Thursday, 30 July 2015
Soggy wet craft day
Let me tell you about yesterday. I was booked to work at a summer event at a local church. I have spent weeks prepping all manner of pirate and nautical crafts for the kids to make. I bought a lovely new die for the event and have cut dozens of ships, sails, anchors and skulls with crossbones. What were the kids happiest making...... butterfly bracelets. I usually use this as a 'filler' craft while waiting for glue to dry. I always cut freehand a whole pile of butterflies and let the kids decorate them with punched shapes or bits of tissue. Then we glue them to a strip of card and using a bit of sellotape to close them we make them into bracelets. This goes down a storm with the kids and it is lovely to see a whole load of kids (and mums and dads) walking around wearing a butterfly bracelet. Well yesterday was an outdoor event and it started to rain. In the end I had to ask to move everything indoors as it was nigh on impossible to sit in the rain while kids tried to work with soggy paper. Once settled I had a lovely time making bracelets....... I will keep the nautical stuff for a future event.