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20 Fun and Easy Summer Crafts for Seniors to Boost Creativity

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It’s the hottest season of the year and what better way to spend it than doing summer crafts for seniors?

If you’re not sure how you want to spend those warm sunny afternoons in the summer, why not do some crafts? 

Here are some of the best summer craft ideas for seniors or any crafter.

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20 Easy Summer Crafts for Seniors

Gather up all your DIY tools and let’s get crafting!

1. DIY Rock Cactus Craft – Painting Stones – Easy Peasy and Fun

This Cactus DIY is perfect for seniors who would love to be plant parents without the hassle of having to keep it alive.

2. DIY Photo Magnets

These cute photo magnets make for the perfect moment or even a Christmas ornament!

3. Lighthouse Bird Feeder with Terra Cotta Pots

This Lighthouse bird feeder is not only cute but also functional.

4. Summer Wreath With Split Peas

This summer wreath is an easy DIY that your seniors will love. Plus, you only need dollar store supplies.

5. Suncatcher Wind Chimes Nature Craft

Making suncatcher wind chimes will be loads of fun for your seniors. It’s just one of the easy craft ideas for elderly out there!

6. Tropical Paper Flower Craft

You don’t need to wait for spring for you to do a tropical craft. This beautiful tropical paper flower craft is sure to be a hit.

7. DIY Patriotic Mason Jars

If you love hosting and partying, these DIY mason jars will come in handy for several uses.

Check out this video on how to do the DIY jars.

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8. Patriotic Bandana Wreath

You’ll fall in love with this patriotic wreath, plus it is super simple to make.

9. Scrabble Tile Craft

This will be a fun project for your seniors as they could also get a chance to learn new acronyms.

10. Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Everyone will love this cute aesthetic in their backyard. And making it is also super fun.

11. Cute Painted Ladybug Rocks

Nowadays, it’s quite rare to spot a ladybug. So why not make a cute one for yourself.

12. Garden Wind Chimes

If you love gardening, this is a great idea to decorate your garden and explore an exciting new painting technique.

13. DIY Mason Jar Lid Coasters

There’s nothing like a cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. And of course, you’ll need some coasters. These easy-to-make mason jar lid coasters are gorgeous.

diy mason jar

14. DIY Burlap Wreath

Any time you think of fun and simple crafts, the first thing that comes to mind is -burlap. Burlap is versatile and beautiful, and you will love this DIY burlap wreath.

15. Easy DIY Garden Markers Spoons

These garden markers will be a great addition to your garden. Not only are they colorful, but they are a great recycling project.

16. Nature Seashell Fish Craft

Nothing says summer more than a trip to the beach. These seashell fish crafts will be a hit for any DIY-er.

17. Quick And Easy DIY Wine Cork Succulent Magnets

If you love organizing parties, this can be a great party favor.

18. DIY Summer Garland

Did you know pineapples are known as a greeting or welcoming fruit [1]? Turn up the summer festivity with a pineapple summer garland accessory.

19. Easy Painted Fairy Houses

The warm climate and sunshine make summer a perfect season for gardening [2]. Add some zazz to your garden with these fairy houses.

20. Summer Sky Salt Watercolor Craft

Sometimes a simple craft does it.


These craft ideas are perfect for even novice crafters and great for seniors! So grab your grandkids, or spend an afternoon by yourself creating something beautiful. 

You could make these summer crafts for seniors any time of year, but they all have a summer theme to them.

Summer Crafts For Seniors

What are your favorite summer crafts for seniors? Please share with us below!


  2. Magazine, U. G. (2015). Gardens (Spring/Summer 2015).

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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