Tools for Care Home Craft Activities
Many older care home residents enjoy working with their hands and love to create bespoke items. Many actions such as sawing wood can provide interest and engages both mind and body. Men who have enjoyed carpentry either in the home or for work can particularly like to create simple items such as bird houses or feeders.
Our Hand Saw is perfect to use for older hands and the Sandpaper Pack has varied grades of paper from coarse to fine to help give a smooth finish. Acrylic Paint is ideal to give a decorative finish to the project and will give a waterproof finish for items for the garden.
Why not get a set for your care home and get the men (and ladies of course) involved in a great tactile activity.
Many older care home residents will have worked as a carpenter or enjoyed making things from wood for their home, so why not help them practise learnt skills with our Hand Saw. Easy to hold and comes with 2 spare 12" blades. Why not get some lightweight wood lengths and make a bird box? Smooth any rough edges with our Sandpaper Pack and paint with Acrylic paint for a waterproof finish.
This Cutting Guide Box helps to keep the Hand Saw in the correct position and stops it slipping for safer use. Sturdy wooden box can be secured to a table with a clamp or by hand. Construction activities are great for older care home residents who want to practise learnt skills - especially good for anyone with dementia to evoke memories of work and using tools. Sawing can also help with fitness and hand/eye coordination.
Just the thing to go with our Hand Saw, this Sandpaper Pack will smooth any rough edges and leave it in perfect condition for paint or varnish. 12 assorted sheets from coarse to fine that can be used on wood or plastic projects to remove any snags. Ideal for care homes to use for carpentry craft projects, the repetitive act of sandpapering can help alleviate stress and boredom.
Ready shaped animal design Craft Rods all in natural tactile wood. Easy to saw off small pieces and then paint. 8 different animals to choose from, makes a lovely craft activity for older people in care homes. Sawing action can stimulate memories of working with their hands in care home residents with dementia. Also helps with hand/eye coordination and can help relieve boredom and stress.
Ready shaped Craft Rods in assorted Vehicle and Tree designs all in natural tactile wood. Easy to saw off small pieces and then paint. 7 different designs to choose from, makes a lovely craft activity for older people in care homes. Sawing action can stimulate memories of working with their hands in care home residents with dementia. Also helps with hand/eye coordination and can help relieve boredom and stress.
Eco friendly cardboard screws for use with the Special Screwdriver code DSD734. Surprisingly sturdy, these can be used to turn cardboard boxes into cars, aeroplanes, shelves - anything your imagination can create! Perfect activity for older people in care homes who want to practise learnt construction skills from their past lives. Ideal for anyone living with a dementia. Pack of 400 screws. Please note - screwdriver not included in pack.
This Special Screwdriver is easy to hold for older hands and is great for use for care home activities. Old cardboard boxes can be turned into airplanes, cars, furniture, etc. The crank is easy to use and the cardboard screw (not included) is placed on the drill and can also be screwed directly into several layers of cardboard to make a very stable connection. The screws can be unscrewed and used again after use. Ideal for men living with dementia to practise past household skills and bring back memories of construction and repair.
Perfect for painting on wood and ceramic and most other surfaces, this Acrylic Paint Tube set is so versatile. 100ml tubes of green, yellow, blue, red, white and black to mix into any colour you need. Groups can enjoy decorating ceramic items like our Ceramic Vase Set or Bird Tealight Holders. Why not team with our Mixing Paint Palette and Artist Brush set too? Being creative can give a sense of achievement and well-being to people of all ages and abilities. Great for care homes as can use straight from the tube so no water to spill.