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Arts and Crafts: Showing Your Creative Side

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When most people think of arts and crafts, they have flashbacks to elementary school and creating less-than-average macaroni creations. Your skills may have improved since then, but even if they have not, consider trying out something creative again.  

Expressing your emotions 

Arts and crafts are a great way to understand yourself and what you are currently feeling. Even if you are not sure what you are creating, just put something on paper. Do a little doodle of a frog holding an umbrella. Bring yourself joy by literally creating something joyful for yourself.

Vent to a piece of paper by drawing what stresses you out and then do whatever you need to release those feelings. Creating does not have to be pretty, it just has to be. 

A collection of you 

While this may not be arts and crafts in the traditional sense of what we learned in elementary school, it still applies to us as creative creatures. Find items that mean something to you, big or small, and set them together on a shelf or desk as a touchstone.  

Found a cool rock? Put it on your shelf. There you go, halfway to creating a creative collection that represents you. Find pieces of yourself in the world and, if you want to, bring them back to you.  


While people can paint on canvases, draw in sketchbooks and even create molds of objects, consider bringing a little chaos into what you create. Arts and crafts are a perfect way to express yourself in whichever way you decide to. 

An example of this comes down to googly eyes. You can put those bad boys anywhere and I suggest that you do. There is something about glancing around and seeing cartoonish eyes looking back at you that makes the world a little better.  

Arts and crafts 

The main takeaway is that art is whatever you want it to be. It does not need to be traditional in any sense, but traditional art is still important. Do what makes you happy and what makes you feel better about the world.  

Roxanne Roessner

Wright Life and Laker Life Editor