Monday, July 4, 2016

Easy patriotic art for those with dementia

Activities directors, other healthcare professionals and caregivers, there are so many crafts for the Fourth of July or for any other patriotic holidays.

Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

One in particular that I like is a wall hanging

You will need:
1/2 half sheet of blue construction paper
red and white crepe paper streamers
glue or tape

Give each participant or team 1/2 sheet of blue construction paper
Also give them about 8 inches of red and 6 inches of white crepe paper.
Have them cut or rip them into a[[roximately 2 inch pieces so they have 7 pieces of about the same size
Have them glue or tape the crepe paper to the blue construction paper on the horizontal edge, alternating colors with 4 red strips and 3 white strips
The side they glue the strips to, is the back
Let the glue dry
This is a good time to sing some patriotic songs or play patriotic trivia

When they are almost dry or dry,decorate the front with star sticker, white stickers, or you can have them glue a smaller sign on the front that says
Happy 4th of July

They can put a ribbon across the top so they can display their hanging

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