This week, its Children's Mental Health Week. With this pandemic going around the globe, now is the best time to focus on your child's mental health, as well as your own.
The Duchess of Cambridge is even encouraging everyone to get creative in her latest Instagram post!
Even though our studio is full of inspiration, colour and fun, and people head there to create amazing artwork, sculpture and projects, there is an underlying benefit to all the creating.
It allows people, of all ages, to zone out. When you are creating your mind is on the task at hand and not on whatever is happening outside the studio, it calms your mind, it makes you smile, it
So here's to committing to creativity, some of the benefits are:
Creativity allows you to express yourself. ... 😊
Creativity promotes thinking and problem-solving. ... 🤔
Creativity reduces stress and anxiety. ... 🧘
Creativity allows you to enter your happy zone and have fun. ... 🥳
Creativity gives you a sense of purpose. ... 🤩
Creativity can lead to feelings of accomplishment and pride. 😁
And maybe more importantly, creativity infuses life with a different sort of depth and richness.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more art to it, a little more dance to it.”
So some ideas:
- Make a costume and let the children make up their own games, see our snail costume we made above.
- Draw your dream home and pop all the most amazing features you want in there, think an ice-cream shop.
- Make paper dolls, see our next blog! You can create as many outfits as you like and dress and undress for hours.
- Paint the paving or brick walls with water (no mess and no damage, win win!
- Contour line drawings, find an object in your home and draw it without lifting your pen or pencil from the page.