Looking for great retirement ideas and activities?(We have retirement activities for everyone – even if you really don’t retire!) There are all kinds of possibilities and things to do out there. Here are a few fun ideas for any budget, with links pointing to even more options, below. When Dad came to live with me…Continue reading

Learn how to paint glass with our easy tips and ideas Painting glass is a simple crafts project, when you use the right art materials and paints. (And excellent for those indoor January and February winter crafts for the elderly too). Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an “artist,” glass painting can be…Continue reading

Finding a hobby (a new one?) just right for you can give you a lifetime of enjoyment, far into your retirement years. The main thing to consider is what do you really like? Not what your family tree or best friend thinks you should like – It is for you! Do you think you’re not…Continue reading

by s.k (india) Editor’s Note Here is another wonderful submission of origami flower pots from our reader in India, who is very talented in this specialized art of paper folding. They are so colorful too! I have to say that I have not ever seen such fine examples! These projects would be really great for…Continue reading

by Erin (Wyoming) This fairy ornament decoration could also be an angel. It’s easy and made with a non-breakable ornament, so very good for elderly activities too. Hang it on the wall or door, or as part of a decorative wreath. If you mount it on a skewer or dowel, you can even stand it…Continue reading

by Marissa (USA) Almost everyone has some old CDs around. They’re fun to use in all kinds of crafts, being so shiny and catching light. This personalized door hanger with a person’s name is inexpensive and easy to make. This project would make a fun hanger for a front door or bedroom too. Or for…Continue reading

by Anne (CA) People get a kick out of this little bead-craft bookmark that looks like a worm – a bookworm, that is! It is about the simplest craft you can make, and is really fun to give away with a book. You can make these crafts with seniors or with kids too, they’re so…Continue reading

by s.k (India) pic.1This is a painting of Lord Unnikrishna. It is a fabric painting done on a cloth using fabric colours (which you can get at the craft store). I first drew the outline and then painted on it, using fabric colours with a brush. And then ironed it on the back of the…Continue reading

by Jessica (FL) These funny little food crafts are always a big hit, and you can give them away at the holidays. Since they have an egg theme, they’re cute at Easter too, maybe with a fluffy chick nearby. I have made them both with the really large sized pretzels and the regular sized. These…Continue reading

by Janelle (AZ) A hanging candy ball like this one is also an edible ornament. They make a special hand-crafted gift, or a party decoration. All it takes is a few simple materials, and you may have a lot of them around already. Because you’d be working with unwrapped candies (unless you want to use…Continue reading