With summer quickly approaching, your loved one may want to take on some new craft activities by the warm sunlight. From crochet to painting, there are many crafts for seniors to enjoy that cater to their physical or mental need, while sparking their creativity.
For many seniors, craft has been a common hobby that is admired for being a creative outlet that fosters a sense of accomplishment. Finishing the last stitch of an intricate knit blanket feels very rewarding and leaves you or your loved one with a personal handmade gift.
Love to know has outlined some crafts your loved one may enjoy.
Polymer Clay Crafts
Working with polymer clay is an easy yet fun craft for seniors. Seniors with limited dexterity are welcome to mould the clay without difficulty. Your loved one will walk away with a sculpted piece of artwork and some dirty hands.
Simple Ideas for polymer clay craft:
- Bendable bookmarks
- Holiday ornaments
Painting is a great and easy craft for your loved one. With bowls of paints and a paintbrush, your loved one will be able to paint their favourite scenery. For seniors with limited dexterity, large paintbrushes and sponges can help.
Ideas on what to paint:
- Local scenery
- Favourite spot to relax
- Favourite location from your loved ones past holidays
- Holiday and celebration cards
Knitting is one of the most popular crafts for seniors, although its sister, crochet is just as straightforward and fun. Crochet only uses one hook, which can make it easier for loved ones with limited dexterity. However, if your loved one has difficulty holding hooks or needles, use a thicker needle and heavier gauge yarn. There are many crochet and knitting patterns that you can find online for your loved one, especially if they are running out of ideas.
Ideas for crochet:
- Pencil case
- Book covers/sacks
There are many easy and fun crafts for your loved ones to explore. Crafts are a brilliant and enjoyable leisure activity that keep your loved ones mind busy and boosts their sense of accomplishment and pride.
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