Arts in Care - Recipe Cards

Here are the 'recipe cards' for five different arts forms created by artists for care staff.

The arts forms are: creative dance, writing poetry, facilitating a singing session, print making and salt dough. These recipe cards will enable care staff to run a variety of creative arts sessions. They provide ideas, suggest ingredients and give a tried and tested method to follow. They also offer some tips, variations and ideas on how to progress the arts activities. The recipe cards have all been tested out in care homes with great success. You can also find hints and tips on working with artists.

A pad of blank recipe cards is also included in the pack and you can use these to create your own recipe cards when you run a successful arts session. You can use the blank cards in your pack or you can dowload a blank card here. Once you have done this you can share these with others on the Care Inspectorate Hub by emailing and including your completed recipe card. 

Click on the images below to open up the recipe cards and get creative!

 Creative Dance recipe card




Poetry recipe card






Singing Group recipe card





Printmaking recipe card






Salt Dough recipe card




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