Adaptive Crafts To Try This Easter

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Painted eggs, ornaments, and wreaths – Easter is a wonderful time to get crafty. For children and adults living with disability, home-based adaptive craft is a great way to get creative and do something fun without the stress that comes with navigating public spaces. So, what are some easy crafts for people with disability? We’ve rounded up Easter crafts that consider various disabilities and ages, plus ideas for adaptive art supplies and tools.

A boy in a wheelchair using adaptive art supplies to create a heart-shaped craft.

Fun craft for people with disability (kids and adults!)

Craft is something everyone should be able to get pleasure from, as a creative outlet and a way to de-stress and have fun. So, keep on reading for plenty of craft ideas that you or your child could tackle for the Easter period.

We hope we inspire you to get hands on – so to speak – with something today.

Egg decorating with stickers

Instead of traditional dye or paint, enjoy using an assortment of stickers on the traditional craft Easter egg. There are tons available online and in stores like Lincraft and Spotlight, from simple shapes to more elaborate Easter-themed designs.

This craft for people with disability is excellent for individuals with fine motor challenges as it requires less precision than painting. Be sure to explore our tips on how to have an inclusive Easter egg hunt to hide those decorated eggs.

No-sew sock bunny

Create a bunny out of a sock filled with rice or beans. Tie off sections to form the head and body using elastic bands, and decorate with fabric markers, felt cut-outs, or googly eyes.

This activity is sensory-friendly and doesn’t require intricate hand movements.

Easter sensory bin

This is a very easy Easter craft for people with disability. Fill a large container with items like shredded paper, plastic eggs, and soft fabric chicks or bunnies. Add scoops, spoons, or tongs to allow for exploring the textures and practice motor skills in a fun, themed context.

Egg shell mosaic

For those who can handle smaller items, creating a mosaic from broken eggshells can be a satisfying task. Paint the shells in various colons, then glue the pieces onto a cardboard cut-out in a pattern or random design.

Velcro Easter egg matching

This is another great one for kids.

Decorate large, cardboard-cutout eggs with various textures (like fabric, sandpaper, or foam). Then, cut the eggs in half and attach velcro. They can mix and match the halves, enjoying the tactile experience and practicing their matching skills.

Speaking of inclusivity, check out these toys with disabilities and the kids’ shows giving disability visibility.

Easter wreath

It’s not Easter without a wreath. Use a foam or straw wreath and use materials like pre-cut fabric strips, ribbon, or large buttons. You or your child can attach items to the wreath with pins or through tying, depending on skill level.

Beeping Easter egg

Having beeping Easter eggs is a fantastic way to make your Easter egg hunt inclusive, especially for children who are visually impaired or blind. This adaptation allows them to participate in the hunt using their hearing to locate the eggs.

Beeping Easter eggs can be hard to find in Australia, so you could consider making your own using beeping key finders. See the video below:

If you’re thinking about gifting for Easter instead, check out our guide on buying presents for children with disabilities.

Adaptive art supplies for people with disability

Adaptive crafting supplies and tools are designed to make crafting more accessible and enjoyable for those with varying abilities, including those with fine motor, visual, or cognitive impairments. Watch this video for a list of some adaptive tools that can make crafting easier.

You might also want to read our article and interviews on accessible art.

Tabletop scissors or mounted scissors

These allow for cutting with a simple push-down motion, requiring minimal hand strength and coordination.

Spring-loaded scissors

These scissors automatically reopen after being pressed down, reducing the need for fine motor skills required to operate traditional scissors, hence making crafts for people with disability much easier.

Wide grip tools

Paintbrushes, markers, or pencils with wide grips or add-on grip attachments make holding and manipulating these tools easier for individuals with limited dexterity or grip strength.

Adaptive cutting boards

These boards often come with spikes, guards, or other features to hold materials in place for precise cutting or painting, useful for one-handed operation.

Magnifying glass with stand or light

This tool is helpful for individuals with visual impairments, allowing for a closer look at small or detailed work without needing to hold the magnifier.

Velcro or magnetic strips

These can be used to secure materials to a workspace, making it easier for individuals to work with them without having to hold them in place.

Large stamp handles or rollers

Stamps with large handles or rollers can make stamping easier, requiring less precision and grip strength. They’re a must-have adaptive art supply when it comes to crafts for people with disability.

Non-slip mats

Placing a non-slip mat under work materials can prevent them from sliding around, making it easier to work on projects.

Adaptive rulers and guides

Rulers with large, easy-to-read numbers or guides that can be clamped to the work surface can make measuring and cutting more accessible.

Voice-activated assistants or apps

For individuals with visual impairments or mobility challenges, voice-activated tools can assist in reading instructions or providing guidance without the need for physical interaction.

Want to take your art exploration further? Read our article: Disability Art Creators and Organisations Across Australia.

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