6 Crafts for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Both individuality and a sense of community are both key in life. It’s very important to us here. That’s one of the reasons that we offer such a wide range of activities. Our programs include jewelry making, sewing classes, music instruction and awesome DIY crafts like these:

Fairy Glow Jars
Using the humble Mason jar with some glow in the dark nail polish and pixie dust, you can make a room look pretty magical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeFsWbvixw0&feature=share

Glitter Magnets
Sometimes, just sometimes, our residents like to add flair to their fridges and these easy to make magnets are perfect for that. With rounded glass gems, glitter and some ever-useful Modge Podge, glitter magnets are an easy way to give any fridge a touch of attitude.

Bubble Wrap Stomp Paintings
Why not combine two favorites to make a new magnificent craft such as bubble stomping. This project has all of the essentials; freedom, creativity, messiness, color, texture: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/bubble-wrap-stomp-painting-mess-for-less-200671

Diet Coke and Mentos Rockets
Come on… You know we’ve tried it at least once. This activity literally is a blast. Find instructions here.

Seashell Sensory Bottles
Using liquid hand soap, food coloring and of course seashells, these sensory calm down jars are one of the most perfect things to ever walk the face of this earth: http://rhythmsofplay.com/sea-shells-sensory-bottle/

Magnetic Slime
This is a ridiculously fun activity. The recipe calls for the usual suspects; liquid starch and Elmer’s glue, but there are also some newcomers that really step up this DIY game: http://frugalfun4boys.com/2014/03/06/make-magnetic-slime/

Check out all of the other fun things we do here: www.stephensplace.org/programs/