Today, We Scribble!

A line is the path of a dot, point etc. through space and that is always has more length than thickness. Ugh, how boring. Thankfully we are not here to talk about line, we are here to talk about the SCRIBBLE! Today, being National Scribble Day, we give the scribble the praise it deserves! Every great comic book masterpiece starts with a scribble. A passionate, fragile, energetic expression from the artists soul.

National Scribble Day was founded by Diane Alber, author of
I’m NOT Just a Scribble, to share a message of kindness and acceptance and to encourage children to create art no matter their ability. Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when eyes and a smile are added. Suddenly a personality leaps onto the page, and through it, children will grow and express themselves. That’s what’s so wonderful about scribbles, plus anyone can make them no matter their ability. This means everyone from Grandpa to the smallest family member can join in the day. Gather up the crayons in every color and scribble up smiles for everyone!

When creating your scribbles, clear your mind, find your drawing utensil, tap into your instincts, and let it fly! A scribble can:

  • be long, short or anything in between
  • be thick, thin
  • be smooth or rough
  • continuous, implied, dotted, dashed
  • change direction
  • change in degree of curve (curved lines)
  • or be any of the above combined!

So today, inspire someone to scribble, or just do some scribbles yourself. Whatever you decide, share with us your favorite scribbles in the comments!

Educators, visit for resources and to sign up for stickers.

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