In our house, we don’t normally need an excuse to do crafts. In fact, if we did, we’d simply declare each day its own holiday—“Today is gold star day!”—and then create a theme from there. But since March IS National Craft Month, why not make every day an excuse to do crafts? But since the month is already half through, we have to get a move on it! Here are some ideas to make every day this month YOUR National Craft Month.
Do Micro-Movement Crafts: If you’re a fan of the author SARK, you may already be familiar with micro-movements, which are miniature movements to get you started on your project. A micro-movement might be, for example, setting your pen by your journal, or a roll of yarn and needle by your chair. Try doing a micro-movement craft project every day for the rest of March.
Be a Kid Again: If doing “grown-up” crafts sounds too intimidating, do some kiddie crafts instead—such as paint by numbers, paper dolls or chains, tracing your hands and making little puppets or turkeys, or whatever you like. If nothing else, at least get down on the floor and draw a little!
Do Some Grown-Up Crafting: Try something you’ve never done before, such as needlepoint, sculpting, watercolor, felting, crocheting, or anything that sparks your interest. Get an instructional DVD (many video stores carry these for free; Netflix also has some) or take a full class at your local community college. You can also often find classes at local craft supply stores, where you can get your supplies at, too. Just ask around and the clerks will be able to help you.