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Mental health is often overlooked. Whether that’s due to being too busy, failure of acceptance, or persistent ignoring, it needs to stop. Here at PaperCrafter we prioritise positive thoughts. Many sufferers of mental illness have been advised to use adult colouring books and found them surprisingly helpful. It’s so important in today’s society – which is centred around immediacy – to take time for yourself, sit back and unwind. We’ve brought you some of our most calming projects to help you with that ‘me’ time you so deserve.
1. Pencil escape
Lose yourself in the wonderful world of colouring with these printouts. Clock out from the stresses of real life and enter illustration utopia – the perfect escapism. There are five designs available to keep you colouring until your pencils just can’t take it anymore.
2. Counting stars
This super easy project will have you counting your lucky stars. It will allow you the time to take a moment and reflect on all the positive things in your life. Maybe you could even send it to a loved one to show them how much they’re appreciated?
3. Blissful blooms
A tidy home always makes us feel better. Why not have a clear-out and craft some beautiful flowers to showcase instead? A clean house space means a clear head space. It’s a good one for the allergy sufferers as these blooms won’t make you sneeze! Oh, and they last forever too.
4. Feel better bag
Make a gift bag using a singular sheet of paper. Get little pieces of paper and write on each one something you’re grateful for. Fold them up into little balls and pop them into the bag. Whenever you’re feeling sad, pick a few out and read them to make yourself feel better.
5. Positive pebbles
Credit: Crafts Beautiful
Pebbles are a great surface to decorate. You can draw and stamp spots and shapes or transcribe tiny uplifting messages onto them with friends. They double as quirky ornaments that look great on both a garden bench, a dinner table and everything inbetween.
6. Comfy cover
Credit: Crafts Beautiful
Hot water bottles are always comforting. But take the comfort one step further with this super snug cover. Perfect for when you just want to curl up on the sofa and chill. It helps that it’s so pretty to look at!
7. Optimistic origami
Put your stresses to one side and turn your hand to origami – you’ll be able to craft things you never dreamed of. These cute origami trinket dishes are a perfect place to start. If you want to make them for other people, you could write mindful messages on the bottom so they can pick them up and smile.
Remember…be gentle with yourself.