I think playing with toys can help with creativity especially if you're like me and like to make stuff. For example I'm planing on doing a Wreck-It-Ralph cosplay sometime in the future and wanted to make my hands bigger but I still want to be able to use them. I'm planing on getting out my old erector set and playing around with some ideas for a small scale model before I go out and get the real stuff.
sweatdropI realize not everybody is into making things but I still think playing with toys can be good for stress if nothing else.
Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C. S. Lewis