As our entire planet continues to face the collective challenges that accompany social distancing, we’d like to offer these 10 random activity ideas for quarantine entertainment featuring works of art by Peter Quinnell, Simona Munazzali, Dave Homer, Patti Molica, Karen Donnelly, Anne Wertheim, Matt Taylor, Kristin Krest, Sarah Maxwell, and Katie Williams!
We hope these suggestions both encourage you to continue exploring creative outlets for cabin fever relief and remind you that engaging in some lighthearted nonsense is a great way to keep spirits lifted.
1. Build a Collage
Do you have an old stack of magazines that’s been gathering dust in your basement since the 80s? Grab a pair of scissors, cut out whatever catches your attention, and create an eclectic work of art to hang in your living room.
2. Imaginary Dinner Party
Place a few stuffed animals in the chairs surrounding your dinner table. Prepare a feast, dish out a generous serving for each of your guests, and indulge in some friendly table talk. Plan to eat leftovers in the coming weeks.
4. Family Manicure Party
When anyone who’s anyone has no where to be anytime soon, don’t let gender identity politics keep you down. For all the football dads that’ve always secretly wanted to paint their nails pink – put on a bathrobe, grab a nail filer, and choose a polish color that makes you feel pretty. No one has to know.
5. Creative Writing Challenge
Free writing once a day can help relieve stress, stimulate brain activity, and keep your creative juices flowing so grab a pen + paper, set a timer for fifteen minutes, and try to continue writing anything at all until the timer goes off.
10. Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
Is standard old toast boring you? Did you decide to hoard a surplus of fruit that is slowly beginning to rot? Would you like to wake up each morning knowing that a spoonful of homemade deliciousness is waiting for you just around the corner? Discover the art form of jam and jelly preservation for a novel yet easy and simple hobby with an impressive shelf life. Get experimental with some exotic flavors today.