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Creative Crafts for Seniors to Enjoy This Winter

By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on

Many seniors find that long winter days leave them a little blue. If you love a senior who is stuck inside this winter, then providing them some winter craft projects to make may be the perfect answer. These projects were specifically chosen by Ft. Lauderdale at-home care providers because they do not require many supplies and the directions are very simple.

Winter Kitchen Potholders

Even if your senior cannot sew, it is easy to make winter-themed kitchen potholders out of a kitchen towel. The best towels to use are the microfiber ones available at many dollar stores. Start by folding the towel in half each way and cutting along the folds. Use a piece of Heat and Bond and a hot iron to join the back of the two towels together. Measure around the outside of the potholder. Cut enough bias tape to fit around the outside with about two inches left over. Attach the bias tape to the potholder using the Heat and Bond. Use the leftover end of bias tape to form a loop to hang the potholder. If desired, cut a pretty winter design out of coordinating fabric and attach to the potholder. 

Winter Placemat Purse

This project is so easy that the senior will want to make one for all of his or her family and friends. Start by getting a cloth or bamboo placemat, 60 inches of 1-inch wide coordinating canvas webbing and some coordinating decorative ribbon. Start by cutting the webbing in half. Use fabric glue to fold the ribbon in half and attach to the top corners of the placemat. Let dry until totally set, which may take up to 12 hours. Now, fold the placemat in half by bringing the right side over to meet the left. Hold in place with glue. After letting the glue dry, decorate the purse with the coordinating ribbon.

No-Sew Winter Aprons

Many seniors enjoy giving aprons to their home caregivers in Ft. Lauderdale and their families and friends. Making a half apron is so easy when you start with two cool colored silk scarves. Start by using Heat and Bond to join the outside of the two scarves together. Now, take a piece of wide coordinating ribbon and attach it to the top of the scarves using the Heat and Bond. In just a few minutes, the senior has created a half-apron that any caregiver would be proud to wear.

Winter crafts help the time pass on lonely winter days. For an even more special treat, spend time with your senior doing the craft together. You will be building memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about the importance of bonding with seniors by calling Home Care Assistance at (954) 909-0370 today. We provide premier Ft. Lauderdale dementia, Alzheimer’s and stroke care that promote longevity and vitality for seniors with various illnesses and injuries. Let us customize a unique care plan for your loved one when you call.

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