How Art Therapy Can Help Parents & Kids De-stress, Express & Manage Emotions! by Mei Marcie

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5 years ago
How Art Therapy Can Help Parents & Kids De-stress, Express & Manage Emotions!

Art therapy uses art to help explore, express, understand and manage emotions better. It’s used in hospital group settings, but you can also try it at home for yourself, your kids or your whole family. Here are five ideas! 

  • If you or your child is managing emotions such as sadness, try painting just emotions. 
  • If it's anger, create a postcard that you will not send to the person you're angry with.
  • If it's for relaxation, paint with music. 
  • Draw on a huge canvas – it will let your feelings flow. 
  • If you'd like to capture happiness, draw a perfect day as a family. 

And, be sure to turn off your tech devices! 

US Art Supply 33-Piece Custom Artist Acrylic Painting Set
US Art Supply 33-Piece Custom Artist Acrylic Painting Set $50
Set inclues paints, table easel, canvas and accessories!
Art Alternatives Canvas Panel
Art Alternatives Canvas Panel $13
Mounted with pure cotton artist canvas primed with an acrylic gesso for painting in any medium. Panels measure 8 inches by 10 inches, shrink wrapped in a pack of 12.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel $57
Make any room an art studio with this double-sided, adjustable-height easel. Includes a dry-erase board, chalkboard, locking paper-roll holder, child-safe paper cutter and four easy-clip grips.

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Chef Gigi
Love this! Mei Mei Marcie You're so right the minute I start doing something artistic I immediately get really chilled out ! This is what cookie decorating does for me !! ( blush )

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