100s of creative ideas for engaging craft sessions suitable for the elderly. Simple, fun and fast activities to be enjoyed in a small group setting.
Art-based Cognitive Therapy is of great benefit and may be included in a well-being program. Residents can be introduced to watercolour and acrylic painting. In this activity, residents first create a beautiful and colorful backdrop with paint and then sketch their palms after learning about the 4 major lines of the palm.
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I purchased 24 wooden hangers and some beautiful and inexpensive paper napkins. Sanded down the hangers and decoupaged using Modge Podge. Voila!
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Lovely wall art for all occasions! Video instructions included.
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There are many easy learn-to-draw techniques out there, however none are quite as easy as Drawing from Numbers!
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Pencil in some music script lines, a treble clef and a base clef on A3 poster paper....
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Take old eyeglasses and remove the lenses (you can also buy them at the dollar store). Cut out a favorite picture using the lenses as templates for sizing...
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Creative art pursuits are an engaging and stimulating leisure pastime for seniors and can have a significant positive impact on their well-being.
Here is another lovely and engaging creative group activity for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Create a beautiful sunflowers poster in a group craft session!
Group art projects are a engaging activity for seniors in nursing homes. Creative group projects should have a theme; each client draws a picture (theme example: Christmas), and the final work is displayed as a group work of art.
Mosaic activities are creative, addictive and calming. Mosaics make any surface beautiful! They can be used as a saucepan and spoon rest, a teapot rest, or to sit a pot plant upon. This is a lovely activity for seniors, it's one the men will enjoy too.
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