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Fun DIY Halloween Projects for Seniors

Participating in art projects is exceptionally beneficial for your elderly loved one because it provides cognitive stimulation and emotional expression, helps them relax, and can be fun. All of this leads to overall better well-being for your loved one, and it is something that home care can easily help with. Here are some fun Halloween projects you or home care can help your loved one do this year.

Pumpkin Painting

It is one of the best activities many families love to do, but it can be messy and too challenging for seniors to do on their own. They might not be able to carve a pumpkin, hold a knife, or even a small knife meant for carving. So, the next best DIY project for your senior loved one is to paint the pumpkins. Painting is much safer than carving pumpkins because your loved one uses paint brushes instead of knives. Your loved one can paint various things and be as unique as they want because there are more things they can paint than they can carve. Let their imagination run free and encourage them to paint whatever they want as a form of self-expression.

Halloween Coloring Book

If your senior doesn’t want to paint or carve, that doesn’t mean they have to forgo other activities. During the fall, many stores come out with fall or Halloween coloring books that a senior may enjoy. This is such a relaxing activity that your loved one may be able to meditate or practice mindfulness during this activity. Coloring also may help your senior with hand-eye coordination and dexterity. It may feel like a childish activity, but it can be a great benefit for your seniors, and it can take up time throughout the day. This is also something your seniors can enjoy with their grandkids or family friends.

Candle Making

If your seniors can do more interactive things, they should try candle making. Fall is filled with the best scents, and your seniors can make a pumpkin spice latte candle, apple spice, or anything they want. If you want to do it the easy way, all you need to do is buy pre-made plain candles, melt them over a stove, add in essential oils, and then pour the liquid into a new jar. This can be a fun way to combine scents. However, your senior may need home care to help ensure nothing is burning and may need them to pour the wax to keep a senior safe. It’s a fun, easy project, and it can also help them make fun fall gifts for the family.

Make a Leaf Garland

If your senior has a bunch of colored paper, you should encourage them to draw and cut out leaves. Once they have several in different shapes, colors, and sizes, they can string them together to make a garland. Then they can hang it around their homes to enjoy the time of year. If they want something more spooky, have them cut out and color pumpkins to add with the leaves.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Greenville, NC, please contact the caring staff at East Carolina Home Care today. Call (252) 321-5510.

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