We’ve been having fun at our Arty Crafty Workshops in the Village Hall.
In the first session we talked about altered books and making our own stamps and stencils:
For some it was hard to tear out the pages of a book but everyone seemed to enjoy messing about with paint.
Introducing the magically relaxing game of doodling was generally thought to be one of the favourites.
One of the most satisfying comments, for me, on the feedback forms was “Very enjoyable, brought out my inner child” – Hurray! – that’s what I am aiming for – makes me feel all warm a fuzzy inside!! And one feedback form even had some doodles on it – fabulous!
This week, ‘Granny’s Crafty Tricks’ was designed as a workshop for grandparents to have a few craft ideas up their sleeves for when the grandchildren come to stay – especially as the days get shorter and we are looking for things to do inside.
I chose crafts that I have done with my 6 and 4 year old grandchildren, that have a touch of magic about them, and that can also be done in a more sophisticated way with all ages and for oneself if you don’t have any kids to play with.
First tattoo a banana!
here’s one I did earlier, using the picture of a butterfly laid over the banana and going round the outlines with a pin.
Everyone went very quiet as they worked on their designs – and as the Hall has Wifi, I could show all the amazing designs and even some videos on the internet.
a bit of magic for teatime!
Onto pop-up cards – a bit more of a brain tease, but worth it in the end …….. I hope!
A really wonderful group – up for having a go!
We then played around with names, letters, sigils and mirror writing with some doodling thrown in. As ever, time ran out really quickly and there was just a few minutes at the end to demonstrate decorations that can be made with an empty loo roll. And again I was able show the fabulous examples one can find on the web.
Next week: Messy Play and Sticky Fingers!