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Counseling Therapist Shelley Klammer has a great list of resources and ideas for art therapy.
Here are a few of her ideas for art therapy for relaxation from her site:
“Paint to music. Letting your creativity flow in response to music is a great way to let out feelings and just relax.
Make a scribble drawing. With this activity, you’ll turn a simple scribble into something beautiful, using line, color and your creativity.
Make a mandala. Whether you use the traditional sand or draw one on your own, this meditative symbol can easily help you to loosen up.
Draw with your eyes closed. Not being able to see what you are drawing intensifies fluidity, intuition, touch and sensitivity.”
Check out 96 more of her great ideas and suggestions here.