Make your own flower arrangements with these lovely tissue paper flowers that will never need watering!
A great activity to do one on one or in a small group. Lovely as a gift idea too. Consisting of printed strips of tissue paper, stickers, safe plastic coated metal stems, templates and an instruction booklet. The set is also presented in a printed cylinder which can be used as a vase when the flowers are finished.
Box Dimensions: 14cm x 12cm x 3.5cm.
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
This kit 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.
Flower making 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.