Revisit collage and these other crafts from your childhood

Get back in touch with your crafty side with these three childhood crafts.
Paper and magazine cuttings on a wooden table.

Now look, I’m not saying we should start donning pasta necklaces at our office jobs (unless you want to of course!). However, there is a case to be made for revisiting the crafts we did as children, and not just for nostalgia’s sake. All of these crafts have low barriers to entry in terms of initial skill level and finances required, making them great options to dip your toes back into your creative side.

It’s important to note that any effort and engagement with crafting (or making art generally) is worthwhile and something to be proud of. Especially for those of us who haven’t made anything since our school arts classes. Try not judge yourself by your result, but by the process instead. Did you enjoy it? Which aspects appealed to you? Was it an exercise in being present, if nothing else? Remember that in the art world, we often see artists’ highlight reels after years of honing their practice. There should be no shame in having a go, daggy results and all. You’ll likely surprise yourself.

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