5 Holiday Crafts to Combat Seasonal Depression
Looking for a fun and safe holiday activity that can also help combat seasonal depression?
Crafting is the answer!
When we're being creative, our brains release dopamine, a natural anti-depressant. Creativity that takes concentration is a non-medicinal way of getting a feel-good high.
Crafting may also help to alleviate seasonal depression. One thought is that it calls on parts of the brain that are being used less and less often in our world of modern conveniences.
There is something magical about sitting down with friends or loved ones this time of year and doing holiday projects, whether it be baking cookies, decorating your house, or crafting. Holiday crafts can also be used as gifts or decorations, so that's a plus!
We created a list of 5 of our favorite holiday crafts,
- Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Craft - there's nothing wrong with making snowflakes by cutting holes in paper, but we think these are just a little jazzier. Your kids will love deciding which colors to use and, of course, bedazzling each flake. Click here for instructions.
- Toilet Paper Roll Snowman - you will love personalizing these mini toilet paper snowmen. Click here for instructions.
- Sparkly Icicle Craft - Use aluminum foil, glue, and glitter to make this cool craft. Click here for instructions.
- Pom Poms and Pinecones Ornaments - We love how cute these pom pom pinecone ornaments are! Click here for instructions.
- No-Bake Gingerbread House - A holiday craft that you can eat and decorate as a family? It doesn't get much better than that. Click here for instructions.