Benefits of Arts and Crafts

Benefits of Arts and Crafts

 

Helps you achieve ‘Flow’– Psychologist Claudia Hammond also points out that crafts can be ‘all-absorbing’ and help people to attain a state that psychologists call ‘flow’ in which all worries are discarded and the hours fly by. She says that one of the main benefits of arts and crafts is that those doing them have complete control over the difficulty level of the tasks that they choose to take on.

Improves mental agility

It’s fun.

It’s economical – It is often (but not always) less expensive to make things yourself.

It’s meditative/relaxing –It helps you focus and be more centred.

It’s a wonderful hobby – It’s nice to have a hobby that allows you to express your inner artist and design something beautiful and/or useful. Hobbies are a great way to take your mind off of work or challenges you might be having in your life. They are a wonderful distraction if you need one.

It makes you feel empowered – You know that you can start something and finish it. You know you can be more self-sufficient and that you have the ability to make things for yourself.

It can optimise eye-hand coordination and maintain brain health –Using your hands to craft is an excellent way to stimulate your brains in new and challenging ways.

It boosts your creativity – Nothing like a new project to get the juices of creativity flowing. What colours will you use? How big should it be? Should it be practical or frivolous? How will you feel as you’re creating it? How will you feel when it is finished?

It creates community – Often you can find a group in your area that shares similar crafting interests. It’s a lovely way to meet people with similar interests and even make a new friend or two.