Why is Crafting is Good for You? - LeeMo Designs

Why is Crafting is Good for You?

Want to feel better? Make something! In one study of more than 3,500 knitters, published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling very happy. 

Crafting can also reduce stress, relieve or reduce depression and anxiety, build self-esteem, decrease the risk of cognitive impairment as you age, help with insomnia, reduce irritability and restlessness, build community and friendships plus crafting helps if you are grieving. To get into the details of these benefits read Crafting for Health on the University of Arkansas blog. 

One of my favorite crafts is origami. I traveled a lot between Japan and Hawai’i as a child, and needed activities that weren’t electronics for my 8 hour flights. It quickly became an obsession, where I constantly wanted to better my skills and create new things. 

I know not everyone is a natural crafter so I’ve designed an entire product line of games and activities so you can pick up a marker or paint brush and have some fun. When you are finished you have a functional object for yourself, or a gift you customized for that special someone.

 

Here are some DIY Craft Kits to Get You Started:

DIY Kits for the Jewelry Lover

DIY Acrylic Earring Paint Kit

DIY ACRYLIC EARRING PAINT KIT

 

DIY Wood Earring Paint Kit

DIY WOOD EARRING PAINT KIT

 

DIY PAINT KIT TABLETOP ACRYLIC JEWELRY ORGANIZER

DIY PAINT KIT TABLETOP ACRYLIC JEWELRY ORGANIZER

 

DIY PAINT KIT SINK SIDE JEWELRY / HAIR TIE / SCRUNCHIE HOLDER ORGANIZER
DIY PAINT KIT SINK SIDE JEWELRY / HAIR TIE / SCRUNCHIE HOLDER ORGANIZER

 

DIY Kits for Board Game Lovers (young & older)

PERSONALIZED WOODEN TIC TAC TOE BOARD GAME by LeeMo Designs in Bend, OR

PERSONALIZED WOODEN TIC TAC TOE BOARD GAME

 

GEOMETRIC DESIGN COLORING JIGSAW PUZZLE

GEOMETRIC DESIGN COLORING JIGSAW PUZZLE

 

TANGRAM EDUCATIONAL PUZZLE SET
TANGRAM EDUCATIONAL PUZZLE SET

 

 

ALPHABET PUZZLE LEARNING TOY
ALPHABET PUZZLE LEARNING TOY

 

DIY Kits for Gifting 

DIY MAGNET CRAFT KIT | FLOWERS

DIY MAGNET CRAFT KIT | FLOWERS

 

DIY SWEAR WORD COASTER PAINT KIT
DIY SWEAR WORD COASTER PAINT KIT

 

DIY WOODEN PEN STAND PAINT KIT
DIY WOODEN PEN STAND PAINT KIT

 

DIY GEOMETRIC STATE PAINT KIT
DIY GEOMETRIC STATE PAINT KIT

 

DIY Kits for Christmas

PERSONALIZED WOOD HOLIDAY ORNAMENT DIY PAINT KIT

PERSONALIZED WOOD MOUNTAIN OUTDOOR HOLIDAY ORNAMENT FOR KIDS / BABIES

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