Let’s get Creative!
Coloring books are great ways to relax and let your creativity do the work.
Note: In conjunction with @aimfulbooks, they have released a second edition of The Wynwood Coloring Book. Each coloring book purchase is matched with a free educational textbook given to children in need.
If you’re interested in purchasing your own copy of The Wynwood Coloring Book:
Knitting and crocheting have been around for years, but they’re enjoying a revival of sorts lately, after being wrongly labeled as a retirement home activity for way too long. Also, they’re both great ways to focus your attention on something else. Knitting and crocheting are almost meditative in a way, so basically, they’re perfect activities for these times.
(Plus… who doesn’t want to knit this DIY facemask?)
Julie, our Director of Community and Culinary, and her family have taken up knitting since the beginning of the Stay-at-Home order.
Absorbing yourself in the creativity and architecture of a small-scale building project can be either zen or frustrating as keeping puppies in a box, depending on the person. However, for those who crave working with their hands on a cool project, our friends at @makermonkeyworkshop have created numerous building kits for kids to express themselves with. (Purchase Here)
Arts and Crafts Projects with Plants
You’re probably thinking, PLANTING? Yes! Planting can be seen as an art form, especially when you’re creating an artistic arrangement.
Also, if you need DIY succulent arrangement building steps or tips, be sure to check out this blog by our resident succulent expert and Admin Guru, Vanessa:
Really, is there anyone who doesn’t like this kind of crafting? And, if it leads to something sweet and delicious, why not get a little messy?
Cooking / Baking / Mixing Arts and Crafts Projects
Making delicious food and beverage can almost be considered the BEST kind of arts and crafts–and judging by the yeast and flour shortages at supermarkets, we think you agree. If you ask us at The Doral Yard, food and drink are some of the best mood-altering substances we know of–they help us rid cravings, alter our moods, and create a sense-heightening experience.
One fun experiment during this quarantine time is to start cooking with more local produce. Supporting local farms is not only great but comes with so many health benefits!
If you love making cocktails, try making our Doral Yard Spicy Daisy:
More of a baking type? Bake this Chocolate Bread by our friend Fernanda Chacon (@cookandmove):
Make Chef Fernanda‘s Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl
Watching, Reading + Listening
Maybe physically doing something isn’t for you. Some of us see Art in what we watch, read, and listen to.
Check out this blog for some recommendations: