Friday, 2 March 2012
Origami make and taking with Kat Thomas, the Paper Florist came to teach the kids how to make origami flowers, peace cranes and butterflies. Joseph decided to make a gun to combat all the peace from the peace cranes! Anyway it was a fabulous afternoon of making. The kids really got into it. And they were excited to know that they could make these wonderful origami objects out of just about anything! Thanks to Kat for a great lesson!
Chinese New Year brought a flurry of printing. The kids learnt how to print using embossed wallpaper, different coloured paints and a printing press. There finished pieces were awesome!
Friday, 20 January 2012
Hannah and I pitched up to make and take club this week, armed with all sorts of random cardboard and plastic junk saved from the grip of the recycle bin. The aim was to show the kids what wonderful things can be made from junk, with a little bit of imagination and hard work. They ended up showing us! All I can say is that we are blessed to have such a creative bunch. They made everything from Pigs, Badgers and Tortoises to a Aquarium filled with fishes and a medieval catapult.
Intense concentration by Ella
Well, this week we taught the kids to knit with needles, only to find that some of them already new how to knit! The room was deathly quiet as the kids just got on with it and concentrated really hard to get the stitches right. Some, frustrated with the slowness of knitting just stopped and went back to good old finger knitting. A thoroughly enjoyable hour of knitting was had and whatever knitting the kids chose to do, it was perfect.