Arts and crafts fun at Redwell Hills

Residents at Redwell Hills Care Home in Consett have embraced their most recent arts and crafts project, creating some beautiful humming bird pictures using different tecniques and effects, including tissue paper, buttons, sequins, glue, feathers and colouring pens.

Activities Coordinator Tara gave the group a sample picture and they took ideas from that, with each resident chosing their own materials, colours and textures.

Tara and colleague Elaine then put the finished pieces into frames, which set them off beautifully.

The activity was much enjoyed by both staff and residents and everyone was thrilled with the final product. Each picture was placed in pride of place in the resident’s bedroom for friends and family to see when they visit.

Redwell Hills Activities Coordinator Tara said:

"We know that being engaged in hands-on creative activities can improve motor skills, strengthen social connections, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety, and can also be good for the brain.

"So making crafts is an important activity for our residents as it can help to keep brains stimulated and enhance cognitive abilities, and of course is great fun too."

Date published: 21 May 2019

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