Spring is one of the most colorful seasons on the calendar. Flowers are in bloom, trees turn green again, and a little more sunshine makes everything feel cheerier. Why not invite that beauty inside with some spring crafts for seniors?
Spring Crafts for Seniors
Everyone’s happier when spring comes around. It’s a time of bright colors and outdoor fun, with plenty of sunny days and seasonal events to look forward to. The season also brings us new opportunities to flex our creative muscles. Spring crafts for seniors let us celebrate what’s unique about the season.
April showers bring May flowers! If you want to keep those flowers past May, it’s a good time to learn how to press flowers. You can keep most flowers for posterity by pressing them between translucent paper with heavy books or a flower press. Pressed flowers are great craft supplies, or they can just be momentos of special moments. If you have allergies that make flowers difficult to work with, consider making a paper flower bouquet instead.
Crafty Bird Feeders
One of the best things about spring is the return of birds to our backyards and green spaces. Why not welcome them back with a DIY bird feeder? Bird feeders can be as simple as a milk carton with seeds and suet inside, or you can get creative with all kinds of other objects. Hang them from your window with a suction cup or a nearby tree branch, and see who pops by for dinner.
Spring isn’t just when flowers come back. If you’re a fan of fresh fruits and vegetables, you know that it’s the time of year when gardeners get to work. As gardens come roaring back to life, springtime is a great time to make some personalized painted planters. There are dozens of ways you can decorate metal buckets, terra cotta pots, and even mason jars to make them unique and fun. If you aren’t a gardener, these can also make great gifts for the green thumbs in your life.
Who says wreaths are just for Christmas? Throughout history, wreaths have been used to celebrate nature and the transition of the seasons, as well as provide a bright natural decoration inside and outside the home. Celebrate the beauty of spring with a spring wreath. Keep it as simple as flowers and seasonal designs glued to a paper plate base, or get a little more complex. As a bonus, these wreaths can also be great ways to use those pressed or paper flowers you made for an earlier craft. Turn them into a wreath, and they’ll be a keepsake you’ll treasure all year.
Spring means more sunlight in our windows. What better time to make a tissue paper mosaic sun catcher? These simple and fun crafts just require some tissue paper, some Mod Podge, and some printable designs you can fill with colors. Create a spring design, let it dry, then hang it in your window and let the sun shine through. You can also do a version of this craft with mason jar lids and printable coloring pages.
Welcome the warmer weather by making some wind chimes. Wind chimes are fun, colorful, and a perfect way to decorate your outdoor space as the weather gets nicer. You can keep it simple by using existing materials such as buttons or beads, or get really crafty and make your own chimes out of polymer clay. Exercise your creativity! If you can hang it from a string, you can make it into a wind chime.
Spring crafts for seniors will fill your space with art and objects that are uniquely your own. Say hello to spring and celebrate your creative side, too!
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