Crafts are a fun way for anyone to relax, but for people with special needs, crafting can also be an important part of their rehabilitation process. For example, people who have had strokes can use the fine motor skills required by crafts to help them regain function in their hands and fingers. Crafting can help people with autism or ADHD focus on one activity at a time and practice patience. And crafting can help people with developmental disabilities express themselves creatively.
Crafts can be an incredibly rewarding activity for adults with special needs. The repetitive nature of tasks, the tangible results and gratification, and the social interaction of working with others are just a few of the benefits that make crafts such a valuable tool.
Crafts for adults with special needs are important. They allow the individual to express themselves in a creative way. They also provide the opportunity for social interaction, self-discovery, and independence.
That’s why we’ve developed this set of crafts for adults with special needs. We all know arts and crafts are fun for kids, but as our students get older and their interests evolve, so should their craft projects. The crafts below are meant to be more complex than the types of projects you might typically use with younger students. They’re intended to keep your students excited about art and crafting, while still developing skills that will serve them down the road.
To make sure these crafts are age-appropriate and engaging, we’ve focused on themes like self-expression and identity, nature, animals, sports and fitness, holidays and celebrations, games and toys, transportation, technology, jobs/careers/hobbies, food/drink/cooking.
Painting rocks is a fun activity for adults with special needs. Not only does it offer an opportunity to express creativity. Simply gather an assortment of rocks from your yard, a nature center, or simply purchase some at your local craft store. You will also need acrylic paints and brushes. Clear sealer is optional if you plan on displaying the finished rocks outside. Have the adult choose the colors they would like to use, paint their rock, and then let them dry completely before moving on to another. When the rock is dry it can be placed outside in your garden as décor or simply displayed inside as a work of art.
Guided by our values and our belief that each person’s unique abilities are essential to our community, we are a strengths-based organization. We view adults with disabilities as people with talents and strengths who deserve the opportunities to pursue their interests and make choices.
The Center provides opportunities for adults with disabilities to make friends, engage in meaningful activities, and pursue individualized goals. Through this program, participants receive social support, develop relationships, and enjoy creative expression through arts and crafts activities. The program is based on the individual needs of each participant.
People with special needs need to exercise their creativity just as much as anyone else, but many craft projects are too complicated or require materials that may be cost-prohibitive or too difficult to acquire. This project is designed to provide easy, low-cost activities that will help people with special needs express themselves creatively.
There are many different types of crafts for adults with special needs. Many people enjoy scrapbooking, which is a great way to record memories. Some adults find it therapeutic to knit or crochet.
Selecting the right craft can be challenging, but it’s important that you choose something that matches your interests and your skill level. If you’re looking for simple ideas, consider making jewelry out of plastic straws or paper beads. Or if you like color and texture, try making a collage using magazines or old greeting cards.
That’s why we created Crafts for Adults with Special Needs. This easy-to-use craft kit is designed to be accessible for people with different dexterity levels and needs. The soft, squishy beads are easy to grab and manipulate, and the boards are strong enough to hold up to being sat on. Each kit comes with 2 boards and 8 bags of beads in different colors so that your loved one can express themselves in as many ways as they want.
We believe in the power of crafts for all people, which is why we’ve made this kit available at an affordable price—because we believe that everyone should have access to artistic expression.