Hello! 3 years ago I started doing crafts (something I like to do since 40 years) for the children at a local daycare, such as: I crocheted blanket with a pocket in one corner containing a small felt Teddy Bear they can hug as they are taking their afternoon nap away from home, to bring them a bit of comfort and lots of TLC.
Then I made some slippers for each kids. Also, I sewed a small rag doll for the girl's birthday.
Then for xmas, I made a small elf holding a xmas stocking containing candy canes for each kids.
And last year I made 35 sets of hats & scarves for each kids (including the daycare & the kids who attend after school help session with their homeworks).
Lately I have been doing some crafts with these kids as an after-school activity. They seem to enjoy it, meanwhile it keeps me busy and I feel useful!
Being busy like this, surely eliminates any chance of feeling depressed!
Wendy: Great way to use Kids Crafts as a retiree and I am absolutely sure the kids love the attention too! Great idea!
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