It’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, because Christmas is finally here. If your halls and walls are looking bare, bring the Christmas spirit into your living space with these Christmas crafts for seniors!
Christmas Crafts for Seniors
Christmas is a classic time of year for arts and crafts. From handmade ornaments to paper snowflakes, odds are there’s a holiday craft or two you remember making with a smile. Bring back that sense of childlike wonder by making these Christmas crafts for seniors. (Have we mentioned they make great gifts?)
Elf Candy Jar
If you’re looking for a gift for a child, you can’t go wrong with cookies or candy. Give your present a personal touch with a simple elf candy jar. You can make this fun-looking gift in a few minutes with just some scraps of felt or paper and a mason jar. Remind a child that Santa and his elves are watching this holiday season, and their parents will thank you for their good behavior.
Pinecone Bird Christmas Tree Ornament
Everybody loves getting a handmade ornament for their Christmas tree. This pinecone bird Christmas tree ornament looks fancy, but it can be made easily with paint and pre-cut felt supplies. Give it as a gift to commemorate a holiday spent together, or hang it in your own window for a touch of cheer.
Waterless Snow Globes
Do you have old ornaments or other Christmas decorations you’d like to use in a new way? These easy waterless snow globes are the perfect showcase for souvenirs from holidays past. And since they’re waterless, you can include family photos and other treasured mementos without damaging them, too.
Christmas Bow Wreath
Whether you’re expecting carolers or friends and family, it’s always nice to provide a holiday welcome at the front door. You can make your entryway cheery the easy way with this simple Christmas bow wreath tutorial. It’s fun, and it’s also a great way to recycle old gift-wrapping supplies.
Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornament
If you or your loved one enjoys making Christmas cookies, you’ll get a kick out of these cute cookie cutter Christmas ornaments. They’re a great way to recycle cookie cutters and wrapping paper, and they’ll remind you of all those fun holidays you spent baking with the people you love.
Christmas Pop-Up Cards
If you’re a letter writer, you probably send Christmas cards to your friends and loved ones. Mail them something they’ll be proud to stick to their refrigerator by making these homemade pop-up cards. They’re also a perfect craft to make with the little ones in your life.
Easy Sock Snowmen
Who doesn’t love a snowman, especially during the holiday season? If you aren’t expecting a white Christmas this year, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun of making a snowman. These easy sock snowmen are cute, fun to make, and much warmer and cuddlier than the ones made of snow.
Egg Carton Jingle Bell Flowers
Everyone knows that classic Christmas carol about jingle bells on a sleigh. Now you can see what all the fuss is about with an egg carton, some bells and paint, and this homemade jingle bells tutorial. Use them as ornaments, decorations, or a way to make someone’s gift look extra-special.
Popsicle Stick Snowflake
Paper snowflakes are a fun holiday craft, but just like actual snowflakes, they usually don’t last that long. If you’re seeking a sturdier snowflake, these popsicle stick snowflakes might be a perfect fit. All you need is white paint, glue, and a good place to display the finished product.
Christmas crafts for seniors are a great way to put your own crafty touch on a holiday celebration. Make them as gifts, or gather some friends for a holiday afternoon of crafting fun. Merry Christmas!
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