When I run art classes in aged care, to creatively engage with people and hear them share their stories is always enjoyable. Today's craft activity was based on remembering baking. Whilst handling a vintage muffin tin and browsing though a Margaret Fulton Desserts cookbook, the ladies shared stories of baking past. From green jelly slice to making icing sugar flowers from scratch, all had a story to share. One lady mastered Chocolate Eclairs and they were often requested at social events, whilst another loved making chocolate fudge slice for the kids.
For this craft class I pre-cut the felt pieces and the ladies assembled and layered their felt muffins. All muffins looked delicious and the ladies were happy to work with a new medium: stick-o-felt, and reminisce on times past.