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Get lots of layout designs, collage and craft templates!

You’ll find these templates useful for many of your arts and crafts.

They’re handy for projects of all kinds, including scrapbooking, greeting cards and flyers.

And all of our templates here are all free!

A great craft or art project — whether scrap booking, greeting cards, collages, paintings, etc. — begins with a strong layout design. Sometimes it’s just hard to know where and how to put things in to create a good design. Here are some free templates you can use for all kinds of arts and easy craft ideas. There are three sizes to choose from. They can be reduced to smaller sizes as well, to fit onto other formats such as small art canvases or boards.

These collage and craft templates can be used for many ideas.
The segments within each template are guidelines in which to place photos, mosaic materials, beads, paint, items form nature, or a mix!

And don’t forget to do something creative with the borders. They don’t have to be just boring lines. How about painting them, using fabric puffy paint, adhesive faux “lead,” create a look of vines, use real reeds, shoelaces, ribbon, yarn, etc.

And think outside of the box! These craft templates are laid out in straight lines and boxes…but can you picture them in curves instead? A more graceful flow? Just turn each straight line into the curve of your choice.

If you’re looking for senior activity ideas, these will work great. If you lead a group for elderly activities, try a project on a small canvas, a white canvas board, or piece of masonite — that can then be framed and used as a gift.

Our Craft Templates…

Nature Templates

We have free craft templates and patterns for flowers and leaves. You can use them for all sorts of crafts for the elderly and seniors. Just click on the links here to view them, and print out for your use:

Flower Templates and Designs — Flower templates and designs come in really handy if drawing is not your strength, or if you just need some new ideas for your arts and crafts projects.
Leaf Template and Pattern Ideas — Our free leaf template and pattern ideas are great for arts, crafts, collages, painting, etc. Check it out if you want a new idea or easy pattern without drawing it yourself!
Free Animal Template Ideas — Find several new animals (that can be also be used along with the Flower and Leaf templates) in projects for many seasons. We explain how.

Collage Templates

To view and download the larger templates,
just Click on each image below.
The larger templates you will download are these sizes:
First Row — Large are 8.5 x 11
Second Row — Large are 11 x 8.5
Third Row — Large are 12 x 12
Fourth Row — Large are 12 x 12

“200 Template Drawings” Book

Be sure to see loads of other craft templates and ideas in our handy little e-book called “200 Template Drawings – For Arts and Activities,” with 239 pages of nature patterns and templates. It’s 200+ pre-drawn pictures of all kinds of subjects to give you a hand with the art part of any project. They range from silhouettes, to simple, to fancy. You can use them as is, mix and match them for endless possibilities, simplify them if you’d like, or add your own details. Perfect for either individuals or groups. So if you don’t like to draw, can’t draw, are in a hurry, or want lots of drawing ideas, be sure to click the link to see some Sneak Peeks of the pictures!

“Easy Crafts and Gifts” Book,
with FREE mini Bonus Template book

We have lots of crafts in many places around our web site, for many ability levels. But why hunt all over? Our crafts (and other activity ideas too) are all consolidated and organized, along with dozens of new never-seen-before projects for both men and women, in our e-book! You get over 120 projects, with plenty of tips on different ways to make them! Plus, it’s bundled with a FREE mini booklet of about 30 templates.

Two books for one:
1) “Easy Crafts and Gifts – For Little Money & Lots of Fun,”
— plus —
2) “Bonus Templates & Patterns.”
Click here to get more information!

Also see these other fun pages:

Senior Activity Ideas — A nice variety of senior activity ideas for those with more mobility or a higher ability level. Some great to do alone, and some in groups.
Elderly Activities — More ideas for those who are less active or who may have restrictions. But these activities can be modified to interest anyone, as well!


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Could you something new for your senior activity ideas? Here are two free frame images (see below) that are free for seniors and anyone else who visits and would like to use them! The frames were designed on the computer and are perfect for all kinds of projects including for elderly activities.

Use either of the frames for small posters and for many kinds of announcements, cards, and newsletters. You can also use these frames to place either your digital art and photos inside of them, or print them out and place a regular photo against the frame. Then put the frame inside of a regular frame! Nice for scrapbooking as well! There are many ways you can use these frames to add a little interest to your projects or art.

Free Frame Images to Download


NOTE:
— These frames are being made available for your personal use and group use only. These free frame images are copyrighted – so they cannot be used for re-sale or to include in online books, electronic books, or hard-copy published books.

If you want one or both of these same frames with a quote already in them, just click here and go to this page with many little items we have free for seniors. On that page, scroll down to the Illustrated frames with messages section. Here is a mini version sample of what they will look like:


Do you need a quote?

We have a couple places on our web site where you can get a variety of quotes for many occasions. Great to use with these free frame images!

So be sure to see our pages at:
15 Great Quotes — Click here for 15 famous quotes that you can use.

Cool Quotes and Retirement Message Ideas — We have dozens of all kinds of quotes here. How about happiness, success, experience, aging, imagination, change, humor, health, and more. Big array of quotes for all occasions, from famous people and some you may have never heard of!

Our Craft Book!

Easy Crafts and Gifts – that you can make! Why search all over our site. Along with lots of NEW projects, we’ve consolidated and organized many of them from our site. Over 120 projects! Plus, a FREE booklet of templates and patterns to use for many senior activities.

Check out more of our free stuff for seniors — see our Free For Seniors page. Click the link below.

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Welcome to our free photos page. Here we have several original photos for you to download to use for computer projects, photo crafts, or to print out.

Use for any of your senior activities. Perfect for flyers, greeting cards, posters, or just emailing to friends with your message. These are all not only free for seniors, but anyone who visits this page who would like them.

If you coordinate crafts for the elderly or any kind of elderly activities, you can use these images for your projects. They would especially well for greeting cards (just add your own quote or message) or collages, and other types of photo crafts. If you know how to decoupage, these can be very useful as images.

Click on the text link below each image to see the larger version (in a PDF file format) and to download or Save it to your computer.

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Free Photo Art — For more free images to download, get these photos that have been digitally enhanced to look like “art.” You can use them for projects online, or add to your senior activities.
Free Art
– To view and download small prints (4 to 6 inches large) of original artwork. You are free to use these in your activities.
Senior Activity Ideas — Take a look at this wide variety of things seniors can do all year round, both indoors and out. This page will also point you to links for even more activities for specific seasons and holidays. You won’t run out of things to do!

Our Craft Book!

Easy Crafts and Gifts — See our big selection of easy crafts and gifts you can make. Why hunt all over our web site! Along with lots of brand New projects, we’ve consolidated and organized many of our crafts from this site too. You’ll get over 120 projects! Plus, a booklet of FREE templates and patterns you can use for all sorts of activities. Take a sneak peek at the link above!

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bunny free animal template

Here’s our page with several very versatile animal template ideas. These are great if you feel you’re just not skilled at drawing, or if you need something new to add to your collection. We’ll explain how they can be used for a variety of seasons, and how you can also simplify them, if needed.

You can use these for a variety of projects (including crafts for the elderly), whether you’re doing flyers, posters, cards, painting, coloring, or adding into a design you’ve already got going. Use these animals alone, or put them together (they can be re-sized on your computer to make them larger or smaller).

Be sure to also check out our other template pages for other nature designs that can be added in to create a more complete scene — see our leaf template page, and flower templates.

Almost every animal template is versatile and can be used with different seasons. For instance, if you’re doing a design for winter, the bunny can be used with a snow scene such as a snowy branch or tree, or a snowman. Likewise, the bird could be perched on a snowy branch.

Both the cat (make it black) and the raven are perfect to use at Halloween with perhaps a pumpkin nearby, or full moon in the background. Even the frog can be used in fall. On the other hand, they could be used for spring and summer as well. I’m sure you get the idea. So see what you can do with the templates below. Just Copy or Save them onto your computer.

You will see that the drawing style is loose and casual, which is often easier for elderly to work with, since the lines don’t have to be so careful and “perfect.” But feel free to trace them with a smoother line if you wish. You can even just outline the basic outer edges and make a silhouette.

Copyright Notice:  All art work on this animal template page is copyrighted with a copyright notice on each piece. You may use them for personal projects only (including those you may be doing for seniors and elderly). But they may not be posted on other web sites, sold, distributed. etc. Thank you.

bird free animal template
cat free animal template
black bird or crow free animal template
dog or puppy free animal template
puppy free animal template
frog free animal template
rooster free animal template
squirrel free animal template

Hope you enjoyed these!

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template and pattern book

“200 Template Drawings”
For Arts and Activities

We have a very handy e-book full of a gazillion (well maybe not quite) more templates for you, including plenty more animal template ideas. Some are fancy, some are simple, and some are simply silhouettes. Plus we provide them in a couple sizes. These are of a higher resolution and easy to print out. There is a comprehensive selection for the major holidays, and all seasons. And I’ve even created little vignettes and scenes all put together to make designing quite simple. If you want a sneak peak at what’s in the book, just go to our 200 Template Drawings page and see for yourself!

Fun Elderly Activities — Easily modified for those who need extra help.

Senior Activity Ideas — Be sure to see our comprehensive page with all sorts of activities for seniors (and elderly with different needs).


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Flower templates and designs come in really handy…

Do you like to do art or craft projects? If drawing is not your strength, or if you just need some new ideas for your arts and crafts for seniors and elderly, we have some flower designs here.

About using these templates –
Here are some guidelines for using our templates and patterns…

The flower templates here are copyrighted, but may be used for any of your personal projects. They can be used in the size provided, or simply enlarge or reduce them on your copy machine.

Some designs are simpler, some a little fancier. But with any of them, you can always use parts of the designs – just the flower and a few leaves, for instance. You can simplify them as much as you’d like, depending on your use in your crafts for the elderly. Or you can add in even more details.

Also try combining two or more of the different types of flower templates together to create a sort of bouquet or arrangement effect. Another option is having a set of flowers placed vertically, while another is placed horizontally, overlapping together across the bottom.

Additionally, you can try the mirror image technique, with the same flowers side by side, but facing in opposite directions. They can be transferred onto most surfaces by using carbon paper or transfer paper. And see our Leaf Template page too — you can add in more designs from there.

These flower templates can be used for many different purposes
including greeting cards, invitations, posters, flyers, paintings, painting in and then using with decoupage projects, painting on wood, making placemats (with clear contact paper), coloring pages, faux stained glass projects, painting on glass, glass etching, or even patterns for needlework and embroidery.

You can also use the simpler parts of the designs to trace onto colored paper and cut out, just drawing in any line detail, by hand. Any time you need a flower design for your crafts for seniors, there are many possibilities for these. It’s easy to make modifications for crafts for elderly who need simpler designs.

You can share these drawings with others — Feel free to give your friends and contacts the link to this flower templates page too!

Copyright Notice — Please note that art on this web site is copyrighted and may not be distributed, sold, or published elsewhere. Thank you.

Our Flower Templates

Our Template and Craft Books

”200 Template Drawings”
We have loads of other templates for crafts and activities in our handy little e-book called “200 Template Drawings – For Arts and Activities,” including dozens of flowers. It has 239 pages of nature patterns and templates. It’s 200+ pre-drawn pictures of all kinds of subjects to give you a hand with the art part of any project. They range from silhouettes, to simple, to fancy. You can use them as is or mix and match them for endless possibilities. Perfect for either individuals or groups. See some Sneak Peeks of the pictures in this comprehensive template book.

“Easy Crafts and Gifts”
We have lots of crafts in many places on our web site, for many ability levels. But why hunt all over? Our crafts (and other activity ideas too) are all consolidated and organized, along with dozens of new never-seen-before projects for both men and women, in our e-book! You get over 120 projects, with plenty of tips on different ways to make them! Plus, bundled with a free mini booklet of about 30 templates.

Two books for one:
1) “Easy Crafts and Gifts – For Little Money & Lots of Fun,”
— plus —
2) “Bonus Templates & Patterns.”
Click here to get more information!

Be sure to also see other activity pages:

Design, Collage and Craft Templates — If you’d like ideas for attractive page layouts, take a look at our templates for collages, scrapbooking, and good design. Learn how to break up a page into pleasing and balanced areas. Twelve free templates to print out and use. Many possibilities for arts and crafts.
Senior Activity Ideas — Lots of very cool senior activity ideas, some great to do alone, or some in groups.
Free Animal Template Ideas — Get some new animal drawing to use in projects for many seasons. And also along with out other nature templates.
Free For Seniors — Get lots of free downloads ranging from free photos to use with your projects, free art images, song lyrics, quotes, great information, and more.

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Our leaf template ideas are ideal for so many arts and crafts projects. Use them for your crafts for seniors, many elderly activities in which you’d like a design to copy, and many other projects — all year round.

 After all, leaves are one of the most obvious elements of nature that show the change in seasons. So with projects, leaf designs are really easily to modify and be flexible with.

These leaf designs are copyrighted, but you can feel free to use any of them for your personal or group projects.

Think in terms of the season you are using them for, then simply change the colors. Use fall colors for autumn themes. Add a frosty look around the edges of leaves for winter. Greens are great in summer, of course. And spring greens for spring. You can repeat the patterns down the side of a page for a border effect. Or repeat them all over a page. You could use the mirror image technique, putting two of the patterns side by side, but facing in opposite directions.

Also try combining these leaf designs with some of our flower templates for a different type of arrangement. Or add in birds or butterflies. If you want to get fancier, use them as the “foreground” in front of another scene that’s behind, in the background. Like a landscape, forest scene, seascape, or field or farm scene. Feel free to use the leaf template patterns in segments too. You don’t have to use the whole thing. Maybe a part of a branch, or just a leaf or two, or a leaf and an acorn, etc.

Many of these leaf template ideas can instantly have an interesting texture of pattern to it. Trace them onto patterned fabric, wallpaper, wrapping paper, even magazine pictures. For instance, you can take a maple leaf pattern, and trace it onto a magazine picture that is full of orange colors, like a fall leaf scene, pumpkins, or orange flowers. You will get a nice orange color to your leaf, plus a unique pattern within the shape as well.

These leaf template and designs can be used with woodworking, painting on wood, glass etching, faux stained glass, quilting, collages, greeting cards, posters and flyers, mobile projects, embroidery and needlework, and paintings. All you have to do is stretch your imagination!

Copyright Notice — Please note that art work on this web site is copyrighted and may not be sold, distributed or published. Thank you.

Our Leaf Template Ideas

Our Template and Craft Books!

“200 Template Drawings”

We have loads of other templates for crafts and activities in our handy little e-book called “200 Template Drawings – For Arts and Activities,” with 239 pages of nature patterns and templates, including dozens of leaf template ideas and flowers. There are 200+ pre-drawn pictures of all kinds of subjects to give you a hand with the art part of any project. They range from silhouettes, to simple, to fancy. You can use them as is or mix and match them for endless possibilities. Perfect for either individuals or groups. See some Sneak Peeks of the pictures in this comprehensive template book.

“Easy Crafts and Gifts”
We have lots of crafts in many places on our web site, for many ability levels. But why hunt all over? Our crafts (and other activity ideas too) are all consolidated and organized, along with dozens of new never-seen-before projects for both men and women, in our e-book! You get over 120 projects, with plenty of tips on different ways to make them! Plus, bundled with a free mini booklet of about 30 templates. Two books for one:
1) “Easy Crafts and Gifts – For Little Money & Lots of Fun,”
— plus —
2) “Bonus Templates & Patterns.”
Click here to get more information!

Make sure to also take a look at:

Collage and Craft Templates — If you’d like ideas for attractive page layouts, take a look at our templates for collages, scrapbooking, and good design. Learn how to break up a page into pleasing and balanced areas. Twelve free templates to print out and use. Many possibilities for arts and crafts.
Free Animal Template Ideas — Get some cut animal templates too, that you can use alone or mix and match with our other template selections. Use them for many seasons.
Elderly Activities — Have some fun! A wide range of activities, including for those who may have limitations or need special assistance. Includes indoors, outdoors, games, food projects, crafts.


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Welcome to our free photo art page!
Because our activities, art and crafts pages are some of our most popular, we like to provide all kinds of images and ideas that you can use in your activities. It seems just about everybody is looking for something different that they can try out. So on this page we have a collection of special photos that have been creatively enhanced by Mary, resulting in a new “artistic” style look.

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All of these photos, most from nature, have been digitally transformed in a computer image program in order to give them interesting textures, perhaps to look like art work that has been painted. Just scroll through the gallery below to see a variety of images.

Each image has a small thumbnail picture on this page, and a link to click on to bring you to the page with the larger image to print out or use.

This free photo art may be used only for your personal use only. (They may not be sold or represented as being made by others). If you organize elderly activities for individuals or groups who need more assistance, perhaps these pictures can be included in your projects.

It’s easy to print out the images and use for all kinds of projects and crafts for the elderly.

So as part of our collection of free items, you are welcome to use these in a variety of ways for yourself or your group. They would be great for your hand made greeting cards too, providing an easy way for anyone to make their own greeting card — just add a quote or message of your choice.

Also use them to decorate your posters or flyers, for invitations and announcements, or various computer projects. If you use them on another web site, be sure to credit this web site and make a link back to us.

Free Photo Art – to Download

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Our Craft Book!

Easy Crafts and Gifts — Why hunt all over our web site for ideas? Get NEW ones, plus others from our pages all organized and consolidated in this book. Over 120 projects, Plus, a booklet of FREE templates and patterns you can use for your activities! Get a sneak preview!

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Could you use a few free art prints? Well we have several images for you on this page. We have found that people are always looking for new things and ideas to use for their projects and hobbies, especially if people are not artistically inclined themselves. So on our web site we like to provide various pictures, quotes, etc. that you can use for a variety of senior activities.

You will see a smaller sample image, and then can click the link to get the larger image.

Copyright notice — All images on this page are the original art work of Mary S. Schulte, who holds a copyright to them. So they cannot be sold or published om books either electronically or in a hard-copy publication; nor can they be represented as being owned or created by anyone but the artist. But they can be used for your personal and group activities — things you make for fun. If you use any of these images on another web site, you must give credit to the artist and provide a link back to this web site.

You can use these pictures on posters, your hand-made greeting cards, invitations, in newsletters and announcements, etc. There are many uses for them!

See the miniature pictures (thumbnails) below. They are minis of the art print copies we’re giving to you for your personal use. Just click on the text link to be able to see the full-sized picture. You can then download the image to your own computer, such as to your Desktop.

(The larger pictures are PDF files. So when the large picture comes up, right click on it to save it to your computer). You can then modify the size of the image if you wish, making it smaller or larger.

Use this free art for many senior activity ideas — or make your own greeting cards, flyers, computer postings, whatever you’d like. They are perfect to add text to, for a special message. They can be e-mailed to someone, or printed out on your printer. If you direct or plan elderly activities, you may find uses for these in your special projects as well.

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Our Craft Book!

Easy Crafts and Gifts — Find out about lots more easy yet quality craft ideas for over 120 projects, plus a booklet of FREE template patterns you can use for a variety of your senior activities .

Collage and Craft Templates — If you’d like ideas for attractive page layouts, take a look at our templates for collages, scrapbooking, and good design. Twelve free templates to print out and use. Many possibilities for arts and crafts. And lots more links to other freebies!

MORE — If you follow the link below, back to our Free For Seniors page, you will find many other things you can download and use.

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