Getting crafty for the first time

If you are anything like me, you haven’t crafted much of anything outside of school posters and presentations, like science fair projects and creating a cell out of materials at home. Crafting isn’t just for kids though; it can be a great outlet for expression and it can help you get more in touch with your creative side. With everything going on in the world right now, we could all use a fun distraction. Here are some things to include in your crafting starter kit.



Putting paint to canvas can be quite therapeutic. Whether your art has a specific subject or flows freely, you’re bound to feel a sense of accomplishment upon completing your piece. Watercolor and acrylic paints are super adaptable and easy to work with. Dimensional paints are also useful for painting on less conventional surfaces. 


Construction paper 

Paper may seem like a no-brainer in crafting, but don’t doubt its significance. Paper is an integral element of almost every craft. Think of it as a building block. Even the most complex origami sculptures started from a piece of paper. Don’t forget your paper! 


Lanyard string and beads 

Lanyard string, also known as plastic lace, is a plastic string material that is more durable than fabric string. It can be used to craft keychains, wall ornaments and more. Because of the multitude of colors available, plastic lace when paired with beading allows crafters to create personally customized handmade jewelry. 


Other resources 

Feel like getting creative, but don’t know where to start? If you’re not feeling particularly inspired, you can always look to the internet for assistance. For all crafters, new and experienced alike, Youtube is a great resource. There are a plethora of videos to choose from, all with step by step instructions and visuals to guide you. Pinterest is also a great site to garner inspiration from.


No matter how you plan on getting crafty, it’s always a great way to get creative and unwind, especially in times like these. 

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