Classes,  Crafts

Christmas Cards

I’ve been really bad at updating this blog for the last 2 months so my task for today is to clear some of the backlog

I’m now in my second year running craft classes at the residential care home, and it’s nice to start a tradition of making cards in November followed by decorations in December.

This was my second year It’s quite comforting to set up a new tradition for the Residential Home Classes, and I’m pleased to say that for November at least it was warmly welcomed by the residents.

Raiding the craft stash

First task was to see what I had in my craft cupboard. I always have blank cards & glitter glue, and I had Christmas paper & craft left over from previous years.

When setting up projects I have to take into consideration that a good proportion of the residents have hand mobility issues and can find cutting out anything fiddly very frustrating.

There is a wide range of tastes amongst the residents in the six groups and this becomes more apparent than usual when making Christmas cards

Luckily Hobbycraft came to the rescue with chunky stickers in each of their 4 in-house card range, Snow Cool, Holly Jolly, Frozen Wishes and Winter Wonderland

I had a great time browsing and picking a selection from each.

I was pleased that this project was enthusiastic received by many of the residents, some of whom brought their own craft supplies to take part.

We made a large number of cards over the 6 classes; I’ve put a selection of them below