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19 Best Labor Day Crafts for Seniors to Try Making!

Written by Liliane
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Labor Day is a great time to enjoy some time with family, relax, and celebrate the end of the summer season with your loved ones.

If you are looking for some inclusive ways to include your senior loved ones in the Labor Day fun, then crafts can be a great idea!

These can be fun activities they do with your kids or just a fun way to keep their hands busy. These are all so easy to do, and perfect for elderly hands this Labor day.

Here are the best Labor Day crafts for seniors that they are going to love!


19 Fun Crafts for Labor Day for Senior Citizens

1. Popsicle Stick Flag

These little flags are so cute! I love how you can use them for parades and decorating your walkway. You can even put some in planters in front of the porch to celebrate patriotism.

2. Patriotic Necklace

This easy DIY project only requires a few supplies, and you can customize it to suit your own style. To get started, you’ll need some red, white, and blue beads, as well as thin wire or thread.

Once you have your materials, simply string the beads onto the wire or thread in any pattern you like. You can make your necklace as long or short as you want, and you can add extra embellishments like stars or stripes.

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3. Patriotic Star Wands

These easy-to-make wands are a great project for both kids and adults, and they’re sure to add some festive flair to any Independence Day celebration.

To make your own star wand, you’ll need some supplies that you probably already have around the house, including scissors, tape, and construction paper.

4. Fireworks Decoration

Fireworks are a staple of the 4th of July, and with a little creativity, you can bring the spirit of the holiday into your home. One easy way to decorate for the 4th of July is to create a firework display using popsicle sticks.

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5. Yarn-Wrapped Stars

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate America’s independence, and what better way to do that than by decorating your home with patriotic décor? Check out one of the cutest July crafts for seniors!

These DIY yarn-wrapped stars are a fun and easy way to show your pride, and they make for a great family activity. Plus, they’re perfect for both indoor and outdoor displays.

To make your own, simply gather some red, white, and blue yarn, along with a few star-shaped pieces of cardboard.

Then, wrap the yarn around the cardboard until it’s completely covered. Once you’re finished, you can hang your stars anywhere you want to add a little bit of festive flair.

6. Patriotic Wand

 All you need is some red, white, and blue felt, a wooden dowel, and some hot glue. Simply cut the felt into strips, wrap them around the dowel, and secure them in place with hot glue.

Once you’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful wand that’s perfect for waving during parades or displaying in your home. So gather up your supplies and get started on your very own Patriotic Wand today!

7. Patriotic Ribbon Wreath

This project is easy enough for adults and kids alike, and it’s a great way to add a personal touch to your décor. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle those old scraps of ribbon that you have lying around.

Finally, add a decorative bow and hang your wreath on your front door or mantel. Your guests will be sure to show their appreciation for your festive decoration!

8. Patriotic Kids Blower

This easy fun craft can be done by people of all ages. And to top it all up you just need a few supplies that are probably lying around in your house.

9. 4th of July Noise Maker Craft

This easy craft only requires a few supplies, and it’s a great way to recycle some items that you might otherwise throw away.

To get started, you’ll need paper towel rolls Paint, noise stash empty toilet paper rolls, egg carton cups, some glue, and some confetti or glitter.

10. Dollar Store Kids Confetti Launcher

A great DIY is to make your own confetti launcher using items from the dollar store. You’ll need a plastic bottle, some confetti, and a Balloon.

Once you have your materials, simply fill the bottle with confetti, blow up the balloon, and tie it to the bottle. When you’re ready to launch, simply untie the balloon and watch the confetti fly!

11. Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns

These easy-to-make lanterns are the perfect way to add a touch of Americana to your decor, and they’re also great for illumination during evening festivities.

To make your own Mason jar lanterns, simply paint the jars with red, white, and blue stripes. Then, use a battery-operated tea light or LED candle to light up the jars from within.

You can also add patriotic embellishments like stars and flags to really show your spirit.

12. DIY Patriotic Ribbon Tassel Garland

This DIY Ribbon Tassel Garland is the perfect way to show your American pride! All you need is some red, white, and blue ribbon, a pair of scissors, and a little bit of time.

13. Make an Eagle from a Cardboard Tube

To celebrate the national bird the American Bald Eagle, learn how to make this simple eagle from a cardboard tube.

14. Red, White & Blue Napkin Rings Kid Craft

One easy and fun way to add a festive touch to your table is to make your own red, white, and blue napkin rings. These napkin rings are perfect for adding a festive touch to any Fourth of July BBQ or picnic.

Plus, they’re so easy to make that even the kids can help out. So get creative and show your patriotic spirit with these fun DIY napkin rings.

15. Pom Pom Bald Eagle Craft

If you’re looking for simple but cute crafting ideas for seniors to decorate your home this summer, check out these bald eagle crafts!

They are perfect ways to make a lasting impression on guests as they come into town or just need some lighthearted fun. 

Want to learn more? Check out our list of summer craft ideas for seniors!

16. Star Sun Catchers

Suncatchers are a great way to decore addition. They are easy to make, and you can customize them to fit any space. All you need is some clear plastic sheeting, red and blue paint, and a star-shaped template.

17. Patriotic Bandana Wreath

Start by tying a bandana into a knot around the wire wreath frame. Continue adding bandanas, tying each one in a knot, until the entire frame is covered.

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Once all the bandanas are in place, add some star-shaped decorations or any other patriotic embellishments.

18. Uncle Sam Paper Plate Craft

Well, this Uncle Sam Paper Plate Craft sure is easy! You probably have everything at home – paper plates and googly eyes (you’ll need those for the facial features), construction paper or white cotton.

19. Patriotic Pinwheels

Pinwheels are a great way to celebrate our country’s independence. They’re quick, simple and fun to make. You could place some in pots or line your walkway with these fun decorations.

Credit: https://craftsbyamanda.com/patriotic-pinwheels/


Seniors can have a lot of fun with these easy and simple Labor Day crafts. These crafts are perfect for spending time with friends or family, and they also make great decorations for the holiday.

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of crafts for seniors [1]. Whether you made a patriotic wreath or painted some beautiful flowers, we know you had a great time.

Labor Day crafts for seniors


  • 1. Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20150408/arts-crafts-socializing-may-buoy-the-aging-brain

About Author

Lilian Wamaitha is a passionate writer and avid cyclist with over 4 years of experience in blogging. As a lifelong learner, she is driven by her curiosity to discover and learn new things. This curiosity and passion eventually sparked a love for the senior writing niche. She has written countless articles to help seniors find their footing in this world through healthy and holistic living. She’s passionate about seeing the seniors in society live a more fulfilling life to the end. Follow her on LINKEDIN. Read her LATEST POSTS. Learn more about her HERE.

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