Now is the perfect time to encourage creativity among your residents. You don’t need a lot of fancy supplies or even a group setting to make it happen.  Create your own arts & craft to-go packs using ziplock bags for residents to enjoy in their rooms!


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Hazel 14th Jun 2020 Enrolled Nurse
I have started using these ideas at work and the residents love them,,, they keep my busy printing and finding new things for them to do .. such a great idea and well worth joining.. thank you so much for all these wonderful ideas
Susan 15th Jun 2020 Activity Director
Hazel
Glad this article was helpful to you
Keep up the good work
Talita 15th Jun 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback Hazel, this is wonderul to hear!
Haley 14th Apr 2020 Recreation Therapist And Writer
Haley has submitted a new article: 17 Easy Arts And Craft Kits
Susan 14th Apr 2020 Activity Director
Wow what a great idea Valerie
Thank you for sharing
Valerie 14th Apr 2020 Activities Aide
I had already been doing quite a bit of woodcraft with our residents, as I purchase standard wood, dowel, etc to make "kits" for our nursing home residents. I do most of the prep and often some of the fine detail finishing, as not all have use of both hands or are shakey.
Just before this virus started, we discussed building a Victorian dollhouse and making the furnishings for it so we can decorate it differently throughout the year. We had a gentleman offer to build a cart for it that has wheels to make it moveable and shelves to hold shoebox-sized storage bins for the various accessories. Last night I printed out the posters to allow residents to vote on colour schemes for the rooms and furnishings. This is generating a lot of interest.
Many of the furnishing projects will be "kits" that individuals can work on, while some of the decorating will be done in programs of 5 residents.
The residents and staff I have consulted with so far are extremely excited to have the project ready to play with. BTW, we made sure the cart would be wheelchair accessible, the chairs can fit under the portion of the table the house will sit on with the storage down one side.
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