Growing up, my parents always kept things like paint, markers, glue, and other craft supplies around the house. They knew that I loved doing small craft projects and would always support me if I wanted to start a new hobby.
Now that we're all staying at home, a great way to relieve stress is by doing a simple craft project. Here is a list of 5 DIY projects that can help you pass the time.
A lot of craft stores and art suppliers like Michael's are still shipping out supplies. I recently ordered canvases and paint from Blick Art Materials to start painting again. If you already have the necessary supplies, look up some canvas inspiration on Pinterest, and paint your heart away.
Some small businesses are even shipping out "Paint and Sip" craft kits because of COVID-19.
I used to write pen pals in high school. I wrote to people across the United States and I even kept in contact with a few people from other countries. There is a whole pen pal community on Instagram under hashtags like #snailmail and #letterwriting.
From my experience, finding someone to write to can be as simple as direct messaging a penpal Instagrammer who is willing to write new people. Pinterest is a great way to find inspiration to make your letters decorative and YouTube videos can help with ideas as well. Happy writing!
I've seen this trend coming back all over social media. One of my best friends has even mailed me a friendship bracelet since social distancing has started. If you don't have the supplies, you can place an order through the link above to relive one of the best parts of our childhoods.
Times are hectic right now. Having something to fidget with during zoom classes or meetings is almost a necessity. There are so many tutorials to make stress jars online.
If you have old mason jars and glitter laying around, what a great time to make something new and helpful.
A lot of us have old notebooks lying around. Bullet journals are a great way to stay organized while being creative. If you don't want to make your journal into a planner, using it as a normal journal to document your feelings during this time is a great idea.
There are tons of Instagram accounts and pins on Pinterest that can help with finding inspiration.