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Giveaway: Createures- Art-Generating Prompt Cards

Have you heard of the new art-generating prompt game called Createures?

I received a review copy of the prompt cards and an EXTRA COPY to give away for FREE to one lucky reader! ($19.99 value)

Here’s how it works. You can pick three “subject” cards and then 1 extra feature card, plus 1 background card. Then you use your creativity and imagination to draw a new creature that combines features from all 5 cards. I love that the creature cards have animals drawn on them, so it is easy for kids to see how the animal looks. Here are two pictures my daughter made with these cards:

Here is an example I made just by using 3 of the cards and combining a bat, raccoon and bunny.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment with your favorite game for creativity. Or, leave a comment with one way to teach or encourage creativity in the classroom. (These may be compiled for a future blog post.)

A winner will be randomly chosen and announced November 12. USA addresses only!

To learn more or purchase the game on Amazon, visit the Createures page. (Affiliate links have been used at no extra cost to you.)

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

83 Responses to Giveaway: Createures- Art-Generating Prompt Cards

  1. Andrea says:

    This game looks so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Brenda says:

    Love this! Would be great for a project, early finishers, or a center!

  3. Beki says:

    This looks really fun! My students would love this! They always want to draw mythical creatures!!

  4. Katie says:

    Samitomato is another drawing game I like. I would love a copy of creatures though

  5. Sheena says:

    This looks great! I’d love to try this at my stem school!

    • This would be fun for my students! They love to create mythical creatures!
      Another game I used for my students on art classes session or Art Camps it is “Roll the Dice” to create a Picasso Face.

  6. Ericka says:

    I love doing silhouette projects with fourth grade. We always do it in the beginning of the year to work on scissor skills and following directions. Students pick one of four tree examples: palm tree, maple tree full of leaves, maple tree without leaves or pine tree/Xmas tree. They draw half of it on black paper then cut it out (symmetry review). Then I collect their trees and they draw a background on a new piece of paper. After that is fully colored (media changes year by year or class by class from paint, crayon, marker, pastels, etc.) then they glue their tree onto their project.

  7. Ruth Kaldor says:

    A bag full of drawing prompts for free drawing sessions

  8. Leigha Pehlivan says:

    This game looks so fun! It reminds me of an idea that I used with some of my students based on the Nian monster from China!

  9. Jacqui says:

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  10. Ces Art says:

    These cards look awesome. Many of my students love to draw mythical creatures, they would love using them. We like to play the pattern card game SET in my classroom. It’s a great early finisher activity.

  11. Leah says:

    PLEASE tell me where I can purchase this game for my students?!! LOVE this!!!

  12. Cindy Cooney says:

    The old standby Pictionary is always a class favorite!

  13. Jessica Slezewick says:

    I would love to win this game! I have seen others talk about it in our Facebook group. A game I love to play in the classroom to foster creativity is the Clay Modeling challenge. I give them each a ball of modeling clay and a wooden stylus stick, then I give them a challenge of what to make in how many minutes. For example: you have 5 mins to create a race car… spend 1 minute talking with your table about what makes your car the fastest. Kids are always engaged and it is an easy day for me!

  14. Jelly Warren says:

    I recently discovered Whatchamadrawit. My kids love it! We tested out with my art club group today. We were all laughing and having a great time making the drawings.

  15. D Ward says:

    This game looks like so much fun!! I love doing pictionary as a warm-up exercise with my students–it is great to see how they work in teams 🙂

  16. Kim says:

    Trace your hand and make things you like for each finger.

  17. Michelle Barrett says:

    What a great game idea! i find my students really need a push when it comes to finding inspiration. I’m trying to move to centers and eventually TAB.

  18. Barbara Ruthaiwattana says:

    I play “Where’s Mona?” A student sits in front of the room with their eyes closed with a small peg doll Mona Lisa under their seat. I choose one person to sneak up behind them and take the doll and bring back to their seat to hide. The person up fronts turns around and takes three guesses on who took Mona. The kids love it. Elementary level.

  19. Katie Morris says:

    I don’t think my comment posted the first time but sorry if this is a repeat! I like cranium since it includes sculpting too. I like that this game doesn’t have a winner- that would be nice for my non competitive kid.

  20. Cassie says:

    It’s an older one but I love Cranium for a creativity game. This one looks fantastic!

  21. Kari Limbert says:

    I draw random lines or shapes on blank paper and have students finish the drawing–sometimes with no guidelines, sometimes with guidelines such as use three colors, use four different patterns, your picture should be of something indoors or outdoors, etc. They love it!

  22. This would be great for beating art block! Thank you for giving everyone the chance at trying for one of these. ^_^

  23. Elizabeth Salmon says:

    My students love to play the dice games like roll-a-miro, roll-a-critter, or roll-a- monster, etc… The print outs can be found online. They play in groups and they love to get creative with their drawings! Just listening to them chuckle in their groups brings joy to my heart!

  24. Shauntrell Leaks says:

    I like to play music and have students draw the images that the music evokes. Thanks for the opportunity .

  25. Christina Schwartz says:

    I like the games Think Blot and Oodles of Doodles. In Think Blot, the students are using their imaginations to figure out what they see in the blots of ink. Oodles of Doodles is much like Pictionary. Thanks for sharing your new game idea!

  26. Heather J Gordon says:


  27. Wanda Mann says:

    Wow! This game is excellent for expressing individuality and how we might look different on the outside we are all the same in the inside!

  28. Jessica Szafran says:

    This game is amazing- my favorite creative game is always giving a line and seeing how and what can be made from it. My sister and I did it with my mom growing up and I love doing it with students.

  29. Melissa P Simpson says:

    These look wonderful! I have never seen them before! My kids and I would love to have a set for our classroom.
    One thing I do with my kids is make a mark on a piece of paper for each person.(They don’t see me make the mark) Once they get there paper, they all see it has something on it and start saying “My paper has a mark on it!” We use that moment to make something out of our mark that no one has seen before. They are all surprised at their creation.

  30. Stephanie says:

    I’m not a TAB teacher, so I don’t usually have studios set up for them to do, but I love seeing their creativity when I just set things out like legos, blocks, tinker toys, art puzzle mind menders, etc. I’d love to use Createurs as a lesson too!

  31. Kim says:

    What a great way to create surrealistic animals. I want a set whether I win or not. A must have for the Art Room!!!

  32. jamie says:

    Pictionary is still my favorite! This looks like great fun too!

  33. Beth Vess says:

    I love this game – Everyone Wins is great for elementary classrooms. I think it would be easy to incorporate into a writing lesson. Students can draw their new creature and write a story about it.

  34. Mardi Leonard says:

    love these prompt cards!! I think i missed the deadline to enter..

  35. Rebecca A Gallagher says:

    Hello, I love showing the students how to create Zen tangles. This is an awesome exercise in pattern production, line usage, and contrast. Plus it is just a fun way to occupy your time. Students love it and have created surprisingly beautiful tiny works of art.

  36. Kim Peck says:

    Hi Marcia!

    These cards are awesome! I have done lessons like this and the cards would be super helpful. I love to have my 6th grade students draw an Abandoned Car! They get really creative and enjoy the lesson! Here is the site for my inspiration: https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/05/MS-Abandoned-Car-Drawings.pdf

    -Kim (Mrs. Peck)
    Junior High Art Teacher

  37. Lesley E Sacco says:

    I do Roll-a-dice drawings with my students. They really enjoy them.

  38. Grace Losser says:

    Pictionary is my go to game! Students don’t have to be amazing at drawing but it gets them thinking and drawing. I also like giving students prompts to draw from, giving them time to draw, and then allowing them to show other students their work. This sparks interest in what other peoples creativity looks like.

  39. Cassie Irwin says:

    I like the “finish the picture” drawing prompts with random lines or shapes on the page and students have to use their imagination to finish the picture. Again, no right or wrong answer, and it’s an easy early finisher activity!

  40. Shoshanna Cohen says:

    I think this game sounds fantastic. It reminds me of a project I did back in the day for the kids to design their own Pokémon characters. You could make up entire stories about these creatures and incorporate language arts standards too!

  41. Allie says:

    This is SUCH a great idea!! I teach art lessons to a young girl and we often do a similar challenge. We’ll pick a subject to draw and add an extra fun feature (like a top hat or clown shoes), but the catch is… we have to draw it with our eyes closed!!

  42. Holly Benjamin says:

    Hi! I love to play pictionary and 20 questions with my students. This Creatures game would be an amazing resource to use in the art room!

  43. Allan J Lau says:

    Creativity is critical in today’s classroom because so many of our students don’t exercise their imagination as they get older. I want to encourage play and creativity as much as possible!

  44. C Van Handle says:

    Whatchamadrawit! This game is loved by my middle schoolers and they can play on own or in a group! Great for developing SEL!

  45. Jana says:

    I’ve always loved the game Pictionary! But this game takes it to a whole new level! Awesome!

  46. Sandra Serum says:

    I have 4 buckets of tongue depressor sticks with different objects, animals, weather and occasion words on them. When a project is done they can draw 3 or 4 sticks and make a drawing that includes these things. When I saw this on amazon it went on my wish list. It would be fantastic to win.

  47. Katie says:

    I like the exquisite corpses, very similar to this idea!

  48. As part of my 3rd grader’s Surrealism/imagination unit and the concept of juxtaposition, I made my own dice game. First roll is an animal. Second and third rolls are accessories (hat, dress, phone, moustache, etc.), and the fourth roll is an action (swimming, jumping, etc.). After making several animals, they can also illustrate a scene. Many children enjoy collaborating with a partner and drawing on the same paper.

  49. Karen Riehle says:

    I love art games! My students really like our version of team pictionary. Even my students who really don’t like art get into the competitiveness of the game. Thanks for the contest!

  50. Laura says:


  51. I can see our students engaging in art through a lunch time art club! We have terrific student organized club’s supported by a teacher. Our students will live to draw fun creatures of their making! Principal Smith James Madison Elementary in San Leandro, Ca

  52. Amanda D Turner says:

    This looks amazing! I know my students would love it!

  53. Shannon Marie Palmlund says:

    I love doing sentence starters. I start the sentence, then each student rolls a die to add to the story. Whatever the dice says is what they have to add in. As time goes on, I have them write more than one sentence!

  54. Angeline Parkin-Milambiling says:

    What a great way to engage students in humor and playful exploration!

  55. Susan Smith says:

    We go outside and observe the river, the mountains, the moose (if they’re out) and come back in to replicate what they saw, based on a peer’s description.

  56. Judit Furesz says:

    Wow! I teach in an art ingegrated school. Would love to share this game with the kiddos. Thanks for the give-away!

  57. Judit Furesz says:

    Love the game. I notice that especially from third grade up, students have a difficult time coming up with ideas for free drawing. The cards will really help remove that block.
    Creativity in my class … Tape, tinfoil, staple, and paper…. The kids come up with amazing projects using these simple resources. I can never stock enough of them.

  58. Jessica says:

    I discovered a drawing game a few years ago called Whatchamadrawit. I’ve enjoyed playing it with friends.

  59. This is awesome & reminds me of a favorite: Design Studio Pro.

  60. Amy says:

    This game looks like a lot of fun for kids of all ages! Another game I like to play involves nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Kids start by writing a noun at the top of the paper and then fold it over, pass the paper to another student and that student writes a verb, the paper is folded over again and passed so an adjective is added. The paper is returned to the original student and they have to illustrate the silly combination.

  61. Gina says:

    This game sounds great! I like to use ink. The students move their ink around the paper and then figure out what they see in the picture. So many possibilities!

  62. Gina R Duffield says:

    One way that I’ve tried to get my students encouraged to draw was have them go to stations of still life’s and have 30sec to draw. This got my whole 8th grade engaged and then I had them do gestures of their classmates. I would use this game for my 2nd-8th graders to help them get more creative.

  63. This would be awesome in the two room rural school where I teach. I have K-8 and this would be something they all can do!! Love to win this and could use in my after school classes as well!

  64. Dawn says:

    I would love this for my kiddos. K-6. I use the roll a Picasso face. These turn out so awesome. It’s a favorite of theirs.

  65. I inspire creativity through games such as Pictionary, personal choice in projects and sheer luck

  66. Catherine M. says:

    This game would be perfect for substituting in a class where we might have some free time or even when it is last minute and plans might not be available. Students could create their Creatures and then we could then do some creative writing – origins stories. The possibilities are endless.

  67. Sherri says:

    My favorite activity for creativity in my classroom is to give students supplies and few directions. Or, to give them directions that can be interpreted in a variety of ways. One of my go-to books lately has been “Art Workshops for Children” by Harve Tullet.

  68. mary says:

    I enjoy I spy games and Art Bingo

  69. Misty says:

    I love this game! My students really enjoy the dice drawing games that you can get on TPT.

  70. Misty Byrd says:

    I love this game! My students really enjoy the dice drawing games you can get from TPT.

  71. Emily Birchler says:

    Super fun Game! would love to enter in the contest! My favorite thing to do in my classroom is students earn free choice days for positive behaviors in the classroom. They basically get a chance to experiment and create whatever they would like with the different materials in the art room. These days are important to have on top of structured lessons in between.

  72. Rachelle Rodriguez says:

    This game looks awesome! We love to play “whatchamadrawit” game to stimulate creativity.

  73. Miranda says:

    I love to use writing prompts, but instead make them drawing prompts. Your game looks amazing!

  74. Misty Rude says:

    I’m a Theatre teacher who was recruited to teach ALL Fine Arts subjects (Music, Art & Theatre) for all grade levels at our rural Alaska K-12 school. So I teach Art even though I wouldn’t call myself an artist in the traditional sense of the word. Your blog has been a life saver for me! I teach Art to Kinders through 8th Graders without a curriculum (and with a limited budget), and I cannot tell you how often I use your blog as a resource! Truth: I’ve not branched very far into free expression with my students because I’m not confident enough myself and because I often have barely enough supplies to do the activities I have planned. But I do all sorts of Improv with my high school theatre students. Does that count? 😉 Thanks again for your invaluable help through this blog!!

  75. lauren mcnulty says:

    As a Recreation Therapist for 48 severely mentally ill adults living in a group home, ages 18 – 70 currently, you could imagine it is difficult to find appropriate activities. They are constantly in and out of the hospital and both admissions and discharges are frequent. Art is often my go to. Finding age appropriate yet skill appropriate activities is always a challenge! I feel this game would be ideal!

  76. Julie Pokrivnak says:

    I teach a very active first grade class. After lunch we have quiet time. I put on music and they can rest, read or draw. They draw anything the music inspires. They come up with amazing work and explanations. We also have exploration with a variety of manipulatives(blocks, cubes, geometric shapes. They build amazing structures and play awesome games with them. It is an awesome way to let them learn by doing something fun, after all the rote work we have to do.

  77. Rebecca Irby Grice says:

    One thing that I love to do with my students is a Squiggle Drawing. I make a squiggle on a piece of paper and they have to create something out of it. We then can go further and write about it.
    These cards look really cool because it looks like they would spark imagination when a student says “I dont know what to draw”

  78. Maria Sexton says:

    I’d love to use this game with the SPED class. It would give them a chance to be creative in interpretation and ability. Their drawing could be used to spin off a story or some other writing or creative activity.

  79. Tami says:

    When I was a substitute and there were no sub plans I would have the students create an animal by combining 5 existing animals and they would have to name them, give them a place to live, what they eat and what they do. All grades really seemed to enjoy it. It sounds a lot like this game only they students do not get to choose their prompts. I think this would be great for my middle schoolers and would love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the games.

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