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5 Senior-Friendly DIY Projects

Craft activities are among the most senior-friendly DIY projects that can help keep your senior loved ones active and healthy. Studies also reveal that conceptual art can boost the cognitive abilities of an aging brain. That makes arts and crafts helpful for seniors.

What are some senior-friendly DIY projects? 

When searching for craft projects that suit your seniors, consider their willingness to try any craft activity. Some older adults may worry about their ability to keep up with the projects. It’s because their fingers may be quite slow.

These senior-friendly DIY projects can keep older adults happy and healthy. Find out what suits your senior loved one best. Share on X

Here are some of the craft activities suitable for senior living. 

  1. Painting
  2. Knitting 
  3. Building a Birdhouse
  4. Scrapbooking
  5. Christmas Ornaments

1) Painting

Painting can help seniors be more mindful of their surroundings. As a senior, you need to start painting to put what you love on a painting board. All you need to have is paint, a canvas, and a paintbrush. You can try out painting on several canvases.

2) Knitting

If you are looking for a more engaging way to ward off dementia and depression, you can try knitting. It can also help to improve your cognitive ability. So, grab yarn and needle and start knitting any clothing you love, whether a sweater, scarf, or blanket.

3) Building a Birdhouse

Nothing is more fulfilling and enjoyable than watching birds sing outside your window. If you love birds, consider building a few birdhouses and placing them in your compound. You will be happy to see many bird species, including bluebirds and house wrens.

4) Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is an easy craft activity that can help seniors preserve memories. Capture and collect as many photos as possible and stick them on every page of a colorful book. The good news is that you can pass the scrapbook to many generations that follow you.

5) Christmas Ornaments

If it’s almost Christmas, you can spend some time making Christmas ornaments that suit your style. For instance, you can make snowman ornaments using the materials of your choice. You can also consider crafting some decorations for your Christmas tree.

Craft Activities For Seniors

You now have an idea of the senior-friendly DIY projects that can keep seniors healthy and engaged. All you have to do now is select a craft project that matches your senior’s interests. In other words, it should be something that they love and enjoy doing.

Contact us to learn more senior-friendly activities for seniors.