I've been trying to avoid giving the patients coloring pages to just "fill in".
I wanted the projects to be more creative for them.
I thought it would stifle any individuality they may have and
was afraid they would think it was childish.
Although, a few visits ago, I noticed that they truly enjoy coloring in
(and staying in the lines!)
I'd purchased some new 16 color paint sets for them
so today I copied butterfly images on to watercolor paper
and gave each of them a butterfly sticker to copy.
|The stickers weren't very useful in the end,|
but it gave them a much needed reference.
We had a big group today and it was rather chaotic when I first walked in.
Even the normally upbeat patients were negative and confused.
Once they got to work though, there was a complete shift in the atmosphere.
They were content!
And I was worried that they would all look the same!
They were all so pleased with their results!
This "new girl" refused to participate at first,
but then got right into this.
She was beaming on the way out.
Another one that preferred to "just watch"
but once I put the paint on the brush for her ,
she was off and running!
(That purse doesn't leave her lap. Ever)
I think I'm getting somewhere!