Creative Christmas Crafts for Care Homes
Get everyone involved in your care home with Christmas preparations this year. Making seasonal winter gifts and decorations can be fun for all ages and provides a great opportunity for everyone to showcase their creativeness. From making simple cards to hanging decorations for the tree, we have everything you need.
We know how busy care home staff are, so we have provided fun activity suggestions with most of our arts and crafts items, but if preparation time is at a minimum, why not go for our ready-to-go kits like our Pom Pom Pals craft kits or Felt Craft Kits? Or why not have a go at making a cute Simply Make Needlecraft animal for a unique gift idea.
Older people who have difficulty with gripping scissors etc will find our Easi-grip scissors the perfect help. These come in self-opening and table top designs and for both right and left-handed users.
Everyone can enjoy making something festive, whatever their ability. People living with a dementia can enjoy making Christmas cards using our Christmas Stencil Set with finger paint or our Glitter Paint Palette for added sparkle.
So browse through our extensive range - the fun begins here!
Look forward to the new year by making a unique calendar using our 2021 Calendar Tabs. Why not sew one our festive Felt Craft Kit scenes and attach a tab at the bottom. Or colour in a Velvet Art Picture and turn it into a calendar - these are on sturdy board and are perfect for such a use. A calendar would make a great gift for a loved one with an added personal touch.
Many older people will remember licking and sticking paper chains and linking them ready to hand for a festive garland around their homes. Our cheerful set will inspire everyone to have a go - why not put on our Christmas Singalong CD and sing as you go!
Make your own hanging Christmas tree decoration with this fun Fabric Kit - Brass Band Angels. Kit contains all you need with pre-cut pieces and glue etc. These look great also hanging from a window or as part of a festive scene. Older people enjoy crafts and Christmas is a great time to get everyone involved. Why not play a fun Festive Bingo game afterwards to get everyone in the mood. Also try making Fabric Kit - Red Santa Trio too.
Make your own hanging Christmas tree decoration with our Red Santa Trio. Kit contains everything you need to make this festive band of brothers. An easy ready to go activity that is perfect for busy activity coordinators. Why not extend the activity by adding a few Pine Cones and Jingle Bells and hanging a santa from each. They look great hanging from a mantelpiece or door. Sing along to our Christmas Singalong CD while you work! Then have a go at another in the Fabric Kit range - Brass Band Angels.
Older people in care homes will enjoy making peg dolls, bringing back childhood memories and reminiscence with our Fairy Peg Doll Kit. Set contains everything you need to make pretty fairies - or could be used as Christmas angels to hang from the tree too. Includes wooden dolly pegs, silver doileys, ready cut foil wings and golden thread for hair and to hang. Why not listen to our Christmas Singalong CD while everyone works to really get in the mood!
Everything you need to make delightful stained-glass effect lanterns. 16 sets of pre-cut card and paper to make it a great group activity, especially for older people. Why not pop over a safe tea light to bring out a gentle glow.
Safe, effective LED tealights that can be used with our Bird Tealight Craft Kit code: LEDT. Battery operated 'flame' that look just like the real thing and make the perfect accessory to your own homemade ceramic, fabric or wooden tealight holders. Makes a good craft idea for those who are older and are in a care home etc.
Add a personalised touch to your Christmas tree this year by decorating these Polystyrene Baubles. Why not paint with Glitter Paint and attach ribbon around the outside for a pretty effect? Or paint black and draw swirls in Metallic Pen and stick Adhesive Gold Gem Stones around - you could even push in some brightly coloured feathers for a fun quirky decoration. Makes an easy tactile craft activity for older people in care homes - especially good for anyone with a dementia or sight impairment.
Give a personalised touch to your festive tree this year by decorating these Polystyrene Stars. Why not paint red and attach Tinsel Pom Poms to each point? Or paint black and draw swirls in Metallic Pen and stick a large Rhinestone in the centre to add some shine and sparkle. Makes an easy tactile craft activity for older people in care homes - especially good for anyone with a dementia or sight impairment.
*MULTIBUY OFFER. Make your own personalised Christmas decoration with our Polystyrene Wreath. Paint it, then attach anything you fancy, from greenery from the garden that easily pushes into the lightweight wreath, to Pine Cones, Bells and Hessian Ribbon - you could even push in some brightly coloured feathers for a fun quirky decoration. Makes an easy tactile craft activity for older people in care homes - especially good for anyone with a dementia or sight impairment.
Add a sense of grandeur to any party with our fun Metallic Crown kit. Pre-punched outlines to press out and glue to your correct head size. Add extra decoration to complete a right royal effect! Great for party hats as won't tear or collapse. 6 each gold and silver. Why not add some Rhinestones to give a right royal effect!
Add your own design to these eco-friendly wooden cut-out festive shapes. Why not paint a background plain colour, then stick on glitter, sequins, pom poms etc to make them unique. Pack of 50.
Add a warm glow to your room this Christmas with this Wooden LED Shadow Box House kit. Easy to assemble, the ready cut wooden pieces are glued in place to lie in front of each other to make a lovely 3D snowman design effect. LED light is included and when switched on, gives a pleasant and relaxing glow. Can be used free-standing or hung. Great to stand on a windowsill or small table. Makes a good tactile activity for older people in care homes. Can be painted if preferred.
Create a warm and cosy feeling over the Christmas period with this Wooden LED Shadow Box House kit. Easy to assemble, the ready cut wooden pieces are glued in place to lie in front of each other to make a lovely 3D stag design effect. LED light is included and when switched on, gives a pleasant and relaxing glow. Can be used free-standing or hung. Great to stand on a windowsill or small table. Makes a good tactile activity for older people in care homes. Can be painted if preferred.
Everything you need to create two beautiful festive wreaths that will look so attractive adorning a door or window. Simple to create, just arrange and attach the pine cones, bells and tinsel pom poms around the wreath to your taste.
Our fun Felt Craft Kits contain everything you need to make these festive scenes. Pre-cut felt pieces, eyes, thread and plastic safety needles included which make these a great ready-to-go activity for care homes. Why not hang yours on a window or liven up a plain wall? Get everyone singing along to a Christmas Favourites CD to get everyone in a happy mood.
Make your own unique hanging decoration with our Plastic Fillable Baubles set. Open them up and fill with anything - Tinsel Pom Poms, little bits of Coloured Straws, Felt Hearts, Sequin Cloth pieces - it's up to you. So many effects - why not make some natural looking ones with Pine Cones and Berries or add some sweets. Makes a simple tactile Christmas craft activity for all abilities including anyone with a dementia.
Make your own Christmas tree decoration with our Pom Pom Pals Craft Kit. Assorted designs that are so simple to assemble. Kit includes pre-cut fabric pieces, eyes, glue etc. Why not buy a few and do them as a fun care home activity for those that enjoy crafting. Why not make a festive scene using our Wooden Pine Trees, Glitter Pine Cones and Jingle Bells. You can also add Snow Spray to give a wintery feel too!
Set of six Christmas themed plastic cutters comprising of: angel, Christmas tree, Father Christmas, snowman, reindeer and bell. Ideal for use in baking festive biscuits, icing shapes for a cake or for salt dough to make hanging decorations. Washable.
Create your own festive cards, posters etc with these fun stencils. Set of six including: snowman, Santa, angel, sleigh, reindeer and tree. The outlines ensure a perfect finish every time. Fully washable.
Heartwarming Father Christmas design that anyone would be happy to receive. Five each of two different designs with envelopes. Inside reads ' With love at Christmas'. Cards measure (l) 14cm x (w) 14cm.
These Adhesive Gem Stones will add a golden shimmer to any craft project. So easy to stick on and ideal for anyone with dementia as the plainest item can be given a glitzy rich effect. Why not use for card making as a shiny border? Add a festive design using our Christmas stencils and Glitter Paint Palette and you have a unique card with a professional finish.
Versatile Christmas Embellishments that can be easily stuck to home made cards, gifts or why not attach to a painted plant pot with some spring bulbs for a lovely gift idea? Two assorted designs (may vary from those shown) with self-adhesive tabs on the reverse. Makes an easy craft activity for older people in care homes.
Listen to the sound of Christmas with these Festive Jingle Bells. 20 bells to string together as a garland for the tree or why not add to some Pine Cones and add some Glitter Glue and Hessian Bows to make a lovely table centrepiece? Makes a great sensory and tactile craft activity for older people and particularly for anyone with a dementia. Simple crafts like these can help people of all ages and abilities to be a part of the festive preparations.
Lovely natural pine cones with added sparkle to jazz up your Christmas decorations. Ideal to add to our Tinsel Wreath set, along with cut out festive shapes and pom poms to make it a dazzling centrepiece for any door or wall.
Jazz up any Christmas gift with these natural Hessian Ribbon bows. Environmentally friendly, why not use with brown paper that has been decorated with Christmas Stencil shapes? Makes a lovely craft idea for older people in care homes and is suitable for anyone including those with dementia. Or these bows can also be made into tree or table decorations with an assortment of fir and Pine Cones - you could also add a couple of large Jingle Bells for a nice sensory sound too.
Get festive with our set of oversized Jingle Bells! Cheerful brass effect with a lovely ringing tone that look great threaded on red or green ribbon or added to wreaths etc. Six bells that are 4cm diameter.
Add a cheerful feel to your Christmas crafts with these Large Decorative Red Berries. The paper-covered wire enables you to wind them around anything in groups of 2 or 3. Why not combine with some Pine Cones and Hessian Ribbon for a natural looking festive decoration that would enhance any table or windowsill. Or add to sprigs of holly and push into a decorated plant pot, then add a few candy canes or other sweets to make a pretty gift for someone.
There are so many uses for these Large Pine Cones that can be used to string together for a garland using our Jute Craft String and by adding some Jingle Bells and Large Decorative Berries for a lovely natural looking decoration. Or why not tie together in groups of 3, tie several groups to a branch and add some Snow Spray? Makes a great decoration to hang either side of a doorway or on a mantelpiece. Lovely tactile feel and scent for older people with dementia.
Say it in style with our Merry Christmas glittered red wooden decoration. Set of 6 that can be used for festive card making or can be used to decorate gifts. Why not scatter a few on the Christmas dinner table along with our Silver Rose Petals to give a beautiful effect? Makes a fun activity for older people, who love to join in the Christmas preparations and show off their creative talent.
Versatile Mini Pom Poms that can be used for so many Christmas craft projects, from snowballs to using glue to attach them to ribbon for a lovely tree decoration. Why not alternate with Tinsel Pom Poms for a pretty effect. Many older people in care homes enjoy crafts and what better time of year to get them making table, windowsill and tree decorations. Crafts aid social bonding and can help relieve boredom.
We can all have a white Christmas with this pack of Mini Snowballs. Hundreds of little lightweight snowballs that can be used for so many crafts such as Plastic Fillable Baubles, Card making or why not make a snowy base for your own festive scene using our Wooden Pine Trees, Needle Felt Penguin and Wooden Family of 4 people. You could give them felt festive outfits too! Great for a group activity for older people in care homes.
Add beauty and opulence to any craft project with our set of assorted large rhinestones. Just glue and stick to anything to give glamour and sparkle. the larger size makes it easier for older hands to grip and gives quick professional effects. Assorted colours and sizes. Why not add a few to our Metallic Crowns to become real lords and ladies of the dance!
Our shimmering Silver Rose Petals are perfect for craft projects or for scattering over a festive dinner table. Lightweight and easy to glue, sew or just sprinkle for a beautiful effect anywhere. Why not use with our Green Table Cover and Rainbow Table Centrepiece to make a unique impact for your party gathering. Can also be threaded together in a line to make pretty Christmas decorations for the tree or to hang from a mantelpiece.
Create a miniature festive scene with our Snow Tipped Mini Trees. Why not use as table place names by writing each person's name on the base using our Metallic Marker pens. You could add 'baubles' (glitter pom poms) and a scattering of Glitter Pine Cones for a lovely Christmas look. Trees have bristles set into a sturdy wooden base that can be painted.
Create a festive look with our Snow Spray. Easy and quick, it can be used to make a snowy scene or to embellish a table or tree decoration. Why not use on a window to make a vintage Victorian window effect? Just tape black card in strips across and down the window and add snowy layers at the foot of each square. Add Christmas Balloons and get everyone to make some Pom Pom Pals to hang from the tree and you are ready to go!
Fun craft pom poms with tinsel that shine and glitter on any craft project. Easy to adhere to fabric, card or paper using glue, makes a fun nose for a snowman etc. 24 assorted colours to each pack.
Make your own pretty wreaths this Christmas with our set of two different coloured rings. Dressed in tinsel shapes , all you need to do is add your own personal touches to bring them alive. Why not add our Glitter Pine Cones or Large Jingle Bells to make them fun and festive!
Have a pleasant time adding some decoration to these Gingerbread Man Wooden Shapes. Pack contains 2 gingerbread men that are just waiting to have some colour in their lives. Can use either Felt Pens or Paint. Why not add some real buttons for his front for a tactile feel? Activity Coordinators can extend the activity by having a discussion about childhood nursery rhymes. You could also play Vintage Nursery Rhyme Snap too!
Natural gift tags just waiting for you to add some colour. Our Glittery Christmas Tree Tags come in a pack of 4 so there is plenty of scope for your own creative style. Makes a great tactile group activity for older people in care homes and is especially suitable for anyone with dementia. Why not add some paint or stick on some glittery pom poms for 'baubles'? Then attach to your gift for a personalised touch.
Make you own free-standing Christmas tree with our Make Your Own 3D Tree. Eco friendly wooden shapes that just slot together easily. Decorate the pieces first with either felt pens or paint, then add tactile tinsel pom poms and maybe a cut out star for the top using our Mirrored card. Makes a great activity for older people in care homes. Why not also decorate our Wooden Reindeer Tags too?
Decorate your own tree adornments with this Mixed Wooden Christmas Shapes set. 48 assorted festive shapes that are the perfect activity for older people in care homes. Add colour with either Felt Pens, Glitter Paint or trace around Glitter Card and glue on for an instant sparkly effect. Shapes include reindeer, Santa, snowman and gingerbread man.
Add a personalised touch to your gifts with these Wooden Reindeer Tags. They come with silver ribbon to tie and are just waiting for you to give them colour and interest. Can use Felt Pens or Glitter Paint - why not tie a Jingle Bell to their neck to add a sensory feel. Makes an easy craft activity for older people in care homes. Why not make the tags into a proper hanging decoration by adding Pine Cones and some Hessian Ribbon for a natural look?
Squeezy glitter glue is so fun to use and makes a great impact on any craft project. Try using it to write a name on a homemade card or maybe swirls for a unique border? Art and craft activities are a relaxing way to spend time especially for older people in care homes or hospitals.
This Glitter Paint Palette has 12 assorted glittery colours to create an extra sheen to any art project. Colours that will catch the light and make your artwork stand out from the rest! Includes paint brush and handy thumb hole.
Why not get creative in your Care Home this Christmas with our Glitter Paints. 2 each of red and green and in lovely large 300ml bottles that are great for care home group craft activity sessions. Why not use with our Christmas Stencil Set and Chunky Brushes on Black Art Card to make unique festive cards. You could even use shiny Metallic Pens to write your seasonal message too!
Shimmering metallic rainbow effect self-adhesive sheet that is perfect for all types of art and craft use. Why not cut shapes for home made cards or can be used to jazz up a plain plant pot or photograph frame. A5 single sheet.
Pretty filigree paper doilies in assorted sizes that come in gold and silver colour. Lovely for any art and craft project. Why not cut them up to make unique collage effects? Lovely for Christmas parties - why not add a bit of sparkle around the edges with some Glitter Glue? Ensure it is dry before placing food on top. Can be cut in half and rolled into cone shapes - add some wings and there you have an angel - just add a face and some hair!
Pretty glittery card that is so versatile for any art and craft project. Eight different colours to choose from to use for cutting shapes, backgrounds, letters etc. Ideal for card making or collage work. Easy to cut and good for care homes or schools alike.
Lovely reflective mirror-finish card to add 'polish' to any craft project. 10 sheets of assorted colours that can be cut into geometric shapes to make a mosaic effect or for personalised home-made cards. Why not cut into star shapes and decorate, then hang on a Christmas tree or window to catch the light.
Create your own sequin embellishment for a t-shirt or even home-made card with this sequin cloth. So much simpler than sewing on individually and if you pass your hand over, the sequins flip over to show a different colour!
Gold, silver and bronze Metallic Marker Pens that give a really special effect - especially when used on black or darker coloured backgrounds. Why not use with our Black Art Card to make your own Christmas cards or gift tags. Use Christmas Stencils with our Glitter Paint Palette for festive designs. So easy for all abilities including anyone with dementia too. Makes a great care home activity - why not get everyone singing along with our Christmas Favourites CD too for added fun.