• 10 Crafts To Do During Lockdown

    As cases of the virus become more and more common, our daily routines become more and more uncommon, we are all searching for ways to cope. Here is a list of simple crafts that you can do in small groups or one on one to help boost morale among your elders as well as provide some mental stimulation. Please note, I have included links to resources (with permission) where I can, as well as pictures. These are not affiliate links in this article, I’m just trying to provide as much resources as I can. I will be adding more pictures and resources in the coming days as I acquire permission…

  • Easy Soap Making Activity

    This has very quickly become a favorite activity among my residents, in fact some have taken to it as a hobby in their own apartments.  I like this activity because it is meaningful & purposeful to them as they can use the soaps themselves or give as gifts to family.  All materials were chosen with sensitive skin in mind.  I got all my materials at Hobby Lobby (because it has a weekly 40% off coupon and I gathered my materials over a couple of weeks to maximize my budget) Soap Materials : Shea Butter Soap Base – There are other types of soap bases, I chose shea butter because it…

  • Easy and Adorable DIY Pew Doll Craft

    Pew Dolls (sometimes called Church Dolls or Civil War Dolls) go back to the days of the Civil War when materials were scarce. Pew Dolls were traditionally made from handkerchiefs or scraps of fabric and cotton/ribbons.  They were made in such a way to be very soft, so that they would not make any noise if dropped.  These were of course perfect to occupy the little ones during church services. These are so cheap and easy to make, my residents really loved making them for their grandchildren to play with.  I was able to get all my supplies from the local Walmart/Amazon linked below 😊 Materials : 2 Men’s Handkerchiefs…