Five sensory festive activities for the blind

Any holiday season should be celebrated together and with some fun crafts everyone can enjoy!

Easter and spring have egg and flower crafts, autumn has natural crafts with colourful leaves and pokey pine cones. However, the festive season can be the best as you can engage all the senses. During the holidays we are baking, decorating and spending time with family and friends.

This can be something for the kids or yourself; you can create Christmas decorations or make their own gifts to give to their friends. There are so many ways to engage everyone, including those with visual impairments or other disabilities.

Here are some sensory festive crafts & activities:

Braille Apple Cinnamon Ornaments

We all know that mixing applesauce and cinnamon creates dough that can be turned into delightfully ornaments. But did you know that you can add cloves to create personalized braille ornaments?


Tactile Christmas Trees

We all have left over material around from felt, buttons and old velcro that no longer sticks. You can even use old sponges or towels; you will be surprised what you can find in your house. You can use these to make little sensory festive crafts that are easy to put together and can hang on your tree or window seal.


Cheerios Ornament

Yep, it’s just cheerios’ cereal strung onto a pipe cleaner. It’s easy (and tasty) and also a great fine motor activity!



Stained Glass pictures

With just some card and tissue paper you can create “stained glass” wonders. These would be fun to do on a light box, too!



Snow Paint

Did you know that mixing equal parts white glue and shaving cream creates snow paint? Brush it on to card and see what it feels like when it’s dry!




Crafts really can be accessible to everyone, no matter their abilities or disabilities. Have a happy holiday season and have fun with your festive activities!