I am built with a big dose of anxiety. No matter the season or reason, you’ll notice the anxiety starting to brew over. Needless to say with all that is going on in the world and even in my own little life, the anxiety/overthinking is super high. Worry is almost always forefront in my mind. I had enough. Which means it was time to put together a calm down kit.
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Now what you’d include it said kit will vary with you like and don’t like. But I hope that I am able to give you a few ideas in this post. Listing out what I have included thus far, what I would like to add in, and what maybe you’d want to add yourself.
Curious? Ready to build your very own little kit to let yourself go a bit when needed in your life?
How to Easily Build Yourself a Calm Down Kit
I’m not a crafty person. Never have been, minus my few years of doing scrapbooking. So getting me to do something “creative” besides writing and photography is not something quite up my alley.
So my calm down kit – what I like to call my de-stress kit is filled with easy to do things that often can be creative, just in easy forms.
And happily a lot of what I put in and will give suggestions for would also work for a child or a teenager. I think they can be a wide like range. But you be the deciding factor on that.
- Fuzzy Summer Posters – I’ve always loved coloring these and think they appeal to all ages. This is a good set with various sizes to choose from and cute designs.
- 24-ColorSharpie 80’s Glam – One of the most important parts of coloring with the fuzzy posters is having the proper tool to color with them. This Sharpie set seems to be perfect. A wide range of colors and colors well on the surface.
- 12-Color Crayola® Sets – This one and this one could also be good to use for the fuzzy posters and any other coloring you may want to include in your calm kit.
- 12-Color Crayola® Silly Scents™ Scented Markers – Or get scenty with this set. I love a scented marker, what about you?
- Color by Number – Book One & Book Two – I just ran across this and had to add it. So cute and what a great idea for adults to get more creative and relax.
- Dot to Dot – Something else I’ve always liked is doing dot to dots. When I saw these sets, I knew I had to have one. An adult dot to dot if I ever have seen one.
- Shuttle Pens – Do you remember those pens that you clicked to change different colors. Having various colors in one single pen? Well, these babies are it. You gotta grab a set!
- Unfinished Wood Butterfly Cross Stitch Ornament Craft Kit – I liked cross-stitch and probably still do. My fingers ache though and can only do it for some bits at a time. This was a good set I thought to try my hand at it again.
- Heart Cross Stitch Ornament Craft Kit – These are also quite cute for cross-stitch working.
- Everyday Super Sand Art Sets – These look super easy yet “crafty”. I grabbed this set but haven’t played with it. You peel each section and filled with the sand coloring your choosing.
- Mandala Sand Art Pictures – I couldn’t help adding these in too. They look cute.
Putting it Together
Pulling all our goodies together, I bought this Caryall Storage Tote Bag. While also adding in this Let’s Cuddle blanket. Because having a blanket brings me great comfort and is a great addition to my hope to de-stress.
What other things could you see putting in your own calm down kit? I’d love to hear your ideas and maybe do a follow-up post later.