Every Friday at 2.30pm our craft club begins. It’s for primary school age children but we welcome little ones if crafty adults are on hand to help. We try to link crafts to seasons or events where we can. For Burns Night we made haggis and scrolls:
This week we had Changeworks visiting. They are a local environmental charity. This is Emily from Changeworks playing the rubbish game:
Emily was here to give people advice on what to do with rubbish. We wanted a craft to tie in with the rubbish theme so we went for Grass Head Worms. I’m rather fond of Grass Head Worms because:
- They’re cute
- They grow real grass hair that can be styled with scissors!
- You can make them from reused materials (old tights, takeaway boxes)
- They help children to remember that worms make compost
- They show children that compost helps the garden to grow
- Once upon a time I created them (they’re sort of my children)
Here are the worms the children made:
The last two (Wiggly and Lisa) were made by Bonnington House Nursery.
And here’s one I made earlier. He is the first. The father of all grass head worms: Father Grass Head (check his grassy beard):
We added your worms to our wiggly worm facebook album. Please send us photos of them once they get hairy.
If you like making things and looking after the planet then you’re in luck. We have a 4Rs roadshow here in the library on the 8th March at 3pm. It includes crafts and you can sew your trousers and fix your laptop too! More here.