7 Easter Crafts for SeniorsEaster Crafts for Seniors

Easter is coming up and you know what that means: bunnies, candy, and eggs galore. Every holiday can be a great opportunity to bring in new fun activities for your assisted living residents and Easter is no exception. This Easter, here are a few crafts you can all work on together to brighten the facility up and keep everyone in celebration mode.

1. Decorate eggs.

This is an Easter standard. Many of your residents may well feel that it’s just not Easter without decorated eggs. Reader’s Digest has a list of 17 different ways you can decorate eggs, so you can bring in a few different options and let your residents get creative. The variety will add to the fun.

2. Make homemade Easter cards.

No one’s ever sad to get a homemade card from a loved one. Your residents can create some of these lovely Easter cards to send to each other, as well as any loved ones that are far away. A letter’s always nice to receive, but one that shows some real care and creativity was put into it is that much nicer. 

3. Wire bunnies

These simple geometric wire bunnies can be used to decorate residents’ rooms as well as the rest of the facility. They’re easy, affordable, and make for an adorable addition to your crafts for the month.

4. Paper Mache Easter Eggspaper mache eggs

While decorating real eggs is traditional, making eggs out of paper mache gives you more creative ways to play with the concept. You can make a simple version of these crafts to use as decoration, or make a clever interactive version that hides a little craft chicken inside.

5. Decorative Easter Carrots

Everyone knows the Easter bunny loves his carrots, so this decorative Easter carrot craft fits the theme of the day beautifully. Residents can hang them on their doors, give them out as gifts to loved ones, or use them to decorate the common rooms and hallways of the assisted living home.

6. Yarn Egg Wreath

This yarn egg wreath can bring some beautiful pastel colors into the space and create a lovely decoration for the doors and walls throughout the assisted living facility. It’s fairly simple to make. You just need plastic eggs, different colors of yarn, foam, and lots of hot glue. The result is both beautiful and in character for the egg-themed holiday.easter yarn wreath

7. Easter Bunny Pin

We’ve had eggs and carrots, but so far no bunnies. These Easter bunny pins are a craft you can conveniently wear. All the residents that make one can show how much they’re in the Easter spirit on the big day by sticking one of these pins on. They’re made of materials that are pretty easy to find and can make great Easter gifts for friends and family members if your residents want to make extras.

Easter is a special day for many of your residents and they’ll appreciate having the opportunity to celebrate. These crafts can add a little extra to the equation and brighten the assisted living space. Happy Easter!

Kristen Hicks is an Austin-based copywriter and lifelong student with an ongoing curiousity to learn and explore new things. She turns that interest to researching and exploring subjects helpful to seniors and their families for SeniorAdvisor.com.

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