Session 1: Finger Labyrinth

Our goal today is to create an item that reminds us to relax and think.  Finger labyrinths are tiny reminders to slow down and breathe, to ask ourselves questions, and ponder solutions.  If you don’t have access to clay, be creative!  Draw one on cardboard, trace one into a foggy mirror, pour out a few sugar packets and draw one on the table. If the weather is nice, make one on the sidewalk with chalk.  I bought a rubber labyrinth stamp on Etsy, and tried both polymer clay and Model Magic clay.  Both benefit from a light dusting of baby powder or cornstarch to keep it from sticking.  Bake or let air dry depending on what you used after you stamp or draw your design in the clay.

After it is complete, use the blunt end of a  darning needle or other similar stylus to trace along the maze, starting at the outer edge and working towards the center. Repeat a mantra, or simply breathe.  Where would you use it the most?  The portable size is perfect to bring along whenever you need a few moments to center yourself.

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