6 Springtime Crafts for Seniors to Welcome Spring
It’s time to move the clocks forward and enjoy another beautiful spring. While the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, many older adults residing in senior living communities are eager to start decorating and crafting for the new season. Browse these simple spring crafts for seniors to embrace the spirit of spring renewal. They’re all perfect for spending time with your loved ones, and they can all be done from the comfort of your own home.
DIY Bird Feeders
One of the most enjoyable parts of spring is watching the birds return home from winter migration. Now you can host feathery friends with a few simple DIY bird feeder ideas. In the first of these easy spring crafts for seniors, you’ll need a white stoneware mug and plate, an oil-based permanent marker, and heavy-duty craft adhesive. Then, just decorate your stoneware to your liking with the marker, glue the mug to the plate, fill with birdseed, and set it out for birds to enjoy. For a more traditional birdhouse that you can still decorate, you can purchase a full wood birdhouse that you can then paint yourself. It’s the perfect spring craft to do with your grandchildren!
Garden Art Planters
Succulents come in a wide range of shapes and colors and are very easy to grow. This spring craft for seniors creates garden art using common succulent varieties easily found at a garden center or nursery. The basics you’ll need are a terracotta pot or other planter, a selection of small succulents in different colors and shapes, and potting soil formulated for succulents. Full instructions can be found here, and the results are limited only by your imagination.
DIY Flower Vases
Instead of pulling out your old vases or buying new ones to showcase floral arrangements this year, try some homemade methods that are easy on the eyes and the budget. All that’s really needed are some standard mason jars, which work beautifully as flower vases on their own. But to add some flair, you can use a foam brush to sporadically apply adhesive to the jars, and then attach gold leaf foil to the sticky surface. Alternatively, simply painting mason jars in pastel spring colors adds a perfect pop of color to any bouquet.
Shaving Cream Egg Art
Few things say spring like painted eggs. This year, try skipping the traditional painting method for this stunning shaving cream approach. All it takes is shaving cream, food coloring, and some common household items to craft marbled eggs that your guests won’t soon forget.
Festive Pine Cone Art
Adding a uniquely colorful art piece to your walls is an easy way to display the vibrancy of spring in your home. If you have a picture frame you’ve been waiting to use, it’s an even easier spring craft. First, collect various sizes of pine cones and pick up some colorful spray paints. Cut the pine cones in half before painting each one to look like a blooming flower. Then, simply use a hot glue gun to attach your painted pine cones to your frame, and voila – a homemade spring mosaic.
Homemade Air Freshener
What better way to get into the seasonal spirit than with the sweet smells of spring? With this DIY home air freshener, you can bring your favorite fresh scents into your home with ease. All you need is baking soda, a small mason jar, cheesecloth, your favorite essential oil fragrance, and just a little bit of time to create your own aromatic art.
Spring Forward with Us
All year long, residents at every Retirement Center Management community stay active and engaged. It’s because they’re living a truly independent lifestyle that gives them more time and freedom to do the things they love. Learn more about our maintenance-free independent living options on our website, or contact us to answer any questions you might have.