I love working with Wikki Stix (wikkistix.com) I have built scale models of a volcano, made a model tooth, created a flower diagram. Wikki Stix activities are good for both kids and their loved ones. So I decided to try using them with grandma!
They are sticky sticks, they stretch, bend, and will stick to almost anything. Mom researched it and told me that it is non-toxic. I bought some of the Wikki Stix and tried making jewelry with grandma. She LOVED it. People with dementia like to use their hands. We KNOW they love to solve puzzles. But they also benefit from many art activities where they can be creative. Playing with Wikki Stix can be a wonderful activity for people with Alzheimer's disease. Grandma created many shapes, and then we both decided to make matching bracelets. I am happy that grandma was able to copy the bracket that I made. Now we have a special keepsake!
- Let your loved one create whatever they would like
- Try to make a shape like a heart, and ask them to copy the shape with their stick (this exercises their brain!)
- Sort the sticks by color
- There is no correct way to play with them, use your imagination
|Grandma copies my shapes|
|We design a bracelet|
|Adding finishing touches|
|Proud of our work!|
|We love our matching bracelets!|