Fun Winter Activities to Occupy Your Senior Loved One

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Fun Winter Activities to Enjoy with Your Elderly Parent

By Glenn Krakow, 9:00 am on

Helping a senior make winter crafts is a fun way to cheer up your senior parent this winter. El Dorado County in-home caregivers can bring the supplies and help seniors make some wonderful décor to brighten their homes. They will enjoy spending time with their elderly parents while they making something fun and unique for their homes.

Make a Snow Globe

Snow globes are so fun to play with and your parent will love making one. Start with some polymer clay and shape a winter scene. When the polymer clay has dried, use some hot glue to attach it to the lid of a baby food jar. Fill the jar about 2/3 full with water. Now, add 10 drops of glycerin to the water. Sprinkle in some pretty sparkles. Place a rim of hot glue around the edge of the baby food jar lid and screw it on the jar. Wipe off any excess moisture on the outside of the jar.

Snowman Candle Holders

Snowman candleholders look so cute as a winter decoration. Start with an empty clean jar like a Mason jar. Give the jar a quick coat of frosted spray paint. After the paint is dry, use a glass marker to draw on the snowman’s face. Create a nose for your snowman out of polymer clay and attach it with hot glue. You can add a pretty piece of ribbon around the top of the jar to give the illusion of a hat. Insert a tea candle and enjoy.

Make a Button Tree

Seniors often have a collection of interesting buttons tucked away. In case your loved one doesn’t, buttons can easily be purchased from most fabric stores. Start this project by drawing a large tree on a piece of artist canvas. You can add dimension to your tree if you want with dimensional paint. Then, glue the buttons in place to be the leaves. It usually works best to glue the largest buttons in place first and then the smaller ones. Let the project dry, hang and enjoy.

You can make all types of crafts with your elderly parent this winter. El Dorado County home care agencies know that people who are creative are happier. Therefore, you will both be in a great mood when your projects come together. Call Home Care Assistance at (916) 358-3801 or (530) 409-4411 today to learn more about creative ways to help your loved one beat the winter blues and promote overall wellbeing.