4th of july ideas?

barb_from_paJune 22, 2008

Looking for a simple and inexpensive craft for folks in a nursing home. Thanks for helping!

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I wasn't sure if you are making the crafts or the residents are. Here are some ideas.

Uncle Sam pin: http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10186

Uncle Sam Goodie Can: http://www.kckpl.lib.ks.us/ys/CRAFTS/UNCLESAM.HTM

Pinwheels: http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheeltemplate.html

Here's a link to the Making Friends website for Patriotic crafts. THere may be an simple, inexpensive idea you could use. http://www.makingfriends.com/patriotic_crafts.htm

    Bookmark   June 22, 2008 at 8:54PM
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The nursing home in my town makes simple door hangers for the holidays.I think they are craft foam cut into the shape of a large star, then they have wood dowels cut into 2 or 3 inch chunks for fire crackers attached with either wire or string and hanging from the bottom tips of the star. The center of the friecracker has a fuse. Seems to me the outer points of the star is where the half circle hanger is attached to hang it on the door.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 10:46AM
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Thank you! The crafts are for the residents to make. Many, of course, have arthritis problems, so things can't be too detailed. Open to suggestion for crafts for any time. My dear friend's daughter has recently been hired as a director at a home. This is her first job out of college, so she is looking for ideas. Thanks for taking the time to help!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 5:24PM
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Here is a cute site for simple patriotic crafts. Lots of printables too, including a bingo game card.

Or white lunch bags with handles that can be decorated with red/white/blue stars, tie a r/w/b ribbon on the handles and fill with inexpensive treats.

Here is a link that might be useful: patriotic printables

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 10:15PM
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Here is a template for a door hanger treat bag that may be a nice idea to decorate in r/w/b and fill with m&m's or other candy with patriotic colors.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 10:34PM
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