Mindfulness: The Power of Crafting & Positivity
Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can bring peace and balance to our lives. It involves being conscious of our thoughts, emotions, and actions, and understanding how they can influence us daily. While mindfulness has become increasingly popular with adults, children can also benefit from the practice. Our “My Happy Place” collection encourages mindfulness in children with creative craft kits that encourage positivity, gratitude, and words of affirmation.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware and present in the moment. It is the ability to be attentive to our thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness can be practiced in any situation and can help us to become better at recognizing and responding to stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions. It can also help us to develop greater clarity and focus, as well as improve self-awareness and acceptance.
Crafting & Mindfulness:
While meditation and yoga are common mindful activities, crafting is a fun alternative that is also kid friendly. Crafting may help reduce stress as well as develop creative confidence in children. Not only is crafting fun, but playing with shapes, colors, and textures is stimulating and emotionally rewarding. With a strong belief in the benefits of crafting for kids, our “My Happy Place” collection merges the natural mindful benefits from crafting with activities intentionally calling out positivity and gratitude.
The Power of Crafting & Positivity:
Positivity and gratitude are key components in the importance of mindfulness. Positivity helps us to foster an optimistic outlook on life and to appreciate the good things in our lives. Being mindful and consciously practicing positive thinking can help us to focus on the present moment, rather than dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future. Our Rainbow Mosaic, Happiness Bank, and Friendship Bracelets craft kits each uniquely promote positivity in a creative, fun way.
With the Rainbow Mosaic craft kit, kids can practice the power of positivity while creating their own mosaic masterpiece. The repetition of applying the colorful peel and stick pieces requires focus and creates a calm mindset. The included puffy stickers provide a positive phrase to add to their rainbow masterpiece.
Our Happiness Bank is all about collecting happy moments. With this craft kit, kids can decorate their own heart-shaped bank with adorable stickers. Stickers, cards, a gel pen, and a colorful paper pad are provided to jot down smile-inducing moments and practice gratitude.
*Happiness bank tip! Make an occasion of reviewing your kid’s happy moments. Once a year, empty the bank and read through your memories. This is a great way to reflect and start the New Year or even a birthday.
The best way to spread happiness and positivity is through making a craft you can share. Our Friendship Bracelet kit includes colorful cords, bracelet charms, and more to create up to 20 bracelets to wear or share. For extra fun, kids can leave a positive message for their friend in the included “mystery” locket. The perfect gift for a treasured friend or family member.
Shop My Happy Place and join us in spreading the power of crafting and positivity. The mindful benefits of crafting go beyond our craft kits for kids. Journaling, coloring, and other forms of art are also great outlets for mindfulness and positivity. Find art sets, paint, sketch, journaling, coloring materials and more for both kids and adults with Faber-Castell.