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How to Use Scroobly for Self-Expression

I love the look on my clients’ faces when I use new applications and technology in my sessions. I am talking about that pure curiosity and joy in children as they explore their creativity. I have been on the hunt for new electronic resources to make my teletherapy session a lot more fun and engaging, and I found the most fantastic application called, Scroobly! This app has the potential for providing a creative outlet for self-expression and movement. It far exceeds other apps out there, in my opinion. Scroobly allows you to animate your drawings in virtual 3D space by recording your body movements from either your phone or computer camera.


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Scroobly is a fun AR application that lets you share and bring to life your artistic creations with a virtual space. Scroobly is creating a new way for users to express themselves, share their visions, and experience art by others. It’s user-friendly with easy navigation, it’s safe for anyone who wants a playful environment for self-expression. Are you ready to learn more about this excellent application? Follow along as you will learn how to use the Scroobly app to mix drawing and augmented reality (AR).


I can't wait to see what scribbly characters you create using this App! Thank you for joining me once again!

How To Use The Scroobly App:


Let's start with the basics. All you need is either a smartphone with a camera, a tablet, or a computer with a camera.


If you use a tablet, it's a lot easier to have control of your doodles. But I believe it's a lot more fun when you let the child inside create colorful, imperfect doodle creatures.


The next thing you will need to do is hop on scroobly.com. The website/App is completely FREE to use!


This is a very user-friendly website/App. I was able to create my own Scroobly in a few minutes.


As soon as you enter the website, you are greeted with a cheerful character and then given a step-by-step guide on creating one yourself.


To customize your character, there is an extensive menu of options that you can choose from, including pre-made characters or figure templates, or you can create your own from scratch using a body guide.


Check out the video below for a mini-tutorial on how to get started. I will walk you through creating a scroobly.



How to Use The Scroobly App in Session:


Well, here are some ideas. The first and obvious one is for the sake of incorporating movement. Using the creative process is excellent, but adding opportunities to dance and move it is so much more effective. Kids need ways to process emotions not only through art but play as well. Let kids make their Scroobly dance and have fun!


Clients can use this App to create a worry monster that you can use to discuss fear and anxiety. Also, clients can personify their emotions by creating characters that represent anger, sadness, fear, happiness, relaxation, etc. This can be done throughout a few sessions. Each session can be dedicated to creating a different feelings monster.

As a bonus, check out my blog post on bibliotherapy resources by Anna Llenas; these are great resources to accompany this activity. Another idea is to establish therapeutic rapport and provide a fun and safe therapeutic environment or as an incentive at the end of the session for participation.


And finally, who doesn't love a great story. This App is perfect for story-telling and can also be used as a sort of puppet. The client can create a character and tell their story of process and dialogue about their experiences safely.


Let me know how Scroobly works for you! Feel free to comment below or shot me an email.


Until Next time, Take care and stay safe!


With Love,

Lauren



To add more electronic resources to your art therapy tool box, check out the following blog posts below:

  1. COVID-19 Digital Resources

  2. Teletherapy Resources Part 1

  3. Teletherapy Resources Part 2

  4. Creating an Interactive Digital Zine

  5. Create Digital Mandalas

  6. Create A Virtual Therapy Room with Google Slides

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be utilized as a form of self-help, personal clinical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content on this blog is meant for educational purposes and to provide clinical art therapy directives/resources for trained mental health professionals. This information is by no means a substitute for therapy.


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