Easy Craft Ideas for the Elderly Woman

Easy Craft Ideas for the Elderly Woman

As people grow older, they get slower as a part of the aging process. However, mental activity is still necessary to enhance and replenish the brain of the elderly adult. Easy homemade crafts can help keep a senior citizen’s mind sharp and agile.

Start with simple, homemade cards. Visit your local craft store and find easy to use decorations for scrap booking. Large stickers and buttons will not strain elderly hands. A lot of old people have arthritis. I recommend using large embellishments. If it is not painful, then the senior citizen will find making crafts fun and enjoyable. To get her motivated, suggest that she make cards for her grandchildren. This will encourage her to make handmade crafts.

As time progresses, the elderly woman will want to do more complex projects. I’ve noticed a lot of elderly women love vintage crafts. This is where one can expand the horizons. There are many scrapbook stacks designed in a nostalgic way containing old newspaper articles and ads. I’ve also seen stacks with ephemera such as old movie tickets and receipts. This will help the elderly mind with exercises in memory recall. As they look at the vintage stack, they will start to reminisce about the good old days. The senior may even start to tell stories about her past. This will keep her connected to the rest of the world and creates interest in her as a senior citizen. I respect elderly people because they can tell me about things that happened before my time.

Creative craft ideas can also be a springboard for the senior to connect with other seniors. Have a craft club where the elderly can meet up every week to share new craft ideas. This will help the elderly woman to connect with people in her age group. The beauty of friendship will flourish in this setting. They can share stories about their lives and support one another through the aging process. Invite elderly men to the craft swaps and have masculine themed scrapbook paper and embellishments available. Perhaps hold a Valentine Day Card Swap. This is excellent for single elderly women. Perhaps someone will make a craft and love connection with an elderly gentleman.

Many facets of society have given up on senior citizen women. Older women still have a lot to offer the world. Many times, they are alone on the old shelf of time. However, this need not be the case. The elderly woman can still create, be social, and even give and receive love. Let us not write her off because she shows signs of the aging process. Find some easy craft ideas and show her how to make crafts. She will come alive with imagination and creativity.