Now we are all spending more time in our rooms, it is important not to spend all of our time hunched over our laptops. Getting creative is an excellent form of stress relief; especially if you’re isolating and unable to burn nervous energy with a run around meadows. Why not channel your adrenaline into creating something imaginative and genuinely joyful?
With such a constant pressure to excel all the time at uni, sometimes it can be so liberating to do something you are truly bad at. I am such a perfectionist with my practice as an art student, but in my spare time really enjoy making wonky and disproportionate scarves for the sheer fun of making it.
Crafting can even be used to transform your space; writing this whilst in isolation, there is something so clinically impersonal about my room’s white walls so the next item on my agenda is to stick on some Emily in Paris and make some terrible bunting.
So, if you’re stuck for crafting ideas – here’s a handy list of twenty-five prompts to get you started!
- Create origami hats for all your plants
- Use old shopping bags to make fake flowers
- Do some junk modelling with your recycling
- Put on a sock puppet show
- Make friendship bracelets for all of your household
- Invent a new cocktail/mocktail using the contents of your fridge
- Finger paint your favourite food
- Knit a scarf for your college’s dog
- Touch your face and draw what you feel
- Draw the view from your window
- Embroider an old hoodie
- Use your clothes to create a self portrait
- Create a collage using old handouts
- Finger knit some bunting for your room
- Choreograph a dance using your chair as a prop
- Write a monologue for your favourite houseplant
- Find every yellow object in your room and create a sculpture
- Create an image using only pushpins on your noticeboard
- Tape 3 pencils together and draw your room
- Create postcards to later send to your friends
- Sing your favourite book to the tune of your favourite song
- Pause a film at 22 minutes exactly and draw your screen
- Zoom your friend and paint each other
- Create a fort to study in
- Create a catwalk of outfits inspired by Moira Rose