Fun Holiday Crafts for Seniors


If you follow us on Facebook, you know that Grand Oaks of Okeechobee residents love to craft! Did you know that crafting has a myriad of health benefits, like reducing stress and improving cognitive function? And when your crafts become holiday gifts or decor, that’s an even bigger benefit! Here are three holiday crafts for seniors that are fun to create and that make wonderful presents for family and friends.

A Thankful Tree

This craft is a beautiful reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for! Seniors can write the things they are thankful for, while also leaving some blank tags for family and friends to write on as well. A thankful tree gives everyone an opportunity to share stories and memories that they appreciate the most. The tree can be left up throughout the year and additional tags can be added as the holidays provide even more memories.

Homemade Christmas Cards

Sending Christmas cards in the mail is a classic holiday tradition. To make this tradition even more beloved, seniors can make their own Christmas cards that have a homemade, personal touch! Some crafty Christmas card ideas that we love include:

Homemade Heating Pads

When you think of holiday crafts for seniors, you may not immediately think of homemade heating pads! Yet these crafts, which can be customized with a festive holiday towel cover, are always well-received by family and friends who struggle with aches and pains. While they make great gifts, seniors can also keep them around for themselves.

A Christmas Bow Wreath

What took us so long to figure out that Christmas bows make a beautiful Christmas bow wreath? Combining these two classic Christmas items is easy to do and makes a great holiday craft for seniors!

If you or your senior loved one enjoys crafting, these fun and festive holiday craft ideas are easy to make and will brighten the holiday season for everyone!


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