Objective: To determine whether dominant hand doodling, or bimanual silly putty manipulation causes a decrease in participants' abilities to generate words or do working memory tasks when they are completed during the repetitive manual tasks. Method: At a small, northeastern U.S. state university, sixty-eight participants were randomly assigned to a doodling condition (n = 21), silly putty condition (n = 24), or normal control condition (n =23), and were asked to engage in their condition's task while they were simultaneously administered the Controlled Oral Word Association test (COWA) and the Digit Span subtest of the WAIS-IV. Results: A MANOVA was used to compare T-score from the FAS and the animals portion of the COWA, and the reference group scaled score for the Digit Span subtest as the dependent variables, with the condition as the independent variable. The multivariate result was significant for condition, Pillai's Trace = .967, F = 611.96, df = (3, 63), p < .001. The univariate F tests showed there was a significant difference for the T-score from the FAS portion of the COWA only, F = 9.79, df = (2.65), p < .001 with the doodling condition performing significantly lower than the other two conditions. Conclusion: Doodling may inhibit one's ability to do frontal lobe mediated tasks, as demonstrated on the COWA and the Digit Span subtest. Implications and future directions will be discussed.