Toot your own horn . . . bang a drum, here come the music makers! A harp, drum, piano, violin, guitar, and three other instruments need some color — which you can provide. Just fill in each boldly outlined picture and place near a bright light for a dazzling glow.
The small and enchanting designs on these 8 high-quality, vellum-style translucent sheets have been specially printed in rich, broad black lines on both sides of the paper. Approximately 10.5cm x 14cm
Colour the designs and let the light shine through to produce lovely stained glass effects. Ideal for • Window decorations • Sun catchers • Lampshades • Greeting cards • Invitations • Posters • Altered books • Photo albums • Toys and novelties and more! Use your own crayons, coloured pencils, pastels, even watercolours. And by varying the light source you can produce many different effects. Crayons and colouring utensils not included.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
This book is suitable for everyone, however it may be most enjoyed by people in the moderate to later stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Click here form more information on choosing an appropriate activity.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.