5 Creative and Artistic Activities for Couples
Updated: Jan 15
Creative date night ideas.
Are you guys looking for something more exciting than lounging on the couch watching Netflix all night long? Guaranteed to get those creative gears a-turning for a night full of artsy fun, here are five creative and artistic ideas just for you and your partner to enjoy.
Abstract paint together.
All you need is a large canvas and paint of your choice. Fling paint about, smear it around and have blast! Don't try to be too structured in your painting or else your art might come out too boring. But don't get TOO messy and wild or you might end up with brown smudgy mess on canvas. To keep the balance while abstract painting with your partner, take your time, free your mind and perhaps have a little wine to help get those creative juices flowing.
Learn to knit or crochet together.
Learning to knit or crochet is not only fun, but it's a practical skill for both women and men to have. How awesome would be to sit down and make each other unique scarves and hats and so much more? Having a knitter in the home is always great... but having two or more is even better!
Sketch each other's portraits.
Sit facing each other and take at least thirty minutes to draw each other's faces at the same time. Don't worry if you can't draw - it's just for fun so be sure to go about this activity with a bit of humor. Don't get discouraged from your lack of artistic skill, but embrace it and have a good laugh if your sketches are horrible in the end. You never know, you might turn out to be better than you thought! Are you both good artists? Frame up the sketches when you're done and hang them up for all to admire when they enter your home.
Write a story together...one sentence at a time.
All you need is a computer or some paper and a pen and write! Don't plot out anything - just write and see where the pen takes you both. Toss a coin or play rock-paper-scissors to determine who's going to write the first sentence. The next person follows up with another and so on...
Make your story as long or as short as you want. Be funny, be absurd or be serious and romantic. If you enjoy this activity, get a blank notebook and keep the story going until you both feel it has come to an end. Tip to keep it super fun: each person should hide what they're writing until it's the next person's turn.
Take a pottery class together.
This is a great for a weekly date night. You'll both have fun getting your hands dirty and creating beautiful art for each other. Pottery classes are usually offered at colleges and community centers. A quick internet search should be able to point you in the right direction.
Get groovy together and experiment with tie-dying. I know when you think of tie-dying you probably think of loud crazy rainbow patterns but there's so much more to tie-dying than just that. With tie-dying you can use as many or as few colors you want. If you're not into the funky wild colors you can try a more subtle and natural dyeing method using indigo.
Tie-Dying doesn't just stop at tee shirts - try dying scarves, curtains, dresses, neck ties and even bedding. Just follow the instructions on whatever dying kit you've chose and look up some unique design techniques on the internet.