If you’re looking for a way to have some indoor fun this winter, we have you covered. All you need are a few supplies and some creative ideas. Grab some scissors and glue and join us for winter crafts for seniors.
Winter Crafts for Seniors
Winter isn’t everyone’s favorite time of year. Sure, the snow is pretty, and everyone loves that rich holiday food. However, winter also brings the cold, dark, and damp. It’s a good time to find a hobby that keeps you busy indoors and lets you have fun, too.
If you’re looking to try something new and beat the winter blues, crafting could be just the thing. Studies show that crafting activates the parts of the brain that provide rewards for completing complex tasks. As a result, adults who craft experience a happiness boost that can come in handy during the winter months. There’s even research showing that winter crafts for seniors have special benefits, such as strengthening memory and motor skills. As a bonus, you’ll be able to flex your creativity and make gifts your friends and family will love.
Ready to give it a try? We’ve listed some favorites below to get you started.
No-Sew Fleece Blankets
There’s no nicer cold-weather accessory to have on your couch or easy chair than a fleece blanket. Did you know you can make fleece blankets as a simple winter craft? With this no-sew tutorial, you don’t need even need a needle and thread! Pick some festive fleece material and make yourself a blanket you’ll love.
Waterless Snow Globes
If you’re the type of person who collects miniatures and other trinkets, you can give them a new life by making a waterless snow globe. This tutorial demonstrates how to make one with tiny fake trees and Christmas presents, but you can use whatever you like. You can even make your own inserts with paper.
Easy Sun Catchers
When the sky is cloudy and gray, you can put some color in your windows with these easy-to-make sun catchers. If you have paper, oil, colored pencils, and a mason jar lid, you’re in business. Draw a seasonal scene, some colorful abstract shapes, or whatever else might make your window feel bright.
Penguin Pencil Holders
One of the nice things about crafting is that you can make objects that are useful as well as fun. These pencil holders are a cheerful craft you can make in a single afternoon, and you can use them to organize anything that fits in a can. If you have fun making penguins, you can adapt this method to make all kinds of storage for your crafting space.
Brighten up your space with some customized luminaries. You can make one in minutes with paper, glue, and an LED candle. This particular craft provides a snowman pattern you can print and use, but once you learn the technique, you can make any kind of luminary your heart desires. Use them as a centerpiece, a shelf decoration, or share your light with your neighbors by placing them on your windowsill.
Winter Greenery Wreath
Looking for another DIY window decor project? Put those old embroidery hoops and leftover ribbons to work by making a cheerful winter wreath. This tutorial uses plastic greenery, but you could use dried herbs or other plants too.
DIY Decorated Mugs
Who doesn’t love a warm mug of hot cocoa on a cold day? Make a craft that you know you’ll use this winter by personalizing a mug. You can get elaborate with dishwasher-safe Mod Podge, or keep it simple with some paint pens. Combined with some delicious hot cocoa mix, coffee, or tea, this craft makes a great gift.
Wrapping Paper Greeting Cards
Personalized cards are a crafty way to stay in touch with our loved ones. Why not make some cards and use up that old wrapping paper from the holidays? A handmade card is the perfect craft to show someone you care.
These are only a few of the great winter crafts for seniors you can find on the internet. Pick one that looks interesting and give it a try. Your new favorite hobby is waiting for you.
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