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A Fun Pastime That Never Gets Old

- Friday, July 16, 2010

Arts and crafts has been a favorite of many seniors, even in their younger days. And for the elderly that enjoy arts and crafts, the opportunity to learn a new hobby is often appealing. Others prefer to continue activities they enjoyed during their earlier years. Most arts and crafts activities can be modified or adapted so the elderly with physical limitations can still enjoy a favorite pastime. One of the most popular arts and crafts activities for the elderly are ceramic projects. Many ceramic activities only need light sanding and painting, resulting in a beautiful and rewarding finished piece. This type of project is a wonderful way for seniors to pass the time either at home or at senior centers while creating a lovely keepsake or gift for a loved one.

Depending on personal preferences and physical abilities, the following arts and crafts are favorites of many senior citizens.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Photography
  • Scrap-booking
  • Making greeting cards
  • Sponge painting stationary
  • Woodworking projects such as building birdhouses or making clocks
  • Making foam magnets
  • Flower arranging