Practice your creativity – and maybe get others in on the fun – with a caption contest.
1. Take a picture or pick an image. For example, a pug in a unicorn costume:
2. Come up with 3-5 captions. These can be reflect how you're feeling in the moment –playful, lonely, bored, whatever it is! You can also pull a caption from somewhere else, like a quote from a movie or a classic joke.
Some options for our pug-turned-unicorn:
"I thought you said it was a costume party, Fergus."
"Gimme the treat, or I'll poke you with my horn."
Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
3. Add your favorite caption to the picture. You can use photo editors, such as the one on your device or a fancier software if you're feeling inspired. You can also print the image and use handwriting, collage, stamps, or any other medium to add words to the page.
4. Share with someone! Send the edited image to a loved one or group chat. If you went with a physical version, show it to someone, or take a picture to send around.
Check out my finished product:
Ways to mix this up...
Make it a group effort. Get some pals and have everyone suggest a caption. You be the judge, or make someone else pick their favorite!
Meme it up! Look to your favorite internet humor for inspiration. My personal picks are wholesome memes and classical art memes.
Design the piece as a gift for someone in particular. This might help you narrow down your choices if you've got too many ideas.
"Wrong answers only!" Pose a question as your first caption, but ask your audience for wrong answers only. Let the absurd answers flow from there.
If you share on social media, remember to credit creators for their images or quotes where necessary.