This beautiful art and craft pack contains nine card sheets printed with 50 colourful and delightfully illustrated animal pictures with guides for cutting. Craft ideas include: hanging mobiles, collages, gift tags and lables, or use to decorate boxes or gifts. Cutting motion can help maintain mobility and dexterity of hands and fingers.
Decoupage Animals comes in a beautifully illustrated sturdy storage box measuring 16 x 21 x 2.5cms.
- 50 Colourful animal illustrations
- 9 sheets of illustrations on thin card
- Use for general art and craft activities
- Suitable for creating gift tags and labels
Exquisite illustrations and gift packaging make this a popular gift selection that will not disappoint.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Decoupage can be offered as a form of art therapy. 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.
Decoupage Animals is suitable for everyone, and will be enjoyed by people in all 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.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.