One positive thing that’s come from the COVID-19 pandemic is the opportunity to try new things. For our craft along program participants, the most recent new thing was string art. This creative project uses colored string wrapped around nails to fill in the open spaces of a pattern on a wooden board. This week’s crafters picked up their kits at our drive-thru pickup event last week at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne, then gathered on video chat to work on our projects together.
We had a great time connecting over this project, but also sharing what other fun creative ways we’ve been staying busy while socially distanced. One participant has been making characters from her favorite movie out of colorful rubber bands! Others have been continuing to enjoy our previous craft along projects, diamond painting and decorating rocks. At the end of the event, projects were nearing completion, and everyone had a lot of fun taking a break from their routines to be creative.
The USO’s mission of keeping military members and their families strong shines through in these creative activities - boosting morale, building community, strengthening families, and fostering connections that show us we’re not alone as we continue to keep our physical distance from one another this summer.
If you’d like to try making your own string art, here’s a video tutorial we created to share with everyone!
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