7 Benefits of Coloring For Adults 

This article has a lot of good information on the benefits of adults and coloring. Seems it is very therapeutic.

7 Benefits of Coloring For Adults and Why You Should Join the Adult Coloring Craze Every major news outlet from CNN to CBS News is reporting about the adult coloring phenomenon. What once was an activity that kept so many of us entertained as children, is now resurfacing as a trend adults are coming to love. Therapeutic elements parents once sought to keep their children calm or entertained before dinner, are now being applied to adults, to help distract them from the daily pressures of life. That said, here are the top 7 benefits of coloring for adults: Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness Unplugging from technology promotes creation over

Source: 7 Benefits of Coloring For Adults and Why You Should Try It – ColorIt

Awesome Bath Paint – Homemade

535390_531055153605770_466068073_nNow we have a little one in the house full time I am constantly looking for cool stuff for her – for stimulation and improvement of cognitive abilities – and easiness on my wife and I. Shower/Tub paint is soooo expensive. I found this and have tried it – very easy to clean and you know what is in it so no need to worry.

Easter Bunny Cutout / Outline

10801707_10153029929365630_3993775323648273587_nUse this graphic to:

~Have a coloring contest with the kids – print as a 8″ x10″

~Print four per page and use different colored pastel papers and then attach side by side for garland going across

~Print four per page and use different colored pastel papers and then attach top to bottom for garland going up and down

~Print twelve per page and use as scrapbook garnishment

~Print twelve per page and use as pin on name cards

~Print twelve per page and use as table name cards

Anything else anyone can think of post in comments….. I am sure the creative people can come up with lots of ideas!

Natural Way To Dye Easter Eggs

16463_10153054611010630_3523948691453016265_nGraphic from www.YourHomeBasedMom.com

With so many processed foods we eat and the idea that nature can create so much more than we know this graphic from www.YourbasedMom.com is very cool. Create beautiful hues by dying your Easter eggs using natural ingredients. Boil each ingredient independently until it comes to a hard boil and then let it sit. It is important that you leave the ingredient in the water as it cools but you can remove contents to a bowl on counter to do this. When the water is room temperature strain contents. Add white distilled vinegar 1/2 cup to three cups water. Use water/vinegar/ingredient combination to dye eggs. Let eggs sit to retain a deeper color.

Save cabbage, onion, turmeric, and paprika and use as a soup starter. Add shredded chicken, potatoes, carrots and chicken bouillon to create a great dish. Amounts and quantities are based upon your likes. You might also water to add a little butter and salt and pepper.

Pallet Magazine / Book Or File Folder Holder

10923499_784003258337311_6387246147752253856_nCut a pallet as seen in the last picture to create three racks for a wall to hold magazines or easily reachable file holders for forms or files needed quickly and repetitively in an office. These would work out great in a child’s room to make books and coloring books easily accessible to little hands as well. Can be finished in a number of different ways from painting to staining. Think about final little details like deals, large nail heads or upholstery nail heads etc. Something very useful made from something free – the only cost is from your imagination of ho the finish should look like.