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Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors

Are you ready for fall? Whether you’re looking forward to a spooky Halloween or just waiting for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of fun opportunities for unique crafts during this time of year. Check out our list of easy fall crafts for seniors to explore creative ways to welcome the new season.

Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors

Fall can bring relief from summer’s humidity and hot temperatures, making it a welcome change for many seniors. As it gets chillier outside, this is a great time to grab your craft bin and find some new indoor pursuits. If you’re looking for a new craft to try, we’re here to help. These easy fall crafts for seniors can provide some inspiration:

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Everybody needs a cozy blanket or two when the weather gets chilly. Why not make one for yourself with this no-sew fleece blanket tutorial? You can choose your favorite fleece pattern and make your customized blanket in a single afternoon. They also make great holiday gifts.

Easy Ribbon Wreath

A festive fall wreath is a classic way to welcome the new season. If you don’t have one, why not make this simple ribbon wreath? All you need is a circular wire frame, some scrap fabrics, and whatever other autumnal embellishments you want to add. Design tip: using lots of different kinds of material can add dimension to your wreath. Experiment with color and texture!

Preserving Fall Leaves

Speaking of autumnal embellishments, preserving the beautiful red, orange, and yellow leaves that mark this season can be a fun craft to try. There are plenty of ways to do it, ranging from simply pressing them between the pages of a book to more elaborate methods involving craft store supplies. You can use preserved leaves as supplies for other craft projects or hang them up and use them as decorations of their own.

Paper Bats

Are you looking for a simple Halloween craft with a solid visual impact? This clever hanging bat mobile uses smart paper folding to add a 3-D effect to your crafting. It makes an excellent decoration for a Halloween get-together or can add a spooky ambiance to your walls and windows.

Thanksgiving Turkey Painted Rocks

When little ones visit, a simple craft can provide hours of fun. Children and seniors alike will have fun painting these Thanksgiving turkey rocks. All you need is a handful of googly eyes, some scraps of fabric, and the right rocks to use as a canvas. You can use this method to make all kinds of other fall animals for additional fun.

No-Carve Pumpkins

A jack-o-lantern is a classic fall decoration, but making a traditional one can be tricky for some seniors. Luckily, you can decorate your fall pumpkins in all kinds of creative ways. These tutorials can show you how to spruce your gourds with paint, yarn, and other common craft materials. The only limit is your imagination!

Painted Pinecones

Autumn leaves are great crafting supplies, but those aren’t the only potential crafts you’ll find outside. Pinecones can provide cute fall embellishments for centerpieces and other decorations. Paint them in vibrant fall colors for a quick and easy way to give them some extra pop.


We hope these easy fall crafts for seniors will give you some joy on a cozy afternoon indoors. Pick a few to try, invite some crafting buddies over, and have fun!

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