Be Joyful: Get Creative with Joy Boards
Joy boards mean one thing at our house: Messy fun.
Magazines scattered everywhere.
And tons of creative energy all around.
This is what creating Joy Boards looks like at our house.
Joy Boards are more commonly known as vision boards, but for young artists and creatives, it’s more fun to call them JOY boards — boards that just make you feel really happy when you look at them.
The purpose for creating a Joy Board is really about being creative and getting in touch with who you are and what you need most right now.
It’s really quote simple to create a Joy Board. All it takes are a few supplies and a creative mindset.
Old magazines with lots of pictures inside.
Quotes of any kind.
Glue sticks (we adore the glue sticks that start out as purple but dry clear!)
To get started, close your eyes and think about a single word that makes you feel calm, happy or peaceful. Choose that word to focus on as you search for words, images and quotes to add to your Joy board.
Cardboard from old boxes or toys (any size work but 6 x 6 is a great size).
Lili’s tips for finding Images and Quotes for Joy Boards
To find really great images, search through magazines and through on the internet. Make sure you are safe searching through sites such as KidRex, a search engine just for kids.
You can also draw your own images.
Jay’s tips for Choosing Quotes for Joy Boards
- Make sure the quote matches your theme for you joy board.
- Make sure your quote matches your personality. It’s important to stay true to yourself.
- You may also write your own quotes!
Themes for Joy Boards to Consider:
We would LOVE to see your Joy Boards. Once you make one, have a parent upload it to our Abundant Girls Facebook page.