Sometimes December can get very overwhelming — with parties and family gatherings, shopping and cooking big meals. If someone in your family is sensitive to lots of activity or gets easily overwhelmed, it can be hard for everyone. I've rounded up just four ideas for you to help calm things down. (After all, choice paralysis can make things even worse!) These crafts are easy to do and can help you slow down and feel the calm.
There is nothing like the rhythm of "over, under, over, under..." to help calm the nerves. Working with real yarn is both soft and warming. This project can be as short or long as you want it or need it to be. Just choose a larger or smaller yarn or a bigger or smaller box. Weaving will have you relaxing in no time.
Peace Owl Amulets
These amulets have a double way of making you calm. First in the making of them, and then the keeping of them in your pocket or purse or backpack. They will be a constant reminder during stressful times to take it easy and think before you act.
DIY Tibetan Prayer Flags
Tying knots on a rope can be very relaxing. As you tie the fabric to rope, think of things that make you feel calm, relaxed, and loved. By the end, you'll feel very relaxed. And when you hang them up, the calm will come back to you every time you see it.
Lavender and Sweet Orange Sleepy Spray
At the end of a busy day, it can be hard for little minds to fall asleep. This wonderful-smelling spray will help calm and soothe children who have a hard time unwinding.
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KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.