Bring lots of paper and washable paint that people can use with their hands. A large roll of paper that can be cut into larger pieces works, but computer paper works as well. Residents can come and paint whatever they want to take a break from homework and studying for finals. Laying down tarps is a good idea to prevent paint from getting on the floor and helps build community because residents talk while they are in a contained space.
Submitted by Randi Lemeneger, Westfield State University