Just because someone you love has low mobility does not mean that they should not be able to enjoy themselves. There have been a number of studies that have shown that people prefer to stay at home rather than going into residential care home units, including the No Place Like Home Report. You can find out more at the Live In Care Hub (www.liveincarehub.co.uk). One of the main reasons why people want to stay at home is because they want to have their independence. This includes enjoying their hobbies and favourite activities. With that being said, read on to discover some great craft suggestions for people with low mobility.
Creating traditional crafts is something that adults with physical disabilities tend to struggle with. This is because most projects will demand fine motor skills or a high level of dexterity. However, both of these skills are limited when someone has a physical disability. This means that an adult with limited mobility typically cannot participate in these sorts of projects. Nevertheless, you will be able to find that there are some craft projects that are better suited to an adult with disabled needs.
Great ideas to try
Depending on the motor skill level of the adults, these projects can be completed better than anticipated. This is also a great opportunity for your loved one to make something special for a family member. So, here are some suggestions to try…
- Doodled T-Shirt with Fabric Markers – Not only are these a lot of fun, but art can be therapy for a lot of people. You can purchase a plain T-shirt and some fabric art markers, and your loved one can have a lot of fun creating their own designs.
- Working with clay – There is no limit to what can be created with clay. You can even invest in an adaptive pottery wheel.
- Glitter DIY signs – Another fun craft (albeit a bit messy) is to create glitter frames and signs. They’re easy to do because you simply need to cover the cardboard in glue and then place it on glitter. Of course, depending on the person’s level of mobility, the person can cut their own frame designs or signs too.
- Photography – Another good activity, which will also get your loved one out of the house, is taking pictures. Taking photographs and editing pictures can provide your loved one with lots of fun.
- Simple Crochet Stars – There are a number of different tutorials online that will take you through how to create a simple crochet star. You will need some crochet hooks and scrap yarn, as well as a large eye tapestry needle.
So there you have it: some different craft suggestions that you can try with an elderly parent or a loved one that has low mobility. We hope that you have found some good suggestions to try yourself or with someone you love who is looking for something fun to do. Having mobility issues should not hold you back and, hopefully, these crafts will provide a lot of fun.