22 Nursing Home Crafts

22 Nursing Home Crafts

Find fun and easy craft ideas for nursing home residents!

Updated 6/23/22

Nursing Home Crafts

22 Nursing Home Crafts offers unique craft ideas that are enjoyable to create and easy to accomplish. 

Get the residents' creative juices flowing with one of the unique painting techniques provided below. Allow them to create something beautiful to display in their bedroom with one of the quick and easy DIY wall decor tutorials. Encourage them to relieve some stress by coloring in a beautiful coloring page rendition of a cute animal with all their favorite colors. Celebrate a holiday with them by making a festive craft to get in the cheerful spirit.

All these nursing home craft ideas are free and require materials that are inexpensive or that you likely already have! There is nothing stopping you from presenting your local nursing home or assisted living establishment with these cool and engaging activities. You can build relationships with the lovely people who live there and foster a community of growth, creativity, and kindness.

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Easy Painting Ideas

Who knew there were so many different ways to paint? You, of course, can paint with the traditional watercolor or acyrlic, but have you ever tried adding something bizarre to give it a unique twist? Try adding salt to your watercolor to make a rainbow of crystals, or use a wine bottle cork with your acrylic to create interesting textures as you have fun stamping the paint.

Nursing home residents probably have a lot of life experience. Allow them to explore their creativity and try something new that they perhaps have never seen before! These cool painting ideas empower you to create something beautiful and have lots of fun while you do it.

Easy DIY Room Decor

These DIY room decor ideas give fun and easy ways to make a generic living space reflect a person's unique taste and style and help the place feel a bit more like home. So, easy DIY decor is absolutely perfect for those who live in a residential setting, such as a nursing home.

Liven up the area with some cute plants potted in colorful homemade planters that will make everyone who enters the room give a smile. Hang up fun wall art designed by the resident with their favorite patterns and colors. Tape a beautiful paper butterfly to the window that almost looks like stained glass as the sunlight shines through the pretty colors. Drape a cheery garland made of paper flowers around the entire room to lift spirits.

Cute Printable Coloring Pages

These beautiful printable coloring pages and activities are the perfect way to release some everyday stress and have some creative fun. Nursing home residents will love the adorable flowers and animals and the whimsical designs that depict them. Allow them to choose their favorite, and begin filling in the intricate lines with whatever colors they see fit.

Coloring pages double as a cute decoration for their room or even a heartfelt gift to give to their loved ones. Some patterns even work as functional items, such as bookmarks. Residents can admire and be proud of their gorgeous work as they read a beloved book.

Easy Holiday Crafts for Adults

Celebrate Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas with these easy holiday craft ideas. Residents will get a kick out of these adorable little creations that commemorate their favorite holidays.

On Valentine's Day, decorate pink and red hearts to create a loving atmosphere. Make cute bunnies or chicks on Easter and give them homes throughout the residence. Paint a pretty pumpkin or create a funny turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving. And, finally, add some Christmas cheer by putting together a festive snowy owl or jolly Santa Claus.

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