Kirigami Folding Garland Kit
The Kirigami Folding Garland Kit is a simple step-by-step Japanese paper folding kit from quality French branch, Djeco.
The kit includes colourfully patterned paper, each with clever cutting guides on the reverse, sticky fixers, hanging thread and full colour step-by-step instruction booklet.
The exquisite designs on the Kirigami paper and quality gift packaging make this a popular gift selection that will not disappoint. The full colour instruction booklet provides step-by-step instructions for completion, making this an easy and enjoyable “failure free” activity to build self esteem and a promote 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 Kirigami Folding Garland Kit will be most enjoyed by people in the early to moderate 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.