5 Easy & Fun Creative Project Ideas
Creativity. On VR, I spend a heck of a lot of time waxing poetic about this topic and my personal creative project ideas. When I’m not going on and on about it I’m sharing someone else’s perspective on it. When I’m not doing that I’m highlighting someone else’s creatives talents.
Violet Roots and creativity go hand in hand the same way that it goes hand in hand with my own life. I’ve had my ups and downs with it but I’ve learned enough from my creative journeys to know that the best thing you can do for yourself creatively is to create.
Which brings us to today’s post.
It took me a while to realize it but I couldn’t simply “shelf” my creative side and save it for a rainy day. I couldn’t bottle it up and expect my process to still work the same or to feel the same level of creative confidence.
Small Steps, Big Results
When I finally started creating again it was at first a small idea, and then a project and then a series of projects and so on and so forth. It started out slow. It was something I did in small increments that got more and more consistent over time.
Slowly it became less about squeezing time to paint in my schedule. Instead, it became more about finding time to buy more supplies so that I could keep painting.
It all started by simply making a choice to start again. To take a small creative idea that I had and committing to it.
So today, all I want is for you to decide to make time for whatever creative idea you might have in the back of your head. Whatever it is, just dedicate a small segment of your time to it.
Start out small. Take it one step at a time and see where your creativity takes you! If you don’t yet have an idea or you’re up for a challenge try out one of my easy and fun creative project ideas below! There is something for the beginners and the advanced as well as FREE creative prompts for everyone in between!
For the Beginner
You’re a beginner if . . . you haven’t spent much time creating anything just for fun. You may feel as though you’re not creative at all. To you, “creativity” is something for someone else. You shy away from projects you don’t feel skilled in. Still, you want to lead a fulfilling creative lifestyle.
Beginner Creative Project Ideas:
- Creative Journaling – grab a notebook and write whatever comes to you. Draw in the notebook, doodle, scratch, rip, tear, and collage to your heart’s content.
- Photo Diary – take pictures throughout your day. Challenge yourself to take mundane or routine situations and shoot them from unique and unexpected angles.
For the Intermediate
You’re an intermediate if . . . you’ve created a few projects before. Some have been of the typical “artistic” variety and others have not. You’re comfortable with testing out different mediums or trying other techniques. You seek out creative advice and are open to new ideas.
Intermediate Creative Project Ideas:
- Reinterpretation – The highest form of flattery is imitation. For this project take a poem, logo, article etc. and give it an entirely new spin. Do the same with one of your past creations.
- Repetition – Take a creative project you love and do it again, and again. Don’t write the same story over and over but if you love writing short stories aim to write a scene each week or a couple of chapters each month. If you love cooking then try a new recipe once a week.
For the Advanced
You’re advanced if . . . you’re a pro at coming up with innovative ideas and have a creative routine. You love diving straight into a new project no matter what skill it requires. You’re happiest when you’re thinking outside the box and you’ve learned to embrace your mistakes.
Advanced Creative Project Ideas:
- Collaborate – Join a team, partner up, or simply network with other creatives. Interview someone, write a character sketch or work together in some other way. Combine your perspectives to stretch your own view.
What do you think of these creative project ideas? Get even more creative prompts here!