Why should children have all the fun when it comes to crafts projects? Adults can also benefit from crafting as a relaxing way of expressing their creativity. After retirement, having too much free time on your hands can leave you with feelings of boredom, anxiety, and depression. However, engaging yourself in creative activities can help you stay active and improve brain function. They can also help you connect with like-minded people.

Here are some senior-friendly crafts that you can try.

Build a birdhouse

Waking up to the sound of little birds chirping outside can bring joy and happiness to your life. Building some DIY birdhouses for your tiny friends can give you the feeling of contentment that you seek. Few species of birds like sparrows, house wrens, purple martins, chickadees, and tree swallows are attracted to birdhouses. You can use recycled materials to make your birdhouse eco-friendly. Don’t shy away from adding some glitz and glam to your art pieces with paint and glitters.


Recalling the memories and feeling the nostalgia is one of the perks of a well-lived life. Creating a beautiful scrapbook with pictures of friends, family, and events is a great way of preserving memories. It is also a great way to share your stories with kids and grandkids. You can add notes with each picture to share your stories.

Painting and sketching

Remember how fun it was filling out those old coloring books with your kids. The joy of turning a blank canvas into something vibrant is absolute. And the best part is you can do it for hours. Try painting, sketching, and filling coloring books every day for some stress-relieving activity.

Knitting and Crocheting

Knitting and crocheting is an excellent activity for those who like to create beautiful fabrics with minimal equipment. Knitting can be a calming activity, and it can also help develop cognitive ability and ward off depression. You can make beautiful hats, scarves, sweaters, socks, and various other clothing for your loved ones and yourself. You can also participate in knitting clubs and competitions to level up your excitement.

DIY holiday gifts

Making handmade gifts for your loved ones for the next holiday season never loses its charm. You can make a variety of handmade items such as greeting cards, paper flowers, handmade gift bags, pine cone crafts, jewelry items, or even cookies and pies in your leisure time. 

Such items show your love and affection for loved ones and save you a lot of money you spend buying gifts.

Clay pots

Making beautiful pottery and art pieces using clay is a delicate work and requires patience and dedication. Therefore, it will keep you engaged easily for extended periods. Moreover, the results are very gratifying, so it is a good hobby in your old age.

About Somerset Court

If you are looking for a safe place for the elderly, Somerset Court is your one-stop solution. We focus on ensuring that our residents have a healthy and comfortable stay. Our inclusive prices and state-of-the-art facilities make us different from other assisted living facilities in Minot, North Dakota.

We have a movie theater, club lounge, game room, and community social areas. We give our residents the best care possible. If you want to know more about our assisted living facility services ​or would like to schedule a tour, you can call us at 701-838-4500. You can also fill our online contact form to get in touch.

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