After sharing the morphing activity more and more fantastic beasts started to flood the online spaces. Someone who took it to the next level is Martin Coutts.

I must say that meeting him this year has been a highlight for me personally. Something happens when you start talking with him. It’s like the creativity clouds gather and unleash a thunder storm. Lightning flashes of ideas flow through the air and there is this magical chemistry of collaboration that makes you want to create inspiring learning experiences.

After seeing his results, I reached out to him and I am thankful that I can present his example here for you.

The beauty of sharing your creativity is that it inspires others to be creative.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is his story:

Open Keynote and start from a blank template.

Delete any of the text boxes.

Tap the plus sign on the top right and go to the shapes library.

Select the two shapes you want to combine.

Next add a random shape like a square and style it in a different color.

Select the square and the animal (see screenshot). After this go to the paintbrush and the Arrange section. Tap on subtract to chop off the part you don’t need.

Repeat this step for the other shape.

Now merge both shapes.

TIP: Once you have them both selected you might want to group them by tapping on the Group option that appears.

The final step is to trace your new fantastic beast and add details to it as you please.

Going Further.

After creating these fantastic beasts you can take your creativity even further by recording your own sound effects in GarageBand and Live Loops to make a short animated movie.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Everyone Can Create: Teacher Guide

Everyone Can Create: Drawing

Everyone Can Create: Music

Apple Teacher: Keynote for iPad Starter Guide

Apple Teacher: GarageBand for iPad Starter Guide


Have fun!