Fall is the perfect time to try new arts and crafts projects! There are so many fun and easy ideas out there that are perfect for seniors in assisted living communities. Making arts and crafts can also be bonding time with neighbors or family members visiting older loved ones in an assisted living community.
Learn about how fall arts and crafts activities are often well-attended and anticipated in Summer’s Landing. Each year, our staff prepares various engaging and stimulating activities for residents—not just arts and crafts classes—including scheduled outings, social clubs and groups, enjoyable on-site amenities, and more. Call 850.265.9829 to find out more about what we offer.
4 Fall Arts and Crafts Ideas for Seniors
These are just a few ideas for arts and crafts projects that seniors in assisted living communities can enjoy this fall season. With so many fun and festive things to do this time of year, there’s no reason not to get creative. Older adults may even feel inspired, grab some supplies, and get started on a project of their own, even without attending a structured activity that’s part of senior living services.
1. Acorn Animals
For something a little bit different, try making some acorn animals. This craft requires a little more dexterity but is still relatively simple. However, you must collect or purchase acorns to succeed in this arts and crafts activity.
All you need are some acorns, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, glue, and scissors. You can make all sorts of different creatures, from squirrels and turtles to dragons and unicorns. This arts and crafts activity is gratifying with visiting grandchildren.
2. Leaf-Themed Decorations
Another great way to decorate for fall is by using leaves. You can collect leaves from outside or buy fake ones from a craft store. If you have visiting relatives, you can ask them to collect the leaves for you before bonding while making leaf-themed decorations. Once you have your leaves, the possibilities are endless. Arts and crafts, at this point, can be anything from hanging leaves on a string around your door or window to gluing leaves onto construction paper to make festive cards. You can even make Thanksgiving-themed table runners.
3. Pumpkin Painting
Pumpkins are synonymous with fall, so it’s no surprise that painting them is a popular activity for seniors this time of year. In fact, one of the most classic fall activities is painting pumpkins.
There are many ways to paint a pumpkin, from traditional orange and black jack-o’-lanterns to more abstract designs. All you need is a pumpkin, some paint, and a little bit of creativity. You can either freehand your design or use stencils to help outline it. While this is an excellent activity for seniors because it doesn’t require too much skill or coordination, it’s also a great activity to do with friends or family. It’s a perfect way to add a personal touch to your fall décor.
4. Seasonal Snacks or Dishes
One last idea is to get into the kitchen and make some yummy fall-themed snacks or dishes. There are all sorts of recipes out there for autumnal treats like pumpkin bread, apple crisp, and cranberry scones. Baking or even just cooking together can be a great bonding experience for seniors in assisted living communities. It’s also a delicious way to celebrate the season.
Participate in Autumn Arts and Crafts Activities with Summer’s Landing
Arts and crafts are an excellent way for seniors to stay active and engaged. Here at Summer’s Landing, we offer a variety of arts and crafts activities throughout the fall season. Contact us today at 850.265.9829 to learn more about our assisted living community and its amenities. We hope to hear from you soon.