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Crafts for Low and High Functioning Seniors
Crafts, including those for
Low Functioning and Dementia Seniors
Arts and Crafts for seniors, even low functioning seniors, do not need to be difficult or elaborate. Most seniors would be able to handle many of the supplies required to make most projects, but there are even some good craft ideas for dementia patients, and those with arthritis and even some visual impairment.
There is really no end to the art and crafts one can make with a few supplies because it is all up to the imagination.
As a caregiver or activity director, you can find many choice crafts for your seniors whether you would like to do something based on a theme like Thanksgiving or Valentine's Day, or having the seniors use a digital camera, which would require nothing more than the camera and an assignment of some kind.
Seniors with visual impairments may like more tactile crafts involving such supplies as finger paints, textured paper, beads or clay. Those with dementia may also enjoy these types of activities.
A craft growing in popularity right now is storybooks. These can be a collection of photos from the seniors lifetime and their story told through their photos, their voice and beautifully bound to share with others for years to come. It's digital scrapbooking that reduces the bulk of traditional scrapbooking and binds the book professionally to be kept for many, many years.
Here are some more crafts for seniors.
Adult Coloring Books
Tabletop Zen Garden
101 Easy Craft Project Ideas
101 Easy Craft Project Ideas provides easy craft projects for any age and ability. Save time, spend quality time with your kids or a frail relative. Create personalized unique crafts even if you never made a thing with your hands from these easy to follow step-by-step craft ideas and have fun doing it.
Rug Hooking Kits/Latch Hook Kits
Simple. Soothing. Satisfying. Introduce your clients to the calming rhythm of latch hooking and they'll discover the joy of creating something beautiful and worthwhile. The benefits abound. Latch hooking relieves stress — stilling the mind with happy domestic memories and busy hands. With this repetitive exercise comes greater hand dexterity and fine motor coordination. And because they're making something useful, latch hooking will instill a deep sense of accomplishment.
Unique templates and patterns to create shaped gift boxes and Arts and Crafts projects!
Chinese New Year's
4th of July/Canada Day
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