A message from Creative Minds re’ Coronavirus & Art Activity Boxes


Dear clients,

As the coronavirus situation escalates we want to reassure you of our full support and understanding during this difficult and concerning time. As many of you are aware, immediate steps have been taken by our clients, especially the care sector to restrict visitors in order to protect the most vulnerable people in our society. These measures are absolutely necessary to ensure the protection and safety of our vulnerable population across the country.

However in times of restriction and isolation the importance of activities and stimulation becomes ever more apparent. Their importance to peoples health and wellbeing cannot be understated, whether it’s music, arts & crafts, poetry, sowing, other crafts or forms of entertainment.

In light of the restrictive measures implemented across the country, in particular in the care sector we as a community of artists have been working hard to develop ‘Art Activity Boxes’.

Our Art Activity Boxes contain accessible pre-planned sessions with all the art mediums, materials and equipment required, which can be delivered straight to your doorstep.

The Art Activity Boxes are priced at £35 each (based on one session plan) and can be delivered on a monthly/weekly basis.

Example Art Activity Box by Judy & Caroline, CM Artists based in Salisbury

To find out more and enquire please click below…

*Please be aware that this is dependent on where our artists are located and we may not be able to deliver to you if you are too far away*

Thank you for your support and we wish all of our clients the very best. We’ll get through this together!

Creative Minds.

5 Christmas Craft Ideas you can try yourself!


Our artists have been running some beautiful Christmas-themed art sessions over the years, which are super-simple for people of all abilities to try with incredibly effective results!

Here are five great examples of sessions that took place, which you could easily try at home!

Bleeding Tissue Paper Christmas Trees

These pretty colourful wintery scenes were created at Ladywell Convent in Godalming with CM Artist Julie. The backgrounds were formed using bleeding tissue paper techniques, where squares of tissue paper are applied, dampened with water, then lifted to reveal vibrant prints. Simple tree silhouettes were then painted over them and white acrylic sponged over the floor for snow. Snowflakes were added in paint for the finishing touch.

christmas craft ideas
christmas craft ideas

Christmas Lanterns

Festive lanterns were created by residents at Belmore Lodge Care Home in Lymington with CM Artist Karen using rolled laminated A4 sheets. Strips of tissue paper in festive shades were layered inside the sheets, with pretty Christmas embellishments included to give that festive feel. They looked great all lit up with LED tea lights!

christmas craft ideas

Christmas Wreaths

These contemporary Christmas wreathes were created by residents at Glenholme Care Home in Sunderland with CM Artist Lily. Recycled toilet roll tubes were cut and folded to form the floral patterns, which were then painted with acrylics and attached to card rings. Gems were added to the centre of each flower for some extra sparkle and Christmas ribbon was tied onto the bottom.

christmas craft ideas

Wooden Christmas Tree Decorations

This jolly Christmas display was created by residents at Aldersgate Retirement Flats in Nuneaton with CM Artist Alison. Residents painted onto pre-cut wooden triangles to form their own little forest of festive creations. We love each unique design, with some painted as Santa, others as Christmas trees, and texture added to some as snow. The variety really adds to the charm, and they look wonderful on display.

christmas craft ideas
christmas craft ideas

Wintery Collages

These wintery collages formed Christmas Card designs for residents at Beechwood Grove Care Home in Eastbourne with CM Artist Sarah. Residents enjoyed working with a variety of different textured wallpaper, which they layered to form the snowy landscapes. They then used drops of paint onto coffee filters to add some colour to the trees. Silhouettes of trunks and branches were cut out and added at the end.

christmas craft ideas
christmas craft ideas

We’d love to see your creations too maybe using some of our Christmas Craft ideas above. Tag us into any pictures you share on Social Media with @creativemindsan we’d love to see them!

Enjoy getting creative this Christmas!