Inspiration for creativity and mindfulness for all ages

During this time while we are working together to #FlattenTheCurve, it’s vitally important to keep the mind healthy, showing yourself compassion in isolation, and finding simple ways to connect and support one another. It’s a challenge to not get swept up in anxiety or in facing the challenges of working remotely and dealing with children who are at home from school.

The arts are an essential dimension of individual and community wellness. We need the arts now more than ever, to remind us of our better selves and to help us to support each other with creativity and compassion. The arts are an essential dimension of community wellness.

As a reminder, if you go outside, be sure to practice the CDC’s recommended guidelines for disinfecting and social distancing.

Creative project ideas and instruction:

Creative ways to use materials found on nature walks

Story stones and sidewalk scenes

Homemade natural suncatchers and windchimes

50 craft ideas and activities for kids

Crafts for teens and tweens

20 activities to de-stress at home

10 animal crafts made with toilet paper rolls

Learn to juggle

3-ingredient homemade puffy paint

50 indoor crafts and games for kids

Lunch Doodles with Mo
daily at 1 p.m.

YouTube’s Art Hub for Kids

Mindfulness and Wellness

How to Hike More Mindfully

Creativity for better wellbeing

Books that remind us to be kind and brave

Apps for meditation and mindfulness

Virtual art experiences

15 Best Virtual Field Trips

Virtual OhioDance collection

Live stream a concert

Visit a world-class museum, virtually

Watch these performances from your couch

Watch a virtual dance class
Support these local artists when you register for a future online class. It’s more critical than ever!

Challenges

Weekly art challenge from Dublin Area Art League

Virtual group art projects from local artist Hilary Frambes

Design a fairy door and win a custom t-shirt. Contest from Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau

U.K. taskmaster challenges on Twitter (article / handle)

Please feel free to share and contribute to this list by emailing us or tagging @DublinArts on Twitter and Instagram, and /DublinArtsCouncil on Facebook using the hashtags #BeCreative and #FlattenTheCurve.

Photo credits: Playtivities.com, Chris Bennett/Backpacker.com