Valentine’s Day is a special day for expressing love and appreciation to family, friends, and loved ones. For adults with disabilities, it can be especially meaningful to create handmade gifts and crafts to show how much they care. Here are 10 Valentine’s Day crafts for adults with disabilities.
6 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Adults with Disabilities:
Fingerprint Heart Art:
Fingerprint art is a great craft idea for adults with disabilities because it requires minimal fine motor skills to create. You’ll need white cardstock, washable ink pads, and a variety of colors of construction paper. Begin by cutting out the shape of a heart from the cardstock. Then, have your adult with disabilities press their finger onto the ink pad and then stamp it onto the heart as many times as they would like. Once they are done, cut out small hearts from the construction paper and glue them onto the heart.
Valentine’s Day Photo Frame:
For this craft, you will need a wooden picture frame, craft paint, and glue. Begin by having your adult with disabilities paint the frame with their favorite colors of paint. Once the paint is dry, let them glue on heart-shaped pieces of construction paper around the frame. Finally, insert a picture of their loved one and the photo frame is complete!
Valentine’s Day Gift Box:
This craft is a fun way to package a special gift for someone they love. You’ll need a box, wrapping paper, hearts, and bows in various colors. Start by having your adult with disabilities wrap the box with the wrapping paper. Then, help them glue the hearts and bows onto the box. Finally, fill the box with a special gift and it’s ready to give!
Valentine’s Day Card:
This is another craft that requires minimal fine motor skills. Begin by having your adult with disabilities cut out the shape of a heart from construction paper. Then, let them decorate the heart with markers and glitter. Finally, write a loving message inside the card and it’s ready to give!
Button Heart Art:
For this craft, you will need a canvas, craft glue, and an assortment of buttons in various colors. Begin by having your adult with disabilities arrange the buttons on the canvas in the shape of a heart. Then, help them to glue the buttons onto the canvas.
These heart shaped sun catchers are a fun and easy project to do since the paint doesn’t need to be perfect, and everything you need comes in one easy kit. Simply paint the heart, string the string through the hole, and then hang it in a window and admire all the fun colors that glow through. If you don’t like paint, you can try this gem sun catcher. Instead of painting you stick these gems onto the hearts and it gives the same glowing effect when hung in the sun.
We hope this post sparks some fun ideas for Valentine’s Crafts you can do over the next few months! We would love to see what you’re up to, so please tag us on instagram with @giv.care.