7 Creative Things To Do At Home During Lockdown
7 Creative Things To Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown Using EcoStardust Biodegradable Glitter
We totally get it. Self-isolating, social distancing and quarantining from COVID-19 was not what we had on the agenda this year either!
For those of you who have ended up with a little more time on your hands than expected, there are countless amounts of things that we can do to keep occupied — all without leaving the house.
Now that we're in lockdown and are spending more time at home, there could not be a better time to get creative, take up a new hobby, or do all those jobs you haven't had the time for.
Here are 7 ways to have fun #StayingInside using eco-friendly biodegradable glitter!
1. Create Art Using Biodegradable Glitter
Channel your inner Picasso! You don't need a lot of tools to create amazing works of art. One of our long time customers Leon Ruiz (@leonfruiz) creates abstract pieces of art inspired by the sea and made using sound vibrations, recycled materials found during beach cleanups and our biodegradable glitter.
2. Have a Crafternoon With the Kids
Speaking of art. School may be out for the foreseeable future, but you can bring art class into the home and you wouldn't even need to venture further than the garden!
You can use any resources you have available to paint rocks, create glittery handprints, make glittery eggs for Easter or you could even have a go at paint splattering some abstract pieces.
Our lovely EcoStardust ambassador Chloe (@chloejanemua) uses our glitter to create sparkly pictures and thank you notes to her teachers with her kids.
3. Teach Your Young'Uns About Germs and Hand Hygiene Using Glitter
With all the craziness that is going on in the world right now, the most important thing we can do to prevent the spread of viruses is to make sure we’re washing our hands properly and often.
We’ve created a short 1-minute video to help teach your little ones about good hand hygiene in a handwashing activity.
It involves 3 simple steps — and a handful of glitter!
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4. Experiment With New Glittery Makeup Looks
If you're a makeup enthusiast or MUA looking to add sparkle to your day (whether you're just popping out for your daily walk or trip to the shops), why not show us by tagging us on Insta?
We run a monthly competition on Instagram where we choose our favourite glittery makeup look and the winner receives a £30 gift voucher.
There are no rules but the more glitter, the better! Just tag us on @ecostardust or hashtag #ecostardust for a chance to win.
We love seeing what creative looks you've created!
This amazing look was photographed by @everyshade_ofme with makeup by the incredible @jennajazzmua
5. Start Making Candles or Wax Melts
If you're looking for a new hobby to take up, we've had so many customers tell us that making candles and wax melts is one of the most therapeutic activities ever!
Although our glitter is premium cosmetic grade, we've also had lots of interest from the wax melt community, and it seems to be popular! We haven't tested it personally so we recommend you testing it first to see if it works the way you want it to.
We sell individual 1g samples for every glitter blend and also sample packs so you can see if they'll work well for your specific project!
Here's an example from The Enchanted Wisp Wax Emporium (@the_enchanted_wisp_waxemporium) where they've created these colourful soy wax melts by hand.
6. Keep Fit
Going for a run around your home? Why not put a smile on another fellow runner's face when you pass them (2 meters away obviously) with your gorgeous glittery face?
Laura Try (@lauratryuk) approves and she rowed across the Atlantic with our biodegradable glitter on!
Our friends over at Groove Om Yoga (@grooveomyoga) also wear our glitter during their sessions to stay positive and sparkly!
7. Absolutely Nothing
There's a lot of pressure out there to do everything whilst we have the time which can get a little overwhelming. We feel it's important to take a breath, practice some meditation, binge-watch a show on Netflix or chat to your friends on Houseparty! And if you want to do those things whilst wearing eco glitter then even better! As the wonderful author Matt Haig said it, "being is doing"!
If you're currently quarantining at home and using our glitter, make sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram using @ecostardust and hashtag #ecostardust so we can see what projects you're up to!
Here's a legendary photo of @itseunika who wore this glitter look to her local Co-op!