It’s lucky week seven of our creative activities and we know you’re ready swing into spring and get outside for some of your creative activities.
So grab some sidewalk chalk, stretch your muscles and take your sketch book outdoors. Let’s get started on some new or renewed creative projects.
Create nature art. It’s Earth Day and its springtime, so make things from nature’s bounty and beauty. Gather stones from a neighborhood park. Pick seven different leaves and lay them into an art piece. Use sticks and mud and bits and pieces gathered during a long walk to create. Or turn bunches of leaves and flowers into “nature’s paintbrushes.” For inspiration, read the Artful Parents interview of artist Richard Shilling who calls it “land art.” For more ideas on marking Earth Day, unsubscribe to catalogs and try more ideas from Teen Vogue.
Dance like nobody’s watching. Learn how to ballroom dance – fox trot, cha cha or other steps. Or try modern dance or tap dance – as long as your dance partner is yourself or someone who is at home with you. Dance inside – our outside. Look into one of many free online lessons from The Dance Store or Learn to Dance or others. Or check out dance options from Dance Lives in Detroit, a new local nonprofit resource.
Do a DIY day: Create your own journal or a sketch book. This JelArts tutorial shows how to be crafty and save money by making a sketchbook at home. Paint on your favorite pair of jeans. Jimena Reno shows how to paint and turn them into a unique fashion statement. These suggestions from Mint marketing intern Journey Shamily are crafty and creative fun ways to make the
world your canvas.
Create with sidewalk chalk. Join Mint Artists Guild and several other nonprofits in the cheerful chalk challenge, a way to encourage families to go outside for activity and play and then create an upbeat message or piece of art using sidewalk chalk. Follow all safety rules as required by state and federal mandates. Share your chalk art on social media with the #chalkchallenge and #chalkyourwalk hashtags and send your best image to us to share.