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Crafts aren’t just for kids

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By Carly Chapman

Feeling crafty? On Thursday, Feb 16, Student Life will be hosting their first of three craft breaks in the Student Life Hub at lunchtime.

Their first craft break will be making slime. The slime will be pre-made with ingredients to mix in and customize. There will also be craft breaks for making collage keychains and one for tie-dying hosted throughout the spring semester. All materials will be provided. 

Though the activities may sound childish to some, but Rebecca Lubbers, Student Resources Coordinator for Student Life and Conduct, explains the reasoning behind the craft breaks.

 “There’s research out there about how child’s play is actually beneficial to adults, too, to slow down, it can boost your creativity,” Lubbers said. ‘It can help you cope better with stress, and we really want to push for that…”

Students are free to come and go as they please from the craft breaks, as they will be held in an open house style with to-go kits available. 

 “This is part of ongoing programming that we hope to do,” says Lubbers. Student Life intends to hold craft breaks in the fall and winter semesters, “and possibly the summer, if there’s enough interest” she continues. 

The craft breaks will be held in the Student Life Hub, which is on the first floor of the student center. Slime making will be on Feb. 16, collage keychains are on March 16, and tie-dye will be on April 13, all 11 a.m to1 p.m.

“To anyone who is on the fence about attending,” Lubbers says, “It’s a great opportunity just to see what the campus has to offer… you can stay for as little or as long as you want, pop in between classes… Everyone’s welcome, just pop on in!”

For any questions about the Craft Breaks, reach out to Student Life and Conduct.

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