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Helpful products for craft activities

Craft activities are very popular among people of all ages. From 2021 to 2022, 32% of adults took part in at least one art or craft activity (ABS 2023).

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The benefits of craft activities

Doing craft activities and other creative hobbies has many benefits:

  • You can maintain traditional skills or skills you have learned from past generations.
  • It can be an opportunity for self-expression and creativity.
  • The actual ‘doing’ of a craft activity can improve your mental health.
  • Craft can give you a sense of achievement, enjoyment, and fun!

You could choose to make practical items like blankets or clothing for you, your family, or for charity. Handmade gifts are a great way to connect with your loved ones.

Doing craft activities and other creative hobbies has many benefits:

  • You can maintain traditional skills or skills you have learned from past generations.
  • It can be an opportunity for self-expression and creativity.
  • The actual ‘doing’ of a craft activity can improve your mental health.
  • Craft can give you a sense of achievement, enjoyment, and fun!

You could choose to make practical items like blankets or clothing for you, your family, or for charity. Handmade gifts are a great way to connect with your loved ones.

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Improve your mental health

Doing craft activities can help you improve your mental health. Craft activities can:

  • Help achieve mindfulness, concentration, and relaxation
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Give you a sense of purpose and a goal to move towards (the end product)

Doing craft activities can help you improve your mental health. Craft activities can:

  • Help achieve mindfulness, concentration, and relaxation
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Give you a sense of purpose and a goal to move towards (the end product)
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Improve your physical health

Doing craft activities can also benefit your physical health. Craft activities can:

  • Help you improve your finger dexterity, grip strength, and hand coordination
  • Help improve your concentration and memory
  • Help you improve your planning and sequencing skills
  • Give you a reason to get out and about in the community to buy those craft supplies or maybe join a crafting club with others

Doing craft activities can also benefit your physical health. Craft activities can:

  • Help you improve your finger dexterity, grip strength, and hand coordination
  • Help improve your concentration and memory
  • Help you improve your planning and sequencing skills
  • Give you a reason to get out and about in the community to buy those craft supplies or maybe join a crafting club with others
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Make new friends

  • Learn a new skill through adult education centres or the University of the Third Age.
  • Local craft stores often offer classes or groups to meet others or learn a new craft skill.
  • Check through your council for local craft meet-ups and coffee mornings.
  • Some travel organisations offer weekend getaways or travel tours for specific craft activities.
  • Learn a new skill through adult education centres or the University of the Third Age.
  • Local craft stores often offer classes or groups to meet others or learn a new craft skill.
  • Check through your council for local craft meet-ups and coffee mornings.
  • Some travel organisations offer weekend getaways or travel tours for specific craft activities.
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Charities seeking handmade items

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Assistive products for craft activities

As you get older, you may find it more difficult to continue with the craft activities you enjoy. This can be because of an injury or health condition, changes to eyesight, or general aches and pains.

There are many products available to help you keep doing the craft activities that you enjoy.

As you get older, you may find it more difficult to continue with the craft activities you enjoy. This can be because of an injury or health condition, changes to eyesight, or general aches and pains.

There are many products available to help you keep doing the craft activities that you enjoy.

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An occupational therapist can help

An occupational therapist (OT) can help you adapt tasks and find products to help you keep crafting. An OT can help with suggestions to protect your joints and manage any pain you may have.

Visit Occupational Therapy Australia to find a practitioner in your local area.

An occupational therapist (OT) can help you adapt tasks and find products to help you keep crafting. An OT can help with suggestions to protect your joints and manage any pain you may have.

Visit Occupational Therapy Australia to find a practitioner in your local area.

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More helpful information

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Helpful products for craft activities

Reference

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (21 April 2023), Cultural and creative activities. https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/people-and-communities/cultural-and-creative-activities/2021-22

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