Craft is a joy-bringing activity that can be done all year round and by all ages. It will allow your loved one to engage their mind and personality at the same time as they are given a chance to express creativity and imagination.
Doing arts and craft can bring your loved one into a more social environment and also improves skills such as hand-eye coordination and concentration.
Let’s Say Thanks gives some simple but fun craft ideas that are perfect for your loved one.
Decorations of nature
Collecting and creating from natural items opens a great range of craft possibilities whilst also creating outdoor fun. Encourage and join your loved one in gathering materials from a garden or park to use as materials – these may be sticks, leaves, bark, acorns, pinecones, pebbles, or whatever else nature has to offer! Combine these collected items with other craft materials and make it something new. From this, your loved one can create things such as, but definitely not limited to, Christmas tree decorations, wind chimes, branch wraps or window decorations.
A fun individual or shared activity is rock painting. Collect an assortment of medium to large sized rocks or stones along with multicoloured paints and craft materials. Your loved one can use the paint to characterize the rock according to their own artistic flair and in addition they can attach craft materials such as googly eyes, feathers and pipe cleaners to further their creation. It is suggested that your loved one can enjoy this activity in the garden to be outdoors during warmer weather.
Crocheting is a very popular activity that many find relaxing but fun. With the right equipment and some practice, crocheting will allow your loved one to make items of clothing and other useable products. To begin crocheting your loved one will need yarn that forms the item, crochet hooks that weave them together and a darning needle that is needed at the finish of works. If your loved one hopes to make an item, it is helpful to use crochet patterns that will guide them through the process. Common crochet items include beanies, scarves or even cardigans where the finished products can easily serve as gifts or saved for personal used.
There are many seasons to give cards and avoiding the stores to make your own can be enjoyable whilst also creating added sentimental value.
Your loved one could make a card for Valentine’s day, Christmas, a birthday or even a postcard. They can design and create their own card by using cardboards and papers with pencils, paints and decorative craft features. Be creative with the shape and theme of the card and leave room for a personalised message.
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