❄Easy Dollar Tree Christmas DIY – Snow Globe Candle Decor❄ | Vlogmas 2015 ~ Day 11
Everyone likes to have fun, everyone likes to do creative things, and it doesn’t matter how old we are. Each of us has creative juices in one form or another that needs to be satisfied. As for the older ones, it’s a great way to help their minds stay young and stimulated, have fun, and enjoy their completed projects. Finished projects can also serve as a nice decoration for a room or as a gift for someone else. Below are some fun projects to get the elderly you know involved.
Working with clay can be a lot of fun and is a great activity for older people, even for those who may have a little trouble using their hands completely. Clay can be rolled and shaped into a variety of different things such as vases, bowls, decorative pencils, and even beads. This is a great way to gently exercise hands that can also be affected by arthritis. Another thing that can be used instead of clay is Play-Doh. As stupid as it sounds, it’s a great material to work with, comes in a variety of colors, and dries in a couple of days without using a kiln. It can also be reused if you don’t like what you’ve done, as long as you use it again before it dries out completely.
Another fun and creative thing to do is to use mosaics. It’s like putting together a puzzle, except the pieces don’t have to fit together exactly like a jigsaw puzzle. This kind of project can be helpful to an older person when it comes to his eyesight and the dexterity of his hands. You can use mosaics to make beautiful picture frames, frames around mirrors, garden objects like steps, or even garden pots.
Sewing, knitting, and crocheting are other crafts that many older people have mastered, or if they can’t, they are definitely not too old to start. It’s a great way to develop their skills while making wonderful gifts for others or for themselves. They can make a variety of different things like blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, and many other things that can be wonderful items that they can use as Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, or even sell at a craft sale.
Getting the elderly to take pictures is simple. It doesn’t take much skill and it doesn’t take much more than a digital camera and some photo paper to print it out from a computer later. It’s a great thing when a group of old people is taken on a trip. They can take their cameras with them and take as many pictures as they want with a digital camera. The photos can be used in photo albums and scrapbooks and even displayed in their homes if they live in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Hi everyone! I hope you enjoy this super simple & elegant DIY project. These candleholders would make the perfect hostess gift! They look extravagant – only you will know how simple and inexpensive they were to make! 🙂 Happy Holidays!
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