Our Art Resources were created by Littlefoot and Company's Art Therapist, Eden.
It is important to note that by engaging in these art activities that you are not engaging in Art Therapy.
Art Therapy is provided by a qualified Art Therapist within a therapeutic relationship and space.
These resources are designed with Art Therapy principles to offer ways to reduce anxiety, find a sense of calm and offer an outlet for expression but act as a guide only.
Remember that not all materials or activities are suitable for everyone.
While some materials may be relaxing and soothing for you, for others, they may feel uncomfortable or yucky.
Use materials at your own pace.
Focus on strength-based art making when exploring these activities.
We are going through a difficult time and while we don't want to minimise the difficult feelings, art can be sneaky and powerful. Unless you feel safe to explore these emotions, we encourage you to focus on strength-based activities.
If you are using these art activities with children and they express worry, stress or anxiety, that is completely okay!
Holding it in may do more harm than good, letting it out can release some of it from their bodies and can make it feel lighter for them to carry.
Remember to listen to these emotions but then reframe them to strength-based or positive actions.
Most importantly have some fun!
Take these activities and expand on them.
Share your artwork with us!