DIY Projects


Skilling & Capability


Limited Mobility Friendly
Indoor Friendly
Mentally Stimulating
Cheap or Free


Creating and building something from scratch is mentally stimulating, great for self-esteem and wonderful in maintaining your Old Mate's fine-motor skills.

Depending on you and your Old Mate's skills and resources - what you choose to build could vary wildly from small arts & craft projects using household items right up to large woodworking projects like building a bookshelf.


  • Take all necessary safety precautions when using items like saws, hammers and power tools.


  • YouTube is a great repository for creative inspiration. The Channel 'The Q' will show you how to create some incredibly creative things, like this cardboard marble labyrinth:


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