Doing crafts is a wonderful de-stressing activity. It is well known that stress is one of the major factors that negatively affect our society today. Stress can be ramped up during holiday periods. To counter stressful thoughts slowing down and crafting with your hands helps to reverse the habit of getting into the stress mode. Here are some things that we are doing in the Art Therapy Studio to release some of that stress and anxiety:
|Beaded Candy Canes
Making candy canes and wreaths from interlocking beads. This exercise is simple, fun and creates a great product.
|Working with pre-made forms.
This is a felt story of the 12 Days of Christmas. Creating felt stories is a sensory rich art activity, which involves creativity, story and play.
|Glue gun snow flake.
Making snowflakes. Snowflakes are always a fun, quick exercise that results in surprising and beautiful designs.
What Christmas crafts have you been enjoying?