100 Ideas to get you started on your creative journey

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Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Do you find yourself needing help to focus or needing more motivation? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience these feelings, especially in today’s fast-paced world. However, one effective way to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and increase well-being and connection is through the power of creativity and art. In this article, you will get to know about 100 Ideas to get you started on your creative journey.

Creating art has been shown to have numerous benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, enhancing cognitive function, and increasing self-esteem. Additionally, engaging in creative activities can help us enter a state of flow, also known as the zone, a mental state of complete immersion in a task, leading to increased feelings of joy, focus, and productivity.

The concept of flow state was first introduced by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the 1970s. He defined flow as “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.” Flow is often associated with creative pursuits such as art, music, writing, and dance.

100 Ideas for Creative Activities Journey

So, how can you tap into the power of creativity and flow state to improve your well-being? Here are 100 ideas for creative activities you can try and start your journey towards a bit more calm and groundedness in your day:

Sketching and Painting

  • Keeping an Art Sketchbook: Regularly drawing or doodling.
  • Watercolor Painting: Experimenting with basic watercolor techniques.
  • Acrylic Painting: Trying simple painting projects.
  • Oil Pastel Art: Creating colorful designs with oil pastels.
  • Charcoal Sketching: Learning basic charcoal drawing.
  • Collage Making: Using magazine cutouts to create art.
  • Simple Knitting: Starting with basic knitting projects like scarves.
  • Basic Crocheting: Learning simple crochet patterns.
  • Finger Painting: Exploring art in a fun, tactile way.
  • Clay Modelling: Creating simple figures with modeling clay.
  • Origami: Folding paper into basic shapes and animals.
  • Paper Mâché: Crafting with paper and glue.
  • Handmade Greeting Cards or Gift Tags: Designing cards for special occasions.
  • Scrapbooking: Preserving memories with creative layouts.
  • DIY Bookmarks: Making unique bookmarks.
  • String Art: Creating designs with nails and string on wood.
  • Pressed Flower Art: Pressing flowers for decorative displays.
  • Candle Making: Making essential candles.

Creative Art Ideas for Bathroom and Sewing

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  • Soap Making: Crafting homemade soap.
  • Making Bath Bombs: Creating simple bath bombs.
  • Tie-Dyeing: Tie-dyeing t-shirts or fabrics. Give yourself the gift of a fun new t-shirt you created!
  • Basic Sewing Projects: Starting with simple sewing tasks.
  • Embroidery: Trying basic embroidery stitches.
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  • Cross-Stitch: Learning simple cross-stitch patterns.
  • Quilting: Beginning with small, easy quilting projects.
  • Felt Crafts: Making crafts with felt fabric.
  • Beadwork: Making simple beaded jewelry.
  • Wire Jewelry Making: Crafting essential wire jewelry.
  • Polymer Clay Jewelry: Creating simple beads and pendants.
  • Friendship Bracelets: Weaving colorful bracelets.
  • Macramé: Starting with basic macramé projects.
  • Basket Weaving: Trying simple weaving techniques.
  • Wood Burning: Doing bare wood burning art.
  • Rock Painting: Decorating small stones and pebbles.

Creative Art using Crayons and Stones

Creative Art using Crayons and Stones
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  • Mandala Drawing: Creating simple mandalas.
  • Zentangle® Art: Practicing structured doodling.
  • Decoupage: Decorating objects with paper cutouts.
  • Stencil Art: Using stencils for creative designs.
  • Chalk Art: Drawing with chalk on sidewalks or paper.
  • Calligraphy: Learning basic calligraphy strokes.
  • Hand Lettering: Practicing simple lettering styles.

Unique Ideas to Creative Art Journey using Sketch Books

Unique Ideas to Creative Art Journey using Sketch Books
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  • Doodle Art: Freeform doodling and drawing.
  • Digital Art for Beginners: Trying digital drawing or painting.
  • Silhouette Art: Creating silhouette pictures.
  • Papercutting: Making essential paper cutout art.
  • Paper Making: Creating unique papers from found materials
  • Paper Quilling: Rolling paper strips into designs.
  • Paper Flowers: Crafting flowers from paper.
  • DIY Picture Frames: Decorating simple photo frames.
  • Creating Vision Boards: Visualizing goals with a collage.
Sketch Art using Leaves and Stems
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  • Leaf Art: Using leaves for prints or collages.
  • Nature Crafts: Incorporating natural elements into crafts.
  • Terrarium Building: Creating small plant terrariums.
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  • Suncatchers: Making basic suncatchers.
  • Wind Chimes: Crafting simple wind chimes.
  • Dreamcatchers: Making basic dreamcatchers.
  • Fabric Painting: Painting designs on fabric.
  • T-shirt Design: Customizing t-shirts with fabric markers.
  • DIY Coasters: Creating coasters from various materials.
  • Upcycling Projects: Repurposing old items into art.
  • Making Miniature Gardens: Creating small themed gardens.
  • DIY Plant Pots: Decorating plant pots.
  • Lantern Making: Crafting simple paper lanterns.
  • Snow Globe Crafting: Making basic snow globes.
  • Glass Painting: Painting simple designs on glass.
  • DIY Keychains: Creating personalized keychains.
  • Homemade Stickers: Making stickers with paper and glue.
  • Homemade Magnets: Crafting magnets for decoration.
  • Creating Mood Boards: Assembling inspirational boards.
  • Marbling with Paint: Try painting marbling on paper, wood, rocks, or other fun materials.
  • DIY Wall Art: Making simple art for wall decor.
  • Mosaic Art with Tiles: Creating basic mosaics. Make coasters or hot plates with old broken pottery or mosaic kits.

Creative Art Ideas using Paint and Cosmetics

Creative Art Ideas using Paint and Cosmetics
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  • Homemade Lip Balm: Crafting lip balm with natural ingredients.
  • Making Lotion Bars: Creating solid lotion bars. Make your own personalized scent or create something for unique gifts.
  • DIY Scrunchies: Sewing simple hair scrunchies.
  • DIY Tote Bags: Decorating or sewing tote bags.
  • Homemade Body Scrub: Mixing natural body scrubs.
  • DIY Headbands: Crafting simple headbands.
  • Fabric Dyeing: Dyeing fabric with simple techniques.
  • Creating Comic Strips: Drawing essential comic scenes.
  • Building Birdhouses: Making simple birdhouses.
  • Paper Lanterns: Crafting lanterns from paper. Create lanterns with paper or various materials to display during the long nights of winter or active summer evenings.
  • Homemade Playdough: Making playdough at home.
  • DIY Puzzles: Creating puzzles from pictures you find online or create in AI
  • Building Miniature Models: Assembling simple models. Create a whole world or fairy garden. You can start small with one item and add to it over time.
  • Pinwheel Making: Crafting paper pinwheels.
  • DIY Hair Accessories: Making simple hair clips and bands.
  • Paper Bag Puppets: Creating puppets from paper bags. Create a whole cast of characters and then put on a puppet show for your friends or family.
  • Homemade Facial Masks: Mixing natural facial masks.
  • Simple Pottery: Trying basic pottery and glazing. Use air dry clay and Sculpey or visit a pottery class and learn a new skill.

Ideas to Creative Journey using Handicraft Art Designs

Ideas to Creative Journey using Handicraft Art Designs
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  • Recycled Art: Using recycled materials in art projects.
  • DIY Christmas Ornaments: Making holiday decorations. It’s never too early or too late to create custom holiday gifts. Ornaments are a perfect gift for everyone.
  • Halloween Crafts: Creating simple Halloween decor.
  • Valentine’s Day Crafts: Making heartfelt Valentine’s items.
  • Easter Crafts: Crafting Easter eggs and decorations.
  • Thanksgiving Crafts: Making Thanksgiving-themed art.
  • Homemade Greeting Cards for All Occasions: Designing cards for various events.
  • DIY Book Covers: Personalizing book and notebook covers.
  • Creating a Personalized Calendar: Designing a calendar with art or photos.
  • Cookie or Cake Decorating: Bake your favorite treats or cookies and have fun personalizing them with your art style
  • Create your own Affirmation Cards: use items that you already have to create a personalized card for someone you love

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Last but not least is Coloring

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Coloring is fantastic! It is a great way to access something creative quick and easily. And if you haven’t tried reverse coloring, you can find out more about that here. I also have a bunch of coloring sheets, cards, and bookmarks you can download for free. Here are a few to get you started.

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