Crafting is an excellent way for your senior loved one to boost their mental well-being and stay active and social. Here are some easy and fun Easter crafts for seniors to enjoy.
To begin this Easter arts and crafts activity, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Dyeable craft eggs or hard-boiled eggs
- Egg dye (if using real eggs)
- Small silk flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
You’ll need to start with dyed eggs.
If working with dyeable craft eggs, follow package instructions to get eggs that are nice pastel colors. Using a wire cutter, clip flowers from the stems of your desired silk flowers.
You can also choose to clip small leaves to use as a sort of background for your flowers.
Also ensure that there is a piece under the flower that will hold a dab of hot glue for gluing to your egg, and make a dozen to share with friends or grandkids!
Easter Candy Jars
You’ll need the following materials for this fun Easter crafts activity:
- Small jars (really any kind or size with a lid will do)
- Fine glitter
- Foam sheets and/or construction paper in white, orange and pink
- Easter candy, such as pastel M&Ms or individually wrapped chocolate eggs
- Pom poms
- Googly eyes
- Hot glue
Apply a thin layer of the decoupage all over the jar, sprinkle it with glitter and shake off the excess. Set aside to dry. Cut bunny ears from white foam or colored paper and smaller ear shapes from pink foam or paper. Glue these to the lid. Then, glue a pom-pom at the base of the jar below the ears for the tail. Next, glue the googly eyes to the jar and cut four small pink rectangles for whiskers to glue below the eyes. Finally, glue a pom-pom for the nose where the whiskers meet. Voila! Another gift for the grandkids or your assisted living pals!
This super easy activity requires the following items:
- Small Styrofoam wreath
- Plastic Easter eggs or other types from a craft store, such as glittery ones
- Hot glue
First, take a 12-inch strip of ribbon, fold it in half and hold the loop end between the thumb and forefinger of one hand and the loose ends between the fingers of the other hand.
Fold upward around a section of the wreath and guide the cut ends through the loop end to make a way to hold the wreath.
Then, tie the loose ends into a bow and double knot to secure for hanging.
Next, you simply glue the eggs all over the wreath, applying them at different angles to completely cover the Styrofoam.
You may also choose to paint designs on the eggs before gluing them to the wreath.
The Value of Easter Crafts for Seniors
These Easter craft ideas for Seniors will keep your loved one’s hands and mind busy creating gifts for those they care about or decorations that will last for many Easters to come. Crafting, including Easter crafts for seniors, is also a great way to spend fun and creative time with your elderly loved one that can help them stave off boredom and depression and provide you with memories that will last your lifetime.