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Easy Crafts for the Elderly and Impaired To Enjoy
Crafts for Elderly and Impaired
There are many fun crafts for the elderly and impaired to enjoy. Getting old or dealing with a physical, mental or emotional impairment doesn't mean you cannot enjoy indulging in crafts and fun projects. Even if you are impaired--physically, emotionally or visually you can still find crafts that you can enjoy doing and relish the outcome of your creative handiwork. Arm yourself with lots of determination and you will succeed.Ask for some help when you need it, as there are many people out there happy to assist you with whatever project you wish to complete.
Pottery is Fun Craft
Pottery can be a fun, creative and satisfying craft for the elderly to enjoy. Seniors can enjoy making bowls and pots and sharing their works of art with friends and family. If the elderly are visually impaired they can still enjoy this craft with a little extra assistance. If seniors have to deal with some physical challenges, they can also receive some outside help from others and still enjoy this activity. You can often find classes in pottery in your city at community colleges, art centers and senior centers. Along with learning a new craft you can make lots of new friends who share your interest. You could turn out some amazingly beautiful pieces that may actually surprise you.
Learn How to Knit
Learn how to knit sweaters, blankets and many other things. Keep your fingers nimble and have fun creating new items. Make caps for cancer patients, knit clothes for grandkids and decorate your house with throws over sofas and chairs. You can learn this craft even if you have visual problems. If you find you have too much spare time during the day you can enjoy knitting and listening to music. Classes are available at needlepoint and yarn shops. Another benefit of taking classes is that you will meet people who share your interest.
Indoor Plants Add a Touch of Beauty
Take Care of Plants
There is a great pride in cultivating green plants in the home. Digging in the soil is very therapeutic and creates peaceful feelings inside. For elderly folks that have difficulty getting around, growing plants in the home can be much easier than planting outside. They can bring some of outside nature indoors an enjoy the greenery and flowers everyday. There is a sense of satisfaction to know that you are instrumental in making the plants grow and thrive. To further your knowledge and ability visit a local nursery and make a list of questions that a plant expert can help you with.
Scrap booking: A Fun Craft
Scrap booking is a great way to gather all your memories and decoratively assemble them in one place. Photos of family, friends and special events and occasions create lasting memories. You can purchase your supplies at one of many scrapbook places or buy them online. This is a wonderful way to spend a rainy day, or actually any day. The end result will bring many rave reviews and you can enjoy your memories often.
Other Craft Ideas
Take up watercolor painting or experiment with acrylic paints.You can learn how to paint from an instruction book, classes or tutorials available online.
- Try your hand at making collages with paper chips you can get free from paint store. Decoupage is easy and you can easily make your own glue to finish the project.
- Learn how to sew and make clothes and decorative items for the family and gifts for friends. If you like working with wood take a class in woodcarving.
- Classes in stone polishing is another idea.
- Beading is very popular today and you can learn to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings. You can even bead scarves, sweaters and dresses.
Along with the joy of doing crafts and projects you will learn to do new things and meet new people. There are many crafts for the elderly and impaired to enjoy.
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