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Creative Wellness Ideas

houseplantsWhile mindfulness and meditation has seen a surge in popularity, sometimes sitting in a quiet place and clearing your mind might not be for everyone. Creative wellness is a great alternative to traditional meditation techniques, and can give you very similar outcomes such as increased happiness, decreased stress, and better thought processing. I’ve put together a list of some fun crafts and creative wellness projects you can do that require just a few materials to get started. 


If you have access to a printer and some colored pencils or crayons, a simple Google search will give you thousands of options of free downloadable coloring pages! Here’s a cute one from Crayola that encompasses Utah’s nickname as the Beehive State: 

Or, you can download a color-by-number app on your smartphone like the Happy Color TM – Paint by Number app that includes 6,000 free coloring pages. 

Paper Crafts

Scrapbooking is probably what comes to mind when you think of crafting with paper, but here is a fun video that teaches you how to make your own Paper Succulent Plants. This is especially helpful if you don’t necessarily have a green thumb like me! 

Caring for Indoor Plants

If you do want to get a better green thumb and start taking care of some houseplants, here is a beginner’s guide to easy-to-care-for houseplants!  

**Some houseplants are toxic to pets, so if you have a fur baby, check out this page from the ASPCA that lists toxic and non-toxic plants for dogs, cats, and horses. 

Knitting and Crocheting

I love to crochet! There’s nothing more rewarding than picking out your favorite yarn, spending a few hours making a simple scarf, and being able to wear it with your favorite outfit! Here are some videos on knitting and crocheting for beginners: 

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Last Updated: 12/5/23