Colouring-in has been found to reduce anxiety, which makes it a great calming activity in isolation and a fantastic way to zone out of the stresses involved in these uncertain times.
I tip my hat to those who had the foresight to buy a colouring-in book pre-isolation (mine’s still on back-order), but thankfully there’s a way to get started on the therapeutic creativity a little sooner, with IKEA‘s downloadable workbook for bored kids (and adults, thank you very much).
IKEA Israel has created a downloadable PDF version of a mock ‘Stay Home Catalogue’, that invites people seeking a creative outlet to inject its pages with colour. While the pages are splashed with outlines of iconic IKEA products, like the Poäng chair and Billy bookshelf, there is also a range of amusing activities.
There’s a full-page maze to navigate a truck to the store, a game of Tic-Tac-KALLAX (using the popular stoage unit as the guide), and a cut-out game of ‘pencil’ ships — kind of like Battleship? Maybe? Truthfully I’ve never played it but this looks fun!
For when you finish the workbook, there are some additional and very satisfying colouring-in sheets from IKEA here.
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