50+ Craft Ideas

Sensory Craft Ideas to Unleash the Inner Artist.

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Craft ideas for all ages and abilities.

Get creative with paper, fabric, beads, paint, and lots more.

For caregivers:  engage your loved one's creative side through simple craft activities.

Dementia-friendly crafts with suggestions on how to modify the activities for different ability levels and ideas on how to assist people with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

  • Doing crafts can help improve memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Crafts let people show their feelings and thoughts through their artwork, even if they find it hard to talk about them.
  • Making crafts can help improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Focusing on a craft activity can help lessen feelings of stress and sadness.
  • Doing crafts one-on-one or in a group is a social activity.
  • Finishing a craft project can make a person with dementia feel proud and happy, making them feel better overall.

Remember, the main point of these activities is not the end product but the fun and relaxation a person gets from doing them.

It's not about making something perfect but about enjoying the process.


For mind exercises for dementia, check out our quizzes section. Most of our quizzes have multiple-choice answers or checkbox options to help trigger memories. As a caregiver, you know the person(s) you are with best and can choose whether to use all the answer options or use a couple or none at all.

In our word games section, there are lots of dementia-friendly word game options. For example, easy-level crosswords, proverbs, and split word games. All are free and printable.

Quizzes and word games help keep the vocabulary up and give the brain regular exercise. It's crucial to remember that every individual with dementia is different. What proves effective for one may not necessarily work for another. It's essential to identify activities that the person finds enjoyable and can actively engage in.

We hope you enjoyed our craft ideas and will try some of them out.