During the winter months, fun outside is few and far between. Unless you are lucky enough to live somewhere warm all year round, chances are you will be spending most of your winter days indoors this year.
These craft ideas are perfect if you’re looking for a new way to keep busy or have some indoor fun this winter! You need a few simple supplies and you’re ready to do any of these winter craft ideas.
Winter can be a depressing time of year, so these crafts are a great way to spend your winter days. Here are the best winter crafts for seniors.
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20 Fun Winter Crafts for Seniors
1. Snowy Owl Winter Craft
This simple craft project is perfect for seniors with limited dexterity . It requires basic craft supplies and is an easy fun craft.
2. Paper Polar Bear on Ice Craft
How cute is this polar bear!!
This craft is an easy way to add some festive flair to any room, and it’s also a fun activity for children.
This craft can be made using just a few items around your house, and it takes less than an hour to complete. You will need paper, tape or glue, and scissors or craft knife.
3. Egg Carton Penguins
These penguins are perfect for a winter wonderland. They are so easy to make and they can be used over and over again. You can make them with any kind of egg carton you have available in your house.
4. Waddling Penguin Winter Craft
It’s never too early to think about winter fun! This craft is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to spend time together.
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5. DIY Winter Fairy Peg Dolls
This is a great way to spend the winter season making and decorating with your grandchildren. The project is perfect for little hands and gives grandparents a chance to enjoy being together.
6. Doily Snowman Craft
The Doily Snowman Craft is a great winter craft for senior citizens. It’s very easy to do and can be made with items that are already in your home.
7. Cute Origami Envelope: Winter Animals
Origami is a Japanese art and craft from the 17th century . There are many origami books and models to choose from, but this is one of the easiest ones to make.
The finished product is a cute envelope that can be personalized with your own name or family crest.
8. Paper Plate Melting Snowman Winter Craft
This cute melting snowman is super easy to make. Seniors will enjoy an afternoon of crafting with this one.
9. Paper Snow Globes
Paper snow globes are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate the winter holiday season. You can actually make these as gifts for your family or friends this year!
10. Cardinal Winter Art Project
As they frolic in the snow, bright red cardinals are guaranteed to attract your attention. Bring some of nature’s beauty into your home by creating a cardinal winter art project.
11. Pinecone Winter Owls Craft
These are great to make with the family and they are so easy to do together. You can even do this as a group activity if you have more than one senior in your home.
12. Paper Plate Penguin Craft
Paper crafts are great because they’re so simple to make.
This paper plate penguin project is quite simple. Its the whole shebang! from painting, gluing to cutting a guaranteed fun crafting experience.
Furthermore, you only need a few items, which you most likely already have in your crafts closet!
13. Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft
Winter is a great time to get crafty, and this bubble wrap tree craft is perfect for seniors. You can use different colors to create a beautiful display.
14. Winter Hat Craft with Scratch Art
This winter hat project is very vibrant and fascinating! The oil pastels stand out against the black paint. Children will enjoy scratching in their drawings, making each hat distinctive.
This is an excellent activity for seniors to experiment with different sorts of lines and patterns.
15. How To Make Paper Snowflakes
This is the ultimate DIY winter decoration, as one can make various snowflake patterns in a snap. Seniors who enjoy crafts that can be used as home decor will love this.
From simple to intricate, there’s a perfect paper snowflake pattern for everyone.
16. Polar Bear Masks
If you’re looking for something that’s sure to delight, look no further than these polar bear masks. These large-eyed, furry creations are sure to make your winter fun memorable.
These masks will be the center of attention at any holiday party and can be worn by everyone in the family. You’ll want to keep one for yourself, too!
17. Polar Bear Handprint Craft
This is a great activity to encourage fine motor skills. Plus is super simple and cute.
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18. No-Sew Sock Penguin Craft
This is a fun craft for kids and adults. It’s made with no-sew materials, so it’s easy to do even if you’re not very crafty!
This project is also great for those who have trouble seeing or writing because it uses only felt and fabric paint. The finished product is adorable and makes a great gift for anyone on your list.
19. 3D Polar Bear Winter Craft
The 3D Polar Bear Winter Craft is an easy and fun way to get seniors excited about winter holidays by creating their own winter scenes with these cute and cuddly bears.
These crafts can be made with materials you may already have around the house or purchased at your local craft store.
20. Paper Plate Arctic Fox Craft
The arctic fox is a very beautiful animal and it is often used as a symbol for winter. This craft is also very easy to make, so it can be done with confidence by almost anyone.
All of these crafts for seniors citizens are great to do with older adults, but they can also be done with children or grandchildren. These will provide you with a fun afternoon with your spouse or a good time with friends.
Many are easy to make and require no pre-planning; they can be done on the spur of the moment. One of my favorites is the no-sew penguin craft. This craft goes very well with Christmas music and holiday decor.
Let me know which is your favorite winter craft in the comment section.
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18 thoughts on “20 Easy Winter Crafts for Seniors to Add the Holiday Cheer”
You have a great list of crafts here. I am sure seniors would have a blast doing them.
What an awesome list! My parents don’t like being cooped up in the winter. These would help keep them occupied.
A lot of these would be fun for kids too. They are fairly easy looking at them.
Aw the winter fairy peg dolls look so cute, and you could encase them to last longer.
That penguin craft is so cute. These would be fun to make with my mom.
These are all really great craft ideas, thanks for creating this list.
I adore the envelop animals. I can see my grandson getting a kick out of getting one of them in the mail.
These are all really amazing and wonderful crafts ideas! Those penguins are so cute my mom would love this for sure!
These are fun ideas to help spread some seasonal cheer. I remember first making those paper stars as a kid and I still make them as an adult!
These are cute crafts. Perfect for kiddos too!
Wow! Such an awesome list of winter crafts that the family can enjoy doing while having a bonding moment.
This is a cool list of things that seniors can make for others. It would be neat if the family can have craft time with their favorite seniors as well.
These crafts were really cute, I bet the ladies at the women’s center would love to do all of them!
One thing I have learned about being around the elderly in my family is they love to keep busy. Keeping that brain working is so important. I know being 65, I try to challenge my brain everyday.
These are all great ideas. Crafting is a great activity for seniors. It helps them use their brains in different ways.
These are all great to help keep their minds sharp and their hands working. A great way to help seniors!
These are fun ways to enjoy winter. I would enjoy doing a lot of these as well.
These look like so much fun for the whole family! I love making snowflakes