Craft Projects for Older Adults

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Whether you craft for your own pleasure or for the joy of a loved one receiving your creation as a gift, crafting is a therapeutic and fun pastime. Studies have shown that crafting eases stress, increases happiness, and can even protect the mind from the aging process! No wonder there are people who claim that they are "addicted to crafting".

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Craft Projects for Older Adults:

Craft Projects for Older Adults

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Whether you craft for your own pleasure or for the joy of a loved one receiving your creation as a gift, crafting is a therapeutic and fun pastime. Studies have shown that crafting eases stress, increases happiness, and can even protect the mind from the aging process! No wonder there are people who claim that they are "addicted to crafting". For seniors looking for a new hobby or finally having the time to invest in crafting, the health benefits are very attractive. One recent study shows that crafting can reduce your chances of experiencing mild cognitive impairment by up to 50%!

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Making Cards for All Occasions Staying in touch or celebrating special moments can become a lovely keepsake for your friends or family when you use your creativity and a few well chosen adornments to make them a card. You will want to start taking stock of supplies you already have and small items you encounter which could embellish your next card creation. Buttons, comic strips, lace, rhinestones, dried flowers, copied photos - almost anything that ties into an idea that will make someone special in your life smile is a perfect addition! Inside jokes, memories, special interests, poetry all make for highly personalized card material! Making a sketch of your design before you begin will give you an easy template to plug into once you start working. Writing out your message beforehand will allow you to focus on attractive details without freezing to think of your message during the project.

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Designing a Board Game Maybe you have had an idea for an innovative new game for years, would like to give a favorite game a crafty new look, or want to recreate a favorite game on the cheap. If so, designing a board game could be a fun way to flex your creative muscles! An easy creative ice breaker is to think of a game you love and know very well and design a similar but visually enhanced version. If you love playing checkers with a friend or grandchild, consider making a board that is checkered in your two favorite colors. Try colors that look good together - think yellow and green or pink and red. You can even choose seasonal colors for an upcoming holiday! Imagine a read and green board for Christmas or a pink and red board for Valentine's Day. Next, think of the game pieces and what might make the game more visually appealing to you. In the example of chess, you could use buttons in two different hues or play thimbles against cufflinks.

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