Summer crafts for seniors

Fun Summer Crafts for Seniors

Getting hands-on with craft activities is a terrific pastime for seniors. Making easy, creative craft projects can help improve motor skills, strengthen social connections, and ease anxiety and stress. Crafting is also a great way to keep both sides of the brain active and engaged. Try these summer craft ideas for seniors with your loved one and spend some quality time together.

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We’ve collected some of the easiest, most fun, and most beautiful summer craft projects for seniors right here for you. Each craft idea below links to detailed, how-to instructions for completing the project, providing a list of materials needed and helpful illustrations. You might preview some of your favorites to find the right craft project for your loved one, and to think about how you can best help them approach it. Then gather your materials and get busy summer crafting with your senior loved one.

1.  Sun Catchers

All you need are a few simple materials and 15 minutes to create this pretty hanging window art.

2. Terracotta Flower Pot Wind Chime

Perfect for the deck, patio or near any garden area, these wind chime designs are fun to make with grandchildren and will add color and kinetics to your outdoor leisure.

3. Wax Paper Luminaries

Flower pressing is a simple process that dries plant materials in a natural manner that maintains much of the color and integrity of the plant. Making these pressed flower luminaries is easy and fun.

4. Fabric Flower Bouquet

Create a burst of color with beautiful fabric flowers that never wilt.

5. Wine Cork Succulent Magnets

These cute, colorful refrigerator magnets will brighten any kitchen. 

6. Beautiful Fabric Tulips

Just download the template, trace the tulip on fabric and follow the simple steps to cut, fill and sew a lovely bouquet of fabric flowers.

7. Light Bulb Birds

Use tissue paper and light bulbs to create these colorful decoupage birds to hang from shelves or the ceiling.

8. Q-Tip Flowers

All it takes is a few simple steps and a handful of supplies. You’ll be amazed how they can brighten any décor.

9. Pressed Flower Bookmarks

You’ll want to make them for yourselves as well as extras for gifts.

10. Terrarium Mini Garden

Great for seniors and grandchildren alike, these beautiful glass plant enclosures keep summer going throughout the year.

Creative Activities are Part of The Buckingham Experience

Independent living at The Buckingham of Houston is where fascinating people come together to continue to carve a path of purpose — all with a dash of luxury and the reassurance of lifetime care. Residents enjoy the many creative opportunities we offer, including our creative studio to indulge your artistic side from painting to sculpting to crafting. Our woodworking shop is ideal for those who love working with their hands, and is equipped with all the tools a woodworker needs. Whatever art form you wish to pursue, you’ll find both the resources here and neighbors who share your passions. For more information, please contact us through our website or call 713-979-3090.