Arts and crafts projects to undertake during the coronation – The Tide

Being quarantined at home can send you into a black hole. Instead of spending your quarantine days in boredom, use this time to create something. Pick up a project you put off because you were too busy, start a new hobby, find a hobby you really love! Here are a few projects perfect for not thinking about the apocalyptic pandemic we find ourselves in right now.

Reuse an old garment

It’s a great time to get out fabric scissors, glue, needles, thread, whatever you need to reuse an abandoned garment in your closet. Try to design custom patches, ruin jeans, paint fun patterns; The world is your shell. Find old scraps of fabric and learn to sew. Recreate a designer piece. Quarantine is the perfect place to experiment and have fun.

Marie Ma
Upcycling is a fun and rewarding process.

Painting on an unconventional surface

You may not have new canvases or high quality paper to paint on, but don’t let that stop you! As long as you have acrylic, tempera, or oil paint, surfaces are very easy to find. Bottle caps make perfect canvases for a pretty little sunset, and the inside of a cereal box provides a versatile toned surface. Painting is relaxing and perfect for distracting you from any stress in your life right now; social isolation is hard and painting can help your mental health.

Knitting

Do you have a pair of knitting needles at home gathering dust? Try learning to knit! There are tons of useful tutorials online to help you get started. Knitting is fun, sometimes even addictive; the captivating puzzle of perfectly arranged knots can form all sorts of colorful things, from the basic scarf to the complicated pillowcase. If you don’t have knitting needles handy, your fingers are also a great tool. Try finger knittingAlthough at first you may find yourself with a tangled ball of yarn on your fingers, after a few tutorials and practice rounds it can be very rewarding when you finally produce something with your bare hands.

paper cutting

You probably remember folding paper into little triangles and cutting snowflakes in elementary school, but paper cutting is an art that goes beyond the dirty little fingers of elementary school students. With a few colored pieces of paper and a pair of scissors, the art possibilities you can create are endless. Wonderful patterns and decorations can be achieved with a few simple folds and cutouts. If you have a exacto knifeyou can make complex cutouts to realize your craziest ideas: a pile of animalsa Dancer, whatever your heart desires. There is even a whole video streaming platform dedicated to paper cut enthusiasts only.

Marie Ma
With just a few pieces of paper and a pair of scissors, you can create all kinds of fun paper cut designs.

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