10 Lockdown Activities For Creative Students

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When I was a student, whether in school or University, I found it hard to relax after studying all the day- and I really lacked creativity when it came to my hobbies and relaxation time.

Watching Netflix and socialising are great ways to relax, but as things start to get busier at this time of year- getting creative can add some variety to your breaks and lockdown days.

I think finding creative lockdown activities can be fantastic for inspiring your mind, and they force you to focus on something other than your studies when you need a well-deserved break.

Below, find 10 creative lockdown activities for students who want to find a creative way to spend lockdown

Bake

Baking is something that needs a lot of concentration- so it’s perfect if you’re looking to take a study break and enjoy a treat at the end! I love watching Bake Off to get inspiration for new creative ideas!

Get Writing!

Write in a journal or discuss some ideas in a short story. Focusing your energy into a writing project can be a great way to switch off and inspire a bit of creativity. Writing down your thoughts can also be very helpful for your mental health, or if you need to work through some emotions and overthinking.

A man sits on a bench and writes in a notebook.
Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels.com

Create Your Own Cards

With non-essential shops still not open, get creative and make gorgeous cards for your friends and family. Mother’s Day is coming up, or you could create cute Easter gifts to celebrate this year.

Decorate Your Notebooks

When I was younger, I used to love decorating my school books- and this doesn’t have to change if you’re a bit older. Decorate your folders or notebooks and personalise your revision materials.

Start a Blog

I love blogging to inspire a bit of creativity- and there are so many ways you can use blogging as a creative pursuit. One of the biggest challenges of starting a creativity blog or site is choosing the right graphics and fonts. You can find brilliant font freebies online, with designs and images that can help you with your digital creativity.

Snap Some Photos

Get out and take some photos! At the moment, walking is about all we can do to enjoy ourselves- so make the most of this time to take some gorgeous, creative photos in your local area.

A man takes a photograph in a busy street.
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Start an Art Project

Drawing or painting is such a good way to switch off and turn your focus to something else. I love the concentration and relaxation that comes with completing an art project. Even if you’re not the most creative person, doing a bit of art every now and then can be very relaxing- and a lot of fun!

Make a Creative Schedule

Instead of just writing a to-do list or timetable, why not make your schedule a little more creative? I know a lot of people are creating bullet-journals at the moment, or you could draw yourself a creative timetable full of colour-coding and aesthetic designs!

Create Your Own Bunting

My sister always makes creative bunting for different occasions- and it can be a fun way to decorate your bedroom or any communal rooms. With not much going on at the moment, it’s also nice to make the most of any little celebrations, such as Mother’s Day, Easter, or lockdown birthdays.

Make a Photo Collage

I love decorating my space with pictures and mementos- and I think every student has had a photo collage on their wall at some point in memory of home, friends, or good times. As a creative project, make these photos into a fun collage or pinboard- and add lots of creative bits and pieces to your walls.

A Polaroid style photo of four young girls.
Photo by Inga Seliverstova on Pexels.com

Getting creative is so fun- and it can be a great way to switch off and just focus on a specific project without stressing about what is going on in the world. I can’t wait to use my lockdown days a bit more creatively in the next few weeks.

Do you have any creative lockdown activities? Do you enjoy getting creative? What’s your favourite way to relax?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading x

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  1. I got creative over Christmas by making and sending cards to my friends which I really enjoyed. I’m not very creative at all and can actually find it quite overwhelming tbh! Xo

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  2. Whenever I’m on a study break I try to do something that will get me off my butt, like playing with the dogs – they love it. Anyway, great tips ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

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  3. These all sound like such fun ideas! I started baking during the first lockdown because I had so much time on my hands and I really want to pick it up again. In the meantime I’ve found a job and therefore less time, but I’m really going to get back into it now, because it’s so relaxing as well. Thank you for the tips!

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  4. Baking has been one of my favourite lockdown activities. I never seem to have enough time for it when I’m working full-time. I’ve also had a keen interest in photography for a while so I’m hoping to learn more about that so I can improve ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Love these ideas! I made bunting about 6 years and I just love the look of it so much ๐Ÿ˜ I rarely have time to do creative writing but it’s so much fun and something I love doing – as well as baking ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  6. These are really great suggestions! There are a few things that I do to help myself relax – baking is a must and normally that’s just me experimenting with whatever is in the house, the other main one is to take the dogs out. I can’t wait for when the weather starts getting warmer and I can just spend the day outside with them, that would be perfect!

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  7. Just started bullet journaling again! It really helps me to be more creative, be and more organized. It’s also a simple way to help me survive this quarantine lol. Just enjoying my time alone through journaling. Thank you for sharing this x

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  8. I love this! I think the best thing about these lockdowns is it has given me some time to be creative and work on other projects. I love all the ideas you’ve included – especially writing and baking x

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  9. These are all great ideas! Blogging and writing have helped me so much during the lockdown as well as while I was in school. I want to get back into painting and sculpting, which I used to love while in school. Thanks for sharing this x

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  10. I love these ideas! Iโ€™m no longer a student but am always trying to do something creative so defo going to take some of those to do! I used to do lots of photography but havenโ€™t in recent years so that might be something I start picking back up โค๏ธ

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  11. I like to write down my schedule in a really really creative way! I also spend most of my time working on my blog and it’s been such helpful for making the most of lockdown. Thank you for sharing this x

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  12. Thanks for sharing these suggestions! I’m not a student (anymore!) but find creative activities to be great mood boosters so will be giving a few of these a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. I always end up getting so bored on my days off from uni and work so these are some really helpful ideas! Creating your own bunting is such a fun idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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