Great Christmas Crafts for SeniorsDecember 14, 2023
As the months grow colder and the days grow shorter, it’s easy to feel put down by the lack of sunlight. However, there is hardly a better time to flex one’s creative muscles and start crafting. Christmastime, in particular, gives creative minds the opportunity to try new ideas and display their creations.
Any kind of arts and crafts is a fantastic hobby for older adults. Many see crafting as a sort of flippant, brainless activity, but it is far from it. Creating something beautiful not only leads to great satisfaction on the part of the senior, but also encourages them to engage their cognitive and motor skills. With the long-term impacts on one’s health plain to see, get cozy and try some great Christmas crafts for seniors.
Christmas bow wreath
Simple and beautiful, this bow wreath comes together and can be made at a low price in just a few minutes. Purchase a wreath form (preferably straw or Styrofoam) and a package of bows from the dollar store (alternatively, you could make your own bows for a more personal touch). Hot glue the bows to the wreath form in whatever pattern most inspires you, and in just a few minutes you’re done! You can make them look like a traditional wreath, or just create a colorful display!
Candy cane centerpiece
Candy canes are a quintessential aspect of the holiday season, and incorporating them into your Christmas décor is easy. Find any vase you don’t mind repurposing, or buy a new one from the dollar store. Hot glue candy canes in a row all around the base and secure a ribbon around them. When you’re done, you have a perfectly festive vase that you can fill with whatever seasonal décor you’d like!
Make your own ornaments
Add a personalized flare to your Christmas tree by creating your own ornaments. These days, you can go to just about any store and find ornament-making kits. They are great fun, but you can also start from scratch with your own ornament designs.
- Paint ornaments. Purchase a pack of blank, glass ornaments and get creative. Paint a winter scene or asymmetrical design, and highlight it using glitter or washi tape. This is a great activity to recruit the help of your grandchildren—however, if they are young, consider purchasing plastic options instead of glass.
- Popsicle window ornament. This is a cute idea to incorporate your family into your holiday decorations. Take a photo of your loved ones and use popsicle sticks to create a window pane for them to look out of. Decorate it with whatever you’d like to make it even more festive.
- Cinnamon stick and orange slice ornaments. For those looking for a more natural look, make ornaments out of orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Cut orange slices thin and dry them in your oven at a low setting for hours. When dried and cool, poke a hole through your cinnamon sticks and then thread it together. Your tree will smell great!
Christmas card tree
If you keep your Christmas cards over the years, why not display them? Adhere them to a blank wall with a piece of tape in the shape of a tree to make a perfectly festive display. It will be cute to not only see how your loved ones’ lives change, but how your tree grows over the years.
Hot cocoa jars
There is hardly anything better than a mug of hot chocolate on a cold day. Display your hot chocolate—or make it a sweet gift for others—by making hot chocolate jars. Start by decorating the mason jar to your heart’s desire—be it with ribbon or glitter. Then, when you are done, fill the jar with your hot chocolate recipe.
Your partner in holiday care
While engaging in delightful, easy Christmas crafts and festivities, it’s essential to ensure that you receive the care and support they need. Home Care Powered by AUAF is here to be your trusted partner in holiday care. Our commitment to providing compassionate and professional home care services is unwavering even during the festive season.
Whether it’s assistance with daily tasks, medication reminders, or companionship, we are here to make the holiday season as joyful and stress-free as possible. If you’re considering home care services, don’t hesitate to contact us at 773-274-9262. We are here to answer your questions and provide information about our services.
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