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For many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Conference weekend is an anticipated event that brings a break from the distractions of everyday life. For members who don't participate in the in-person sessions, many like to cozy up with family food traditions and a notepad to keep their hands busy.
LDS Paint by Numbers is a new activity you can do with your hands during conference and create a gorgeous painting to boot! You'll unleash your creativity while still focusing on the things that matter most to you. Plus, they're offering 34% off for a limited time!
Active listening benefits
Keeping your hands busy while listening to someone speaking can be a great way to fidget while staying in tune with what you're listening to. In fact, one 2010 study showed that when people listened to a 2.5 minute long voicemail, those who doodled while listening recalled 29% more information than those who didn't. In other words, keeping your hands busy actually helps you listen better!
Painting by numbers is a meditation-like activity that allows you to turn your brain off and focus on the moment and the sensations of what is in front of you. Your brain is able to slip into a more relaxed and peaceful state.
Anyone can paint
You don't need to be an artist to enjoy this activity! By following a few simple steps, you'll be creating impressive art in no time.
You'll need the LDS Paint by Numbers kit that includes a preprinted canvas, paint pots, and paint brushes. From your own home, you'll want a water container, paper towels or rags and a drop cloth or newspapers. With that, you're ready to set up your workspace and begin painting.
To paint, you simply dip your brush into the paint pot corresponding with the number on the canvas, lightly dabbing off any excess paint with your rag, and continue painting all the numbers of that same color. Once you've completed them, wash your brush in the water and start on the next coordinating number/color combination. Before you know it, the painting will start to take shape.
Once the paint dries, you can display or frame your masterpiece!
The masterpiece choices
You can keep your attention on what matters most—during General Conference or not—with a wide range of painting depiction options. Start with a simple painting of Jesus, and then work your way up to a more difficult snowy Temple Square picture. There are many options to choose from, check them all out on the LDS Paint by Numbers website.
Of course, conference isn't the only time you can do this relaxing activity. In one review of LDS Paint by Numbers, Kathryn W. says, "Ingredients for creative afternoons: an audiobook, a cup of hot chocolate, and a number painting canvas from LDS Paint by Numbers!"
Another reviewer Monica W. says "Painting like this is so RELAXING. Especially after a long day of work!"
According to reviewer Karl K., "It was so relaxing and enjoyable to paint the places we want to go (temples)...plus, it was EASY!"
Get your LDS Paint by Numbers kit now
LDS Paint by Numbers is running a limited-time offer of 34% off your entire order with coupon code APRIL30, so now is the time to get your painting kit! There are three sizes of canvases available, with paintings ranging from temples around the country to depictions of Christ. When you buy your kit, you're supporting a local Utah-owned business. Visit ldspaintbynumbers.com to learn more.