Don’t know what to do with all the free time you have after retirement? Making crafts may be the perfect answer to your boredom! There are many benefits of crafting for seniors, including lessening stress and anxiety, widening your circle of friends, as well as improving motor skills control. If you are interested in crafting but don’t know where to start, read on to learn some simple and exciting crafts for seniors that you can try!
Painting Plant Pots
For seniors who love gardening, painting your plant pots adds a personal touch that makes them stand out from the rest. You can use any plant pot size, and seniors with limited mobility can use mini pots for succulents that are easy to hold. All you need is a terracotta pot and acrylic paint, and you can unleash your creative side! Remember to use a paint sealer afterwards to protect your newly painted pots.
Knitting and Crocheting
Knitting and crocheting is one of the most popular hobbies amongst seniors because it does not require a lot of equipment to get started. You just need to purchase a knitting needle or crochet hook, and get some yarn in the colors you like. Then, you can search for patterns online to begin your craft journey! You can try knitting dish cloths as they are easy to complete and make great gifts for relatives and friends.
Decorating Picture Frames
Photos are a way to remember your loved ones, and picture frames are a wonderful medium to display your precious memories. If you find regular picture frames too plain, you can decorate your own frames to make them even more special. There are many ways to decorate picture frames, such as ribbons, glitter, stickers and even dried flowers.
Making Greeting Cards
Handmade cards are a great way to send your loved ones your well wishes if they are unable to visit you. Depending on what occasion you are making greeting cards for, you may need different materials. For example, for Christmas, you can go with a green and red theme, whereas for Easter you can illustrate rabbits. After you make your cards, you can send them to your loved ones to let them know your love for them.
Coloring Books for Adults
It is a complete misunderstanding that coloring is only for children. Adult coloring books have become more popular now because coloring is a way to relax and reduce stress. Concentrating on choosing a color scheme and filling in the colors allows your mind to rest, and the effects of coloring are similar to meditation.
Crafts for Seniors at Discovery Village At The Forum
If you are looking for a senior living community with plenty of fun craft activities, join Discovery Village At The Forum now! We have many exciting senior living programs that cater to your individual needs. Our director of activities plans a wide variety of events so that our residents always have something to look forward to every day. We also offer a range of senior living options such as independent senior living, assisted living, and our specialized SHINE® Memory Care program. Find out more about our vibrant community today!