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« on: July 03, 2005 08:24:16 AM »

*waves*  Hello, fellow Craftsters!  I hope I'm posting this on the right board (the others all seemed very project-specific), and I hope someone out there can help me.  I'm looking for craft ideas for a seniors' home, as in, something not too difficult or expensive that the residents can make.  My grandmother and another lady were recently elected co-chairs of the craft committee, and I promptly got nominated to help come up with crafty ideas.  Unfortunately, I have none, as my own crafty ventures tend toward involved and pricey.  But if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them!
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2005 09:43:11 AM »

1.  Make notepaper:  some decent paper, rubber stamps and ink will do it.

2.  Pound flowers:  hammer them into napkins, aprons, or something.

3.  Survey the seniors to see if they're interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.  Then you can set up appropriate projects.  Also ask if there are skills they want to share. 

4.  Wander around the craft supply stores, paying attention to their sales.  You might come up with something unexpected (wooden shapes that can be painted to make Christmas ornaments).

5.  Fleece is great.  No sew scarfs are easy.  Buy fleece on sale, cut the widths, have them fringe the ends and maybe blanket stitch the long edges. 


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