Elderly Care in New Canaan, CT
Gone are the days when duct tape was just a strong silver tape used for construction projects and home repairs. Starting with the exceptional creativity of a few people in the 1980s and 90s, the tape became a favored material for crafts and projects that show off skill, creativity, and individuality. This fascination is evident in no place more than the craft stores where Duck Tape brand duct tape is available in a huge array of colors, patterns, finishes, and sizes to make projects more personalized. The brand has even developed sheets of tape to give the medium versatility.
This June 19 through 21, make getting creative with duct tape part of your elderly care with your senior loved ones by celebrating Duct Tape Days. This observation is a fun way to enjoy crafty activities within your elderly care plan and give your seniors a unique way to express themselves. Duct tape crafts are fantastic for you to do with your seniors or for them to do with their elderly health care services provider. If you have older children, let them get in on the fun and watch as your elderly parents and children create amazing things together.
Try some of these ideas for quick and easy duct tape projects:
• Braided bracelets. Create a collection of bold bracelets with nothing more than duct tape and a craft knife. Choose several different colors and patterns of duct tape and cut six strips one-inch wide and two inches longer than the diameter of your wrist. Pair up the strips so that the sticky sides of two strips are together, creating one double-thick strip. Place the three double-thick strips beside each other on a flat surface and use a small piece of tape to bind one end of the three strips together. Braid the three strips together tightly and bind the other end with another small piece of tape. Form the braid into a circle and wrap the two ends with tape to close them.
• Picture frames. Personalized frames are always fantastic to have around the home and these colorful, handmade frames make great gifts for friends and family members. This project also uses recycled cardboard, making it an earth-friendly craft. Place a picture facedown on a piece of cardboard such as the back of a cereal box or a piece of a shipping box. Do not worry about designs on the cardboard as it will be covered with tape. Trace around the edge of picture with a craft knife to remove a section of cardboard. Measure four inches from the cut edge on all sides and cut with the craft knife to create the shape of the frame. Use the craft knife to cut long strips of duct tape and cover the frame, overlapping each strip and folding the tape under around the opening in the middle to create a smooth edge. Place the picture facedown on the back of the frame and use strips of tape to seal it in place.
• Zipper pulls. Add a bit of personality and flair to purses, tote bags, and other items with unique zipper pulls. Sheets of duct tape are the easiest medium for this project, but you can also make your own sheets by slightly overlapping strips of tape. Use stencils or freehand sketching to draw simple shapes on cardboard and cut them out with a craft knife. Place the shape on the sticky side of a sheet of duct tape and trim around it, leaving enough space to fold the edge over. Turn the shape over and put it on another sticky area of the sheet, repeating the trimming. Fold the tape over the shape and use other duct tape shapes, permanent markers, rhinestones, or other craft materials to decorate the shapes. Purchase zipper pull apparatus at a fabric store and attach the pulls for a touch of fun you can easily change out depending on your elderly parents' mood.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in New Canaan, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.