Not only does fall include two beloved holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving, but also it has a wonderfully festive atmosphere due to its natural decorations: brightly colored leaves, blossoming mums, pumpkins and other gourds, etc. Would you like to add some autumnal spirit to your living space? As the temperature drops and the days shorten, forcing you to spend more time indoors, now is the perfect time to flex your artistic muscles. Scroll down to explore some easy fall crafts for seniors.
Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors
Okay, so this one’s cheating a little. It may be a little too complicated for a list of easy fall crafts for seniors, but it’s undoubtedly a great option for all you talented crocheters out there! Follow the instructions detailed on Yarn and Chai. Classified as an “easy” crochet project, this tutorial produces an adorable crocheted pumpkin that is 3″ tall by 4.5″ wide. When it’s finished, the little pumpkin could adorn your mantelpiece or your windowsill.
If you’re not a skilled crocheter but you would still like to create some adorable pumpkins, why not build yarn pumpkins? You will need orange yarn, white glue, a plastic fork, a balloon, and two pipe cleaners (1 brown and 1 green). And be prepared to get messy! During this craft project, you’ll blow the balloon up halfway and apply glue-soaked yarn to the exterior. When the yarn has dried (after about 24 hours), you can detach it from the balloon’s surface and then pop the balloon. After that, simply use the pipe cleaners to mimic a stem and leaves, and you’re good to go! For the full tutorial, check out One Little Project.
I don’t know about you, but I love that we’re reminded to express our gratitude each autumn when Thanksgiving rolls around. If you’re grateful for your backyard and the beautiful birds that flock there, you could create birdseed ornaments to thank them. To complete this project, you’ll simply need birdseed, unflavored gelatin, corn syrup, water, cookie cutters, drinking straws, and twine. After mixing together the birdseed, gelatin, corn syrup, and water, you’ll press the thickened mixture into the cookie cutters and use the straw to create a hole in the upper-center of each shape. Once the mixture has solidified, you can pop out the ornaments and hang them outside using your twine.
Not only will you enjoy making these avian treats, but also you’ll get to see the birds enjoying them for weeks to come. For the full tutorial, check out One Little Project.
Painted Mason Jars
Mason jars are always a handy tool when it comes to holiday decorating – no matter what the season! In autumn, you might like to try one of these charming crafts:
- Candy Corn Mason Jars by Hip Mama’s Place
- Pumpkin Mason Jars by The 36th Avenue
- Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders by Spark & Chemistry
Felted Pom-Pom Fall Wreath
A colorful wreath will add a pop of color and whimsy to your home. For this project, you only need three supplies: a foam wreath (available at most craft stores), many felt balls in autumnal shades (red, orange, yellow, brown, etc.), and a glue gun. Then, simply attach the balls to the foam wreath in a random pattern using the glue gun. Check out this project on The Magic Onions. Although this particular wreath example was created for fall, this craft would work well in winter, spring, and summer as well!
No matter what your skill level when it comes to arts and crafts, you can enjoy these easy fall crafts for seniors. Not only do they make great home decor, but also they could be given away as gifts.
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