we witnessed the magic of including creative diy activities at the special olympics world games held in abu dhabi this year, fostering authentic connection and providing some chilled out time between the festivities.

the terrarium station, where people created their own little plant world in a jar

the atmosphere of the games was positive, joyful and kind. around our creative station tables, people from all over the world met each other: athletes with inspiring stories, coaches with hearts of gold, proud family members and caring volunteers. that’s the beauty of taking some chilled out time at a busy event. sitting down and making side by side creates the space needed for human connection.

a world games terrarium project

people from all over the world were very happy with the experience and their creations that double as a meaningful souvenir of their time in the capital city, transcending barriers of backgrounds, cultures and even language.

the string art station
string art projects

the string art wall mural was a beautiful work of community art. there was only one rule, to leave the words blank. the rest was up to the participants. it served as an interactive art installation, which encouraged participation.

the blank beginning

gone are the days of static art you can’t touch! everyone watched as the art took shape and changed day to day, and the mural became a backdrop for team photo shoots, media spots, and so much Instagramming!

over 2,000 people strung up 5,000 meters of string on the wall throughout the 8-day event
at the end of day 8, all strung up

we are happy to discuss incorporating diy into your next event! xx