Simple Craft Ideas for Senior Citizens

I am looking for easy crafts for seniors who have very limited fine motor skills. Any ideas offered will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

By reg

October 2, 20110 found this helpful

My late mother ran a senior citizens' craft program for years - & let me share some pointers I heard from her. They love to make something they can give as a present. And crafts that can be done in 1 or 2 sessions.

Making Christmas ornaments with styrofoam bases & pinning/gluing on decorations is an example. Roll them in glitter? Decoupage a box using Mod Podge or even white glue, slightly thinned with water. Pre-cut shapes to glue onto various bases? Put the shapes under a glass base/plate to make a coaster.

Put little items glued on a base under a glass jar with some glitter to make snowballs. Make eyeglass cases out of pre-cut felt pieces. Think of things that are useful but easy to make. Beading necklaces - there are so many nice beads out there nowadays.

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October 2, 20110 found this helpful

P.S. A few more ideas - wrap string/yarn/raffia around bottles or jars to make lamp bases, or cans to make pencil holders. Shellac river rocks - the smaller ones with small printed mottos, or larger ones to use as doorstops. - You can also decoupage designs onto these or paint designs onto them.

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