Art Therapy & Creative Healing 14 (Crafts for Comfort)

Neck Pillow

Neck Pillows

Make a Fort

Make a “Cool” Tie

This is great to wear when you are upset, it cools you down and helps you focus on breathing and relaxing once again.

Easy Soap Mitt

Fox Stuffie

Giraffe Stuffie

Elephant Stuffie

Hug Me Teddy Bear

Cute Monster Stuffie

Chenille Bear Stuffie

Sew a Simple Doll

Whimsical Pillows

Make a Lace Crown

I think it’s always good to remind ourselves that we deserve to walk around with a crown.

Chenille Baby Blanket

Make Your Own Slippers

Make your own comfy slippers by re-purposing some old thick fabric.

Make a Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket has been found to be comforting and calming for someone with ADHD or autism. Similarly some survivors are finding them very healing. I have heard some say it is like having a hug, when you need touch but are on sensory overload and/or don’t trust others enough to ask for or to accept touch. This is a tutorial to make a weighted blanket, buying one is a lot of money, making one sounds like a great idea to me.

Tshirt Into a Drawstring Bag

Great to have some quick comfort items in and leave it hung on a hook, easy to remember and grab when you need a little comfort.

Indoor/Outdoor Exercise Mat

Deconstructed Doll Milagro Necklace

Art Therapy and Creative Healing 12

Incest Survivor Action Figures

Incest Survivor Action Figures (Instructions)

Athena’s Power Shield

Reiki Crystal Necklace

Make a Wish Bracelet

Seeing Ourselves as an Evolving Art Project

Art Therapy Exercise: Working With our Shadow

Make a Vision Statement Banner

Badge of Honor Medallion

This Point in My Life Project

Scribble Drawing Exercise

Making a Focusing Chair

Making a Focus Card

Abstract from Paper Scraps

Creative Boundaries

Make a Music Drawing

Music Therapy Exercise

Brave Heart Wall Hanging

Protection Amulet

Crown Me Mixed Media

All Dolled Up Assemblage

Building an Ex Votos

Make a Mosaic Miracle Box

Suitcase Shrines

108 Web Tools & Resources

Art Therapy and Creative Healing 11

Drawing Lessons

Using Colored Pencils

Colored Pencil Art

5 Basic Pen & Ink Techniques

How to Draw a Mandala

Create a Mind Map

Whimsical Art

How to Use Pastels

Pen & Ink Materials

Painting Lessons

Painting with Acrylics

How to Paint Abstract Art

How to Watercolor

Abstract Watercolor Painting

Pastel Drawing and Painting

Mixed Media Art

Journaling Prompts

Experiments Book

Altered Cigar Box

Paint a Prayer

Make a Creativity Box

Keep a Favorites Journal

Make a Journal Jar

Make a Goal Board

Fabric Collage

Emotion Painting

Caribbean Foot Jewelry

Caribbean Hand Jewelry

Hand Photos: A Project 365

Art Therapy and Creative Healing 10

Fabric Postcards

Writing Mythology

Build an Archetype

Cloth Hand Pattern

Symbolic Hand Ideas

Make Your Own Tarot Cards

Create Your Own Tarot Deck

Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Healing Goddess Pin

Wish Doll Video

Healing Dolls

Friendship Doll

Wall Angel

Dancing Doll

Flower Fairies

Butterfly Doll

Garden Goddess

Earth Goddess

A Fool Archetype Collage

High Priestess Archetype Collage

Empress Archetype

Magician Archetype Collage

Make Spirit Figures

Warrior Self-Portrait

Art Therapy/Creative Healing Projects 9

Creative Journal Exercises and Activities

from the book The Creative Journal by art therapist Lucia Capacchione

Finding Yourself:

Warm Up

How Do I Feel Right Now?

My Inner and Outer Self

Looking Back

Where am I at?

Current Challenge

Self Portrait

Block Buster 1

My Creative Self

The Guide Within

Healing the Body/Mind:

Body Talks

Tension and Relaxation

Nurturing the Child Within

Nurturing All of Me

Drawing Out Your Inner Healer

Personal Support System

Dream Work:

Draw a Dream

Translating My Dreams

Introductions:

What is Art Therapy?

About the Creative Journaling Method

Art Therapy and Creative Healing Projects 8

100 Art Therapy Exercises

Make a Visual Autobiography

Weave on a Cardboard Loom

Create a Color Wheel

Create a Coat of Arms

A Fragments Box

Box of Values

Found Object Painting

Photo Craft Projects

Scribble Drawing

Draw a Mandala

Color a Mandala

Prayer Flags

A Family Tree of Strength

Anchor Art

A Life Map

Create Your Own Website

Create Vision and Mission Statements

A Motivational Collage

A Clutter Collage

Worry Collage

Collage a Painting

Make a Postcard

Ink-Blot Art

Map Your Mind

Emotion Painting

Draw a Dream at Dreamlines

Draw a Future Self-Portrait

Make a Stress Painting

Gratitude Collage/Painting

Gratitude Poster

Make an Abstract Painting

Paint a Childhood Memory

Window Painting

Famous Work of Art as Inspiration

Art Therapy and Creative Healing Projects 7

Creative Therapy Blog

One Word for the Year

What Makes You, You?

Finding Your Center

One Change

Wishing for a Talent

Personal Tradition

What Does Your Future Hold?

Looking Forward

Your Perfect Day

Your Bravery

Lessons Learned in Life

Childhood Dream

A Memory

Best Relationship

My Best Friend

Daily Self-Care

Mood-Lifter

Procrastination

Favorite Poem

To Create

One Goal

Learning Goal

A Goal Achieved

Laughter

Letter to Younger Self

Unconditional Love

Your Super Power

Inspiration

Your Favorite Word

Your Favorite Novel

Art Therapy and Creative Healing Projects 6

Art Therapy Techniques Blog

Blick Art Lesson Plans

Craft for Health Blog

50 Blogs

Land Art

Branch Weaving

Three Words

Coffee Grounds Painting

Abstract Art T-Shirt

Painting to De-stress

Bottle Cap Locket

A Story Stick

Beach Art

Alphabet Pebbles

Scanner Art

Drapo Dazzle

Assemblage Art

Chica Guardian Angel

Sock Dolls

Collaged Faces

Curiosity Collage

Good Fortune Boxes

Native American Medicine Shields

Polynesian Medicine Sticks

Drums and Shakers

Talking Rocks

One Hundred Spirits

Native American Story Necklaces

Peace Windows

Resources: Art Therapy and Creative Healing #5

Recycled Paper Bag Art Journals

Shrink Plastic

Fridge Magnets

Magic Wand

Princess Tiara

Beach Glass Pendant

Gift Card Bracelets

Stone Jewelry

Yarn Dyeing

Kool-Aid Spray Dyeing

Felted Hearts

Woven Tree Wall Hanging

Weave with Nature

Garden Goddess

Mosaic Canvas

Hanging Mandala

Japanese Folding Screens

Marble Paintings

Mask Making

Art Therapy & Creative Healing #4 (Crafts for Comfort)

Sock Animals

Sock Doggie

Wee Bunny

Sock Totoro

Swaddle Softies

Rabbit Stuffie from Old Sweater

Creative Spirit Doll

No Sew Fabric Art Dolls

No Sew Outdoor Cushion

Create a Sensory Box

Salt Pouches

Tea Soap

Bath Cookies

Milk Bath

Making Bath Bombs

Lavender Tea Bath

Sleep Masks

Eye Pillow

Make a Hot Sock

Headache Pillow

Warm Rice Pillow

Rice Heat Therapy Bag

Aromatherapy Felted Pillow

Homemade Reed Diffusers

Make Reed Diffusers

Homemade Potpourri

Linen Sprays

Drawer Sachet

Meditation Beads

How to Make Worry Beads

How to Use Worry Beads

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

How to Make Your Own  Desktop Zen Garden

How to Make a Labyrinth