Monday, March 15, 2021

🎨"2021 Family Art Therapy Week 11: CARING and Self Care" with Ms. Mandi, BSW🎨


This weeks projects are going to be related to the Positive Action Word of the Week- CARING

Your projects can be uploaded and emailed to me at: OR

Please check the links on for other art therapy projects and Positive Action videos.

Monday- Project: Self-Care

Today we are going to start out our week by practicing Self-Care techniques. Self-care activities are anything that involves you doing something you enjoy, for yourself. This can include taking a nature walk, exercising, baking if you enjoy that, cooking a new recipe, drawing/coloring, going to a salon to get your hair or nails done, going shopping for a new outfit, taking a few minutes for quiet time to refocus, hanging out with friends, meditation, yoga, listening to music, or watching a movie or show you really like. Self-care is important for a healthy mind and body. It helps to decrease your stress level and increase your overall wellbeing and happiness. Self-care is critical to achieve optimum health.

Today, your family will choose a few things to do together that are considered self-care strategies. Be sure to talk with your family and share things that you enjoy about your special time together. If your family chooses to go on a nature walk, you can also make it fun by creating a “treasure hunt” activity. Write down a few things that you think you will see on your walk and then check them off when you do. If you do not see all the items on your list, you can discuss why maybe they weren’t seen, or weren’t in the area when you took your walk.

Tuesday- Project: Exploring Texture by Coloring

Today your family is going to have fun with coloring. You can choose to use colored pencils, markers or crayons. You can even use watercolors if you would like to go that route. Self-care can be achieved through so many aspects of art. You will need your family members to do this project, because once you have completed your masterpiece, you will gift it to someone special. You can have an open discussion with your family members about self-care and why activities such as these are important for your mind, body and spirit. You can even choose to take a drive to a local nursing home and give some of the residents your pictures to display in their rooms. (Please call ahead to follow COVID rules if you decide you would like to do that).

Wednesday- Project: Painted Salt with Watercolors

Today we will be using paper, glue, salt, a small paintbrush and watercolors or food coloring. Each member of your family will need these items to create their project. You will create your design by outlining your picture with glue. Then you will cover your glue with salt and let dry for a bit. (please be sure to shake off the excess after it dries). You will then use a paintbrush, place it into the watercolor gently and drop small amounts of watercolor onto the salt design, which will change the color of the salt. You will repeat this process until you complete your project. Remember to lay this project on a flat surface for several hours to dry. Once dry your family members can display them in your home.

Thursday- Project: Family Snowman Making with Teamwork

Today you will be working collaboratively with your family members to make a snowman. You can use paper, paint, buttons, cotton balls, ribbon, pretzel sticks, paper plates, etc. Brainstorm with your family and talk about how you would like to make your family’s snowman. The idea is to work as a team to create this project. When you have your snowman completed, you can display him/her in your home.

Attached are a few examples of how you can make a snowman with art supplies.

Friday- Project: Snow Volcano

Your family will be using snow to make a volcano!!! This is so much fun and so neat to watch. You will need: baking soda, dish liquid, food coloring, vinegar, a spoon, snow and a container. Please be sure to include each family member. Attached are a few pictures to show how to do this activity. Have a good time with this. You can repeat it several times with different colors of food coloring.


Please Access for more links, videos, and art projects.

I hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy the SNOW!! If you have a fun idea, please let me know so that I can incorporate them into another fun activity for your family!

Thank you for your participation, Ms. Mandi

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