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Spring Crafts for Seniors

Ah, springtime – when the weather gets warm, the flowers bloom and everyone wants to be more active. It’s the perfect time for iced tea and fun projects out on the porch. But what should you do? If you’re looking for arts & crafts ideas, keep reading. We’ll set you up with some fun crafts to do at home – plus some other senior-friendly spring activities.

What Are Some Arts and Crafts Ideas?

We’re big fans of practical crafts – you know, things that don’t just look good, but crafts you can make use of at a later date. Here are a few ideas to get your brainstorming started:

  • DIY Bath Bombs. Here’s a fun project for both adults and grandkids to enjoy. With just a few easy-to-find ingredients, you can make your very own bath salts or bath bombs – a perfect gift for anyone who needs a little extra relaxation.
  • Mason Jar Lights. Spring and summer mean more long evenings spent outdoors with loved ones. So shed a little light on the situation with these simple solar lights.
  • Refrigerator Scrabble Magnets. Got an old board game lying around? Make fridge magnets out of it for a practical twist. Now you can have a little fun when hanging up important lists or notes!
  • Painted Mason Jar Drinking Glasses. When you’re sitting outside in warm weather, you want a cold drink. So make yourself a cute seasonal set of mason jar drinking cups! It’s a great way to express yourself – and it’s kid-friendly, too.

What Activities are Good for Seniors?

Arts and crafts are a lot of fun – but what other activities can you do when you’re bored? There’s always board games and TV, but you’re probably pretty tired of those by now. The next time you’re looking for something to do, try something from this list!

  • Start a garden. If you’re not someone with a green thumb, you might not want to get down and dig in the dirt to plant and harvest – but that doesn’t mean gardening isn’t for you! Your garden can be as easy as planting herbs in pots on the porch or as involved as digging holes for peppers, tomatoes and other produce.
  • Take a day trip. Vacations can be expensive – but a day trip gives you a getaway that won’t break the budget. Try local museums, theaters or other public attractions. (In Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art always has something new to see.) You’ll likely find senior discounts to make your day even more affordable. If you don’t have wheels of your own, do a quick search for ‘senior transportation near me’.
  • Have a potluck picnic. Call up friends and family for a fun afternoon of food and conversation in the open air. When everyone brings a dish, this idea becomes both easy and delicious – plus, it’s a great way to bring multiple generations together. After all, everyone loves good weather and great food. (Of course, be safe – outdoor gatherings make it easier to stay socially distanced if needed.)

Looking for an Active Lifestyle? Consider Mission Chateau

Great neighbors are a surefire fix for feeling bored. And at Mission Chateau, we ensure that friends both old and new always have something fun to do. With our calendar of activities, educational opportunities, group outings and other events, you’ll never want for ways to spend your day.

Of course, that’s only if you want to join in – our independent lifestyle means that each resident’s schedule is entirely their own. Our goal is to support your ability to live life at your pace and on your terms. To find out more about our luxury senior living community, contact us today.