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Arts & Crafts

July 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Arts and crafts can be a wonderful and inclusive activity for individuals with disabilities. They provide opportunities for self-expression, creativity, and can be adapted to accommodate different abilities. These include:

  1. Painting and Drawing: Painting and drawing can be adapted to suit various abilities. Use adaptive tools like easels, brush grips, or weighted paintbrushes to assist those with limited dexterity.
  2. Collage Making: Collages can be created using a variety of materials like paper, fabric, and magazine cutouts. Adapt the activity by using large pieces and easy-to-grip adhesives like glue sticks or tape and we consider incorporating textured materials for individuals with sensory impairments.
  3. Clay Modeling: Working with clay allows for tactile exploration and fine motor skill development. Using air-dry clay or playdough to create sculptures, pinch pots, or other hand-formed objects. Adapt tools like clay rollers or molds to assist with shaping.
  4. Textile Crafts: Activities like weaving, knitting, or braiding can be enjoyable we use adaptive tools like large knitting needles or looms with larger gaps for easy manipulation and we choose yarns with contrasting colors or textures to enhance sensory experiences.
  5. Paper Crafts: Engage in paper crafts such as origami, paper cutting, or paper mosaics. Adapt the activities by using larger paper sizes or providing templates for cutting. Decorative scissors with different cutting patterns can add interest to the creations.
  6. Card Making: Design and create greeting cards for various occasions. Use pre-folded cards or thick cardstock for easier handling. Provide a variety of materials such as stickers, markers, coloured pencils, or rubber stamps for decorating.

Remember, it’s important to consider the specific needs and abilities of the individual when selecting and adapting arts and crafts activities. We encourage creativity, provide assistance when necessary, and focus on the enjoyment and self-expression that can be gained from these activities.

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July 11, 2023
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