Return to the Crafts and Decorations Forum | Post a Follow-Up

4th of july ideas?

Posted by barb_from_pa (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 22, 08 at 16:34

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

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: 4th of july ideas?

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

Uncle Sam pin:

Uncle Sam Goodie Can:


Here's a link to the Making Friends website for Patriotic crafts. THere may be an simple, inexpensive idea you could use.

RE: 4th of july ideas?

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.

RE: 4th of july ideas?

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!

RE: 4th of july ideas?

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

Door hanger gift

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: door hanger treat bag

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Crafts and Decorations Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here