We All Need a Craft Break!
Hello friends! Well, we started off March celebrating National Craft Month, and we are ending the month in the midst of a pandemic. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time as we all do what we can to keep ourselves and others healthy. In addition to physical health, our mental health is so important as we are stuck at home. Spending a few unplugged moments making something with our hands can help us relax in the present moment. It is truly therapeutic. In that spirit I have created a daily “Mental Craft Break” series on Facebook and Instagram Live at 1pm CT. Each day you’ll find me with my daughters in our kitchen sharing simple ideas that you can make at home.
In addition to hopefully providing a little crafting joy to you all, this has been a really fun opportunity for me to create something alongside my daughters. They have grown up with me blogging and creating and are my biggest helpers behind-the-scenes. It is fun to give them the opportunity to show off their crafting skills on air. I must admit, they are pros already!
Check out these Mental Craft Break episodes!
I’ve chosen projects that use simple supplies you likely already have on hand. The projects are a mix of kid and adult crafts, but are simple enough to be enjoyed by all ages. Each Mental Craft Break episode is only a few minutes long, and if you can’t join us live you can always find the recorded versions on my Facebook page. Here are a few you can watch now!
- I bet you have the supplies to make these at home. I enjoy making them as much as my daughters, and they make for a pretty pencil cup to add to your desk.
- We’re showing how to make a simple clothespin wreath, including one that does double duty as an at home activity bucket list!
- I love this easy kids craft because it can be improvised on so many ways based on the craft supplies you have at home.
- Celebrate the arrival of spring with this simple DIY art using an old frame and a colorful fabric scrap.
- One of my favorite projects that I have been making for years. If you have some plastic eggs on hand, turn them into pretty spring tulips!
- Another colorful project that requires only popsicle sticks and yarn. You can even gather a few small branches from outside to use in place of the popsicle sticks if you want!
- My daughters’ favorite project to ever appear on Design Improvised. They are the slime experts in our house, and have lots of tips! I think even adults should try making slime just once for fun!
I hope to do these Mental Craft Breaks for the next couple weeks (or until I run out of ideas!). If you join in, shoot me a note, and if you make one of the crafts please share. I would love to see what you are crafting up at home!