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Scrapbook Making for Seniors

Seniors who are engaging their selves in arts and crafts can gain a lot of benefits from it, including brain stimulation, enjoyment, and not to mention, socialization with other seniors and other people. Socialization and interaction with other can end up in reminiscing and talking about their lives and other significant happenings way back, which can be a perfect time for seniors to get interested in making a scrapbook of their own. Making a scrapbook is not limited to be done by a single person only, it can be done by several people or seniors can do it together with their family.

2 Senior Women Making a Scrapbook

Advantages of Seniors in Making a Scrapbook:

First advantage of seniors when making a scrapbook is that they had already so many significant and worth remembering life experiences, which they can all reminisce and can be a perfect content for their scrapbook. Seniors will never have a hard time in thinking of certain topics or interest that they can put in to their scrapbook. Second advantage of seniors in making a scrapbook is that they usually have all the leisure time to use, compared to younger people, since younger people need to go to school or need to go to work. Scrapbooks can be made by seniors for themselves or they can make scrapbooks as a gift for a family member or for close friends too.

10 Essential Scrapbook Materials:

Each person uses different scrapbook materials in making their own scrapbooks. In fact, a lot of people use almost anything they can find or think that can be a good addition or design for their scrapbook. However, all scrapbooks usually need these common essential materials, including:

  1. Papers (preferably colored)
  2. Glue, paste, double-sided tapes, and other types of adhesive materials.
  3. Scissors
  4. Colored pencils and pens
  5. Markers
  6. Stickers
  7. Photo album or art book
  8. Pictures
  9. Ruler
  10. Decorative Materials

Scrapbooking Ideas for Seniors:

Sometimes, seniors find it hard to decide on what to include in their scrapbook or which certain stage in their lives would they start in making their scrapbook. To make scrapbooking easier for seniors, journaling questions may be asked, in order to determine or give seniors ideas on great starting points for their scrapbooks. Example of journaling questions are:

  1. What do you and your friends do in order to have fun?
  2. Where and when did you meet your husband?
  3. When was your first time to drive a car?
  4. Did you receive any awards when you were still a student? If yes, what were the awards?
  5. What was your favorite past time way back?

Seniors can still do a lot of different craft activities aside from making scrapbooks. Trying other arts and crafts activities can help the senior in looking for a hobby or activity that he or she can find fun and interesting to do. Please also see other crafts for seniors or browse the entire activities for seniors website for fun, ideas and interesting articles.