Easy Crafts for the Disabled

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Performing craft projects can help a disabled individual improve physically and mentally. Craft activities improve motor skills and encourage a person to use their creativity. There are many disabilities that cause physical, mental and emotional deficits. To use crafts in a therapeutic setting, find projects that engage an individual's attention and make use of their strengths.

Painting

  • Painting is a great way for disabled individuals to improve their fine motor coordination. Provide an easel or a small item, such as a picture frame, for the person to paint. If the person is self-conscious about his artistic skills, provide a sample image or encourage him to make an abstract work of art.

Yarn Work

  • People with vision impairments often find it difficult to perform craft activities. Yarn work, such as knitting or crocheting, requires less visual ability than many other crafts. After teaching a visually impaired person the basics of knitting, she is equipped to make a variety of craft items.

Card Making

  • Decorating cards is an easy activity for disabled people, because it requires few fine motor skills. Provide heavy card stock, glitter, glue, beads, markers and other card-making supplies. Encourage the disabled individuals to create birthday cards or crafts that reflect the season.

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