. What could you make your cartoon say? It could be snippets of conversation, a motivational quote or a funny one-liner…

Take a photo of your character creation and share using #KickCartoon.

Check out this short video from the Kick in the Creatives team, showing you how they created digital images using free apps.

If you have more time…
Why not create a whole set of cartoons or an everyday cartoon comic book. You could even create a stop-motion animation of your characters.

This challenge is all about using the materials already around you to get creative. What do you have around you that you could repurpose, recycle or reuse in a different creative way?

Share your time cartoon creations with Tara and Sandra – founders of Kick in the Creatives, the 64 Million Artists team and thousands of other Challengers across the country using #KickCartoon and #64MillionArtists.

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