Holiday-themed crafts are a great way to welcome in the Christmas season. Not only do they make great gifts, but also they can brighten up your living space and they’re often very fun and relaxing to create. Let’s explore some easy holiday crafts for seniors.
Easy Holiday Crafts for Seniors
Pop-Up Holiday Cards
Anybody can buy a card at the grocery store. Why not send your friends and family some handmade cards that they’ll really remember? It’s easier than you think to make a card with an eye-popping 3-D tree effect. All you need are some scissors and colorful paper. Send someone you love a glittering Christmas tree, a snowy winter scene, a cardinal nestled in a balsam fir . . . the only limit is your imagination!
A Handmade Treats Jar
Everybody loves holiday candies and Christmas cookies, and they make a great gift – but why not send them to your loved ones with a personal touch? Any jar can be made into a a fun holiday treats jar with a little ingenuity. Make sure to wash the jar thoroughly with soap and water and let it completely dry before you decorate it. Then you can grab a glue stick and decorate your jar with scraps of felt, ribbons, buttons, or whatever festive bits and bobs you like! The best part is once the treats in the jar are gone, your loved one still has a handmade keepsake to treasure.
A Unique Noodle Wreath
You’ve seen wreaths made of boughs of holly, but what about boughs of spaghetti? It may sound silly, but the unique shapes of pasta can make fun “leaves” for a do-it-yourself holiday noodle wreath. All you need is some paint, glue, paper, and uncooked noodles. Make small wreaths and put them on cards for your friends and family, or make a big noodle wreath for your very own door. Just don’t put them outside. Pasta shells make a fun holiday wreath, but they aren’t waterproof!
Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments
Do you want to add a little craft flair to your Christmas tree? You don’t have to be a glassblower to make an ornament you can be proud of. All you need are some popsicle sticks and glue as well as markers, paint, or scraps of materials for decorations. This tutorial shows how to make a tree, but with a little imagination, you can make all kinds of things. What says “holiday” to you, and how you can bring it to life?
Cookie Cutter Ornaments
One of the best things about easy holiday crafts for seniors is that they give you the chance to reimagine how you can use your everyday clutter. Do you have a bunch of old cookie cutters sitting in a drawer somewhere? Don’t just let them rust! With a little glue and leftover wrapping paper, they can become ornaments or fun wall-hanging holiday decorations. Give that old gingerbread man cookie cutter a second life full of holiday spirit!
Cotton Ball Snowmen
There are many advantages that go along with living in Florida in the winter, but there’s also one big downside: When it’s 75 degrees and sunny all the time, it can be hard to make a snowman! Make an indoor winter wonderland for yourself by making snowmen out of cotton balls and colorful paper. Personalize your snowman with googly eyes, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
A Thankful Tree
As the holidays come to a close, many of us look back on the previous year and think about everything we have to be thankful for. Why not commemorate all the wonderful things you have to remember with a Thankful Tree? This simple craft just requires a branch, some colorful paper, a pen or pencil, and string. Spend some time with yourself or a friend thinking about the people, places and things that made your life better this year. It will undoubtedly make your new year a little brighter!
There are innumerable fun and easy holiday crafts for seniors. Why not give them a try?
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