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20 Best Crafts for Seniors

This collection of fun crafts for seniors has something for everyone!

By: Kat Williams, Editor,
Updated May 28, 2020
20 Best Crafts for Seniors

Are you wondering what to do in retirement? Are you looking for fun things to do with grandkids? Do you or a loved one live in assisted living, have arthritis, or dementia? If you said yes to any of those questions, this list of unique activities for seniors has got you covered!

This collection of fun crafts for seniors has something for everyone! “Seniors” is such a broad category, and I know that such a diverse group of people needs a diverse group of projects to choose from. Whether you’ve just retired or you’re a few decades into “senior” living, you’ll have a new project in mind (and maybe even a new hobby!) by the end of this craft collection!

Easy Crafts for Seniors

Here you’ll find great crochet and sewing, gardening, and repurposing ideas. If getting older has given you a lot more free time, and you aren't sure what to do with it, start here! These simple DIY tutorials are fun ways to explore new hobbies you could fall in love with.

Crafts to Do with Grandchildren

These easy all ages crafts will make sure you’re the fun grandparent! These may be kid friendly crafts, but don’t be fooled. They will be a lot of fun for you, too! With these projects, you and your little one are sure to have a blast togather. These artsy (and sometimes educational!) crafts are perfect for you and your grandkids!

Arts and Crafts for Seniors in Assisted Living

Check out these easy crafts for projects you can do alone or with your friends in assisted living! These great crafts will be beloved (and sometimes useful) keepsakes and decorative pieces. These simple project tutorials make assisted living fun!

Crafts for Seniors with Arthritis

It's no secret that crafting is good for your mind and body. Look here for crafts that will give your joints a break, or help you find fun art therapy projects! Take care of yourself and get creative. You'll have fun and feel good!

Crafts for Seniors with Dementia

Dementia is a complicated affliction that affects people in different ways, but those effects should never mean people have to stop crafting. These easy crafts for people with dementia are just the safe, simple DIY tutorials you’ve been looking for!

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