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 Garland Kit or the precut wooden shapes? 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 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!
Blank Square Kraft Cards, blank for your own design. Use for greetings cards, party invitations or just for creative artwork, so many uses. Generous 13.5cm square (5.5") that will take any paint, felt tip, glue or whatever you fancy. Ideal for care home activity sessions. Why not make some place names ready for a celebration feast? Helps keep boredom at bay. Lovely large pack of 50 cards for groups.
Blank White Cards and Envelopes just waiting for you own design, for birthdays, Christmas, Easter or just about any event you like. Quality 13cm x 18cm (5" x 7") cards that will take paint, felt pens or stick on embellishments. Every care home needs a supply of these alongside their art materials for a speedy activity idea with the minimum of preparation. Anyone with unsteady hands can find using stencils easier for professional results - see below.
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!
Everything you need to create 32 beautiful festive wreaths and 1 tinsel garland, that will look so attractive adorning a door or window. Simple to create, just arrange and attach the pine cones, bells and berries around the wreath to your taste.
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.
Give a personalised touch to your home by decorating these Polystyrene Stars. Why not paint and attach 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 for a birthday decoration. 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 room or door 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 dried flowers, berries and 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 some festive cheer to any room with this Pom Pom Garland Kit. Comes with everything you need to make a garland from lightweight red and green soft material. Easily attached to the striped yarn ready to loop around the room or tree. Makes a simple craft activity for older people in care homes - especially suitable for anyone with dementia too. Lovely and tactile to feel and can be done as a group.
Assorted cardboard tubes for a wide array of craft projects. 25 each of 4cm, 3.5cm and 2.5cm dia sturdy tubes that can be used for pen storage, paper flower vase or grow seedlings. So many uses and eco-friendly too! Halloween special - why not paint black and add some wild hair and features to make a witch ornament?
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.
Add an authentic Christmas lights look to any card or decoration with our Christmas Lights Trim. The little coloured pieces have faceted edges that will catch the light and twinkle just like the real thing. Why not use with our Wooden Tree set - just paint and add these to make a unique set to grace any windowsill or mantelpiece - or why not use as table place markers? Write names on using Metallic Marker pens for added glitz!
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.
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 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 Gold 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.
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.
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.
Fun craft pom poms with tinsel that shine and glitter on any craft project.
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.
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?
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.
Bold coloured buttons in a large pack, ideal for picture art and card making.
Doilies can be used for so many things and this pretty coloured set is great for both enhancing cakes or biscuits to lots of use in craft projects. Why not use with our gold and silver set code: ART18.
Everything you need to make 50 Christmas Greeting Cards.
We have put together this bumper pack of materials with, instruction cards and stencils for you to get crafting and make these lovely Christmas decorations.
Bring a festive feel to any room with our lovely little snow domes.
100mm mini rattan wreaths are perfect to make a garland or decorate and hang on your tree.
Christmas Tinsel - 2m - various colours - useful for decoration or to use as a base for a garland
A bumper pack of coloured paper for all your crafting needs
Coloured activity paper for all your crafting designs
Create your own village starting with this Medium Wooden House Kit. LIghtweight 3mm plywood pre-cut pieces to slot together and then decorate to your own taste. Give it a name? Roses round the door? It's up to you. Makes a fun creative activity for older people and can be done with social distancing as each person has their own low-cost kit. Can be sealed with varnish to make it withstand the elements outside.