Team Creativity Exercise: Monster Mash

Here’s a collaborative creative exercise that I recently ran with my company’s content team. As you may have gathered from the gruesome examples below, the exercise requires that participants draw monsters. But more specifically, each participant is assigned to one section of a monster: head, torso, or legs. The final image isn’t revealed until all of the sections have been completed.

Monster Mash 1Monster Mash 2

What you’ll need:

Pens, paper, and at least three participants.

Step 1:

Fold a sheet of paper into thirds (see above examples).

Step 2:

Have the first participant sketch the head of the monster and fold over the paper so no one can see what he or she has drawn.

Step 3:

Have the second participant sketch the torso of the monster and fold over the paper so no one can see what he or she has drawn.

Step 4:

Have the final participant sketch the legs of the monster and unfold the paper to reveal the finished monster.

Rinse & repeat as many times as you’d like!

(FYI: I found this exercise on the iD Tech Camps blog. It’s a great source for creative exercises and inspiration.)

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