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Fun Summer Crafts for Seniors

Summer is the perfect time to dive into creative activities that spark joy and keep minds active. At Covenant Woods Retirement Community in Columbus, Georgia, we believe in the power of arts and crafts to enhance well-being and bring people together. Here are some fun summer crafts for seniors that are easy to do and perfect for the sunny season.

1. Painted Flower Pots
Brighten up your garden or patio with beautifully painted flower pots. This simple craft allows you to express your creativity with colors and patterns. Use acrylic paints to decorate terracotta pots, then plant your favorite summer flowers or herbs. It’s a fun project that adds a personal touch to your outdoor space.

2. Handmade Greeting Cards
Create handmade greeting cards to send to family and friends. Use colorful cardstock, stamps, stickers, and markers to design unique cards for various occasions. This activity not only nurtures creativity but also helps maintain connections with loved ones.

3. Shell Art
Collect shells from a beach visit or purchase them from a craft store to create beautiful shell art. Arrange and glue shells onto picture frames, mirrors, or canvas boards. You can even paint the shells for added flair. Shell art makes for lovely summer décor or gifts.

4. Memory Scrapbooks
Summer is a great time to reminisce and preserve precious memories. Gather photos, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia to create a scrapbook. Use colorful papers, stickers, and embellishments to decorate the pages. This craft is a wonderful way to reflect on fond memories and share stories with others.

5. Beaded Jewelry
Making beaded jewelry is a delightful way to create personalized accessories. Choose from a variety of beads, including glass, wood, and plastic, to design bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. This craft is not only enjoyable but also results in beautiful pieces you can wear or give as gifts.

6. Bird Feeders
Invite nature into your garden by crafting homemade bird feeders. Use materials like pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed to create simple feeders that attract local birds. Hang them in your garden and enjoy watching the colorful visitors.

7. Summer Wreaths
Add a touch of summer to your door with a handmade wreath. Use a foam or grapevine wreath base and decorate it with artificial flowers, ribbons, and other summer-themed embellishments. This craft is a lovely way to welcome guests and brighten up your entryway.

Crafting not only boosts creativity but also enhances mental agility and provides a sense of accomplishment. Join us at Covenant Woods and discover the joy of summer crafts!