Hoping to make your Easter celebration extra special this year? Or perhaps you’d like to celebrate before Easter Sunday arrives? Whether you’re a veteran crafter or a novice, explore our list of Easter crafts for seniors below. We’ve included a range of craft projects, from those that require some crafting experience and special tools to simple ideas that anyone can try. Not only will these projects help you celebrate Easter, but also you can use them to decorate your home or give them away as gifts.
Easter Crafts for Seniors
Eggs are an essential component of any Easter celebration, both on the menu and when it comes to decor. While dyeing eggs with a kit is fun, if you want to go above and beyond, try one of the following crafts:
- Silhouette Eggs: Hoping to spruce up your dyed eggs? Try this dipped silhouette technique. All you need are eggs, dye, a nylon stocking, and the items you’ll use to create the silhouettes (such as herbs, flowers, or leaves). The final result is elegant and beautiful. Check out the simple instructions on Woman’s Day.
- Painted Eggs: Working with real eggs can be tricky. No one wants to get raw egg on themselves, and handling a fragile eggshell can be difficult. So if you’re hoping to paint eggs, consider purchasing plain cardboard or papier-mâché eggs from a craft store. Then, use acrylic paints to color and decorate the eggs. This is an easy, fun craft for people of all ages.
- Papier-Mâché Eggs: If you want to create eggs that you can fill with candy or other goodies, consider crafting large eggs using papier-mâché. Simply create water balloons, construct a base layer of tissue paper, apply layers of wet starch and tissue paper, allow the eggs to fully dry, drain the balloons, and then pull out the balloons. Afterward, you can cut the papier- in half and fill them with candy! For the full instructions, head to Not Martha.
- Crochet Eggs: Crazy about crochet? Consider stitching some colorful yarn into eggs. The eggs will be soft, cheery, and last for decades. Check out the tutorial on My Poppet Makes.
Once you’ve finished your egg craft, what should you do with the eggs? You could simply set them around your home as decorations, or place them all in a bowl to form a centerpiece. You could also make them into a wreath using some hot glue (or, in the case of crochet eggs, thread), create a garland by hanging them from ribbon, or form them into ornaments and hang them from a tree (real or artificial).
Although real flowers are gorgeous, they’re also expensive and have a short shelf-life. So if you would love to fill your home with flowers this Easter but you can only afford one bouquet, consider creating more flowers using various types of paper. With the right tutorial and a little patience, you can create some beautiful blossoms. To get started, check out these helpful resources:
- To create paper hydrangeas, head to Lia Griffith.
- To create paper morning glory, head to The House That Lars Built.
- To create giant paper roses, head to Studio DIY.
- To create watercolor paper roses, head to Capitol Romance.
- To create paper hyacinth, head to One Little Project.
Whichever project you choose, these Easter crafts for seniors are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Happy Easter, everyone!
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