5 Continents Mandalas Coloured Sand Set
This exquisite craft kit from quality French brand, Djeco includes 4 glue coated cards (150x210mm), 16 sand colour pots, 1 tool to uncover glue coated parts and a full colour instruction booklet.
The colour instruction booklet provides suggestion ideas for completion of the pictures making this an easy and enjoyable “failure free” activity to create self esteem and a sense of achievement.
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.
The 5 Continents Mandalas Coloured Sand Set will be most enjoyed by people in the early 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.
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