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    Elevate the spirits of our cherished seniors with an enriching and creative activity designed exclusively for aged care settings. Our DIY Cheering Hand Foam project invites caregivers and aged care facilities to foster team camaraderie among seniors.

    This simple and delightful craft enables seniors to craft personalized foam hands, showcasing unwavering support for their beloved football teams. Empower seniors with an engaging craft that brightens their days and brings a sense of connection. Discover how this easy craft activity can be a heartwarming addition to your aged care program.

    This craft is only suitable for seniors that you feel confident can be safe using a hot glue gun.

    Click the link at the bottom of this article for the A4 printable version.

    Materials Needed for Cheering Hand Foam Craft:

    • Large foam sheets in team colors
    • Craft paper for templates (optional)
    • Pencil or marker
    • Scissors
    • Glue gun with glue sticks
    • Decorative materials (glitter, sequins, stickers, markers)

    Step-by-Step Guide:

    Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to making the best Cheering Hand Foam for your next aged care activity! Take notes and make sure to remember the important details.

    Step 1: Trace and Cut

    • Select foam sheets in the colors of your favorite football team. This will be the base of your foam hand.
    • Draw and create a hand-shaped form onto the foam Sheets or use a hand template that is available on the internet for convenience and start to Trace.
    • Cut out the two hand shapes.
    Tracing and cutting paper

    Step 2: Layer and Glue

    Be sure to supervise seniors that may need to take extra care using the hot glue gun.

    • Place one foam hand shape on top of the other, aligning the edges.
    • Make sure the team colors are visible on both sides.
    • Using a glue gun, carefully apply glue along the edges of the foam, leaving the bottom edge open for your hand to slide in.
    • Press the edges together firmly to create a pocket-like structure.
    layering and gluing Cheering Hand Foam shaped papers

    Step 3: Decorate Your Hand Foam

    Now comes the fun part! Use glitter, sequins, stickers, markers, and any other decorative materials you like to personalize your foam hand. Let your imagination run wild and show off your team spirit.

    Add additional decorations or details that reflect your unique style. You can write your team’s name, add slogans, or even glue on small foam elements that represent your team’s logo or mascot.

    decorating DIY Cheering Hand Foam

    Follow Along!

    Here is an easy to follow instruction video that we found for you! Feel free to watch the video and gather inspiration, information, and motivation for your craft activity!

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