Woo hoo! Michael's Arts and Crafts store is one of my favorite resources for activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. I had a spare half hour a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed checking out their harvest, halloween, and autumn craft projects and supplies. By the time I left, my budget was blown and my arms with loaded with bags full of fun goodies for the closeup grandkids to create with, the long distance grandkids to squeal over when they arrived in the mail, and granny nanny to have fun taking photos to save fun family memories as well as share some with all of you.
First up was a very simple project – homemade greetings cards with green monsters, orange bats, and white mummies – perfect for the grandboys, but the grand girls will enjoy them as well! The stickers, combined with white cardstock paper, made cute cards.
The grandsons had a great time putting the cards together. Then we grabbed a manila envelope and popped their homemade greetings cards in and sent it off to one of their great-grandmas.
The great thing about simple and fun craft activities like this is that it can also be fun and easy crafts for the seniors in our lives who enjoy craft projects. Since these are thick, cushy craft foam stickers, there's plenty of texture that would make it interesting even for a senior parent or other sweet people in our lives who are dealing with dementia symptoms.
Definitely a fun way to kick off our autumn and harvest craft activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. Have you and your grandkids done any fall activities yet? We'd love to hear about them.
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P.S. Want some cute and easy crafts for kids AND seniors, along with yummy recipes. I really enjoyed the Gooseberry Patch – All Through The Seasons Recipes & Crafts Book, not to mention their Gooseberry Patch Christmas crafts books! Definitely crafty-licious fun for all of us – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation! :)
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