Art Fun

Art FunPin
Art Fun

Post Updated on 8/30/2022

Art Fun

This week’s post is all about having fun with arts and crafts. These fun activities can be done with children or with your inner child. Let your imagination run wild. It will take your mind off of adult responsibilities for awhile and lower stress.

I’ve been doing quite a bit of art activities lately as I’ve been recovering from bronchitis. Here is a sample of them:

Art Fun with Post CardsPin
Art Fun with Post Cards
More Postcard Art FunPin
More Postcard Art Fun
A collage of ideas for my future home.Pin
A collage of ideas for my future home.
Coloring Book Art FunPin
Coloring Book Art Fun
Art Fun Mixed MediaPin
Art Fun Mixed Media

Paper Fun

If you need some art inspiration one of my favorite books is The Usborne Book of ART Ideas by Fiona Watt. This book covers all kinds of fun things to paint and draw. This is not an affiliate link.

Another inspiring book is Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression by Sharon Soneff. It explores ideas for expressing emotions in art and journaling. I found it to be very inspiring. This is not an affiliate link.

Other Art Fun


Homemade Play dough Recipe

I’ve only ever made the cook recipe. I love to knead the warm dough. It feels good on achy fingers My kids loved making this when they were little and it lasts a long time. Plus, there was no chemical smell like with the commercial product. Also, playing with this is a really good stress reliever!


Personally, I don’t like the feel of this product, but I have two grown children who love it. Playing with this is relaxing according to my kids. If you’re a fan of silly putty or other sticky messes this just might be the thing for you.

Recycled Arts and Crafts

Finally, I’m a big fan of using things for art and craft projects that most people consider garbage. The internet has a wealth of recycled craft ideas for kids and adults. Some projects require very little time and effort. Others are far more difficult like re-purposing items for furniture. Here’s a resource to get the creative juices flowing. Fave Crafts is my favorite site for creative projects and ideas.

If you’d like more inspiration you can check out this previous post here. Go make something and enjoy the process! Perfection is not allowed. Have fun!

I would love to see your creations! You can share them on UpBeat Living’s Facebook page here.

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By Kathryn

I'm a writer, disabled registered nurse, and former home school parent of 6 children ages 19 to 32. I'm also a domestic abuse survivor.


  1. These are some great suggestions to keep us busy while we’re staying home Kathy! I love the recycled arts and crafts idea. I also enjoy using things others might not think of to create something new. I hope you’re staying safe and well. Blessings to you!

    1. Me too! I found that I was stressing over too many things outside my control. Once I started, it was so energizing I just kept going.

  2. It looks like you have been having fun and are stress free! I have a few DIY projects that I have been wanting to get into to help me destress. Thank you for sharing!

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