Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Last week I was very lucky to work with nursery and reception children from Glynwood Community Primary School in Gateshead to create mini beast artwork for their school fence. Luckily the sun was shining so we were able to work outside and see some real life mini beasts crawling around!

Before the project started we asked parents and children to collect stones, twigs and leaves which could be used for the art and I was absolutely blown away by how much was collected. It was lovely to see how eager the children were to take part in the project over the 2 days.

A centipede, spider, snails, ladybirds, a fly and butterflies were made. Here's a selection of photos which were taken.

Friday, 3 July 2009


Over the next few months Crafty Creatures is going to be "out and about" at lots of venues across the North East. In July there will be sports crafts at Oak Leaf Sports Complex's Family Fun Day, lots of Alice in Wonderland crafts for Morpeth All saints First School's Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Summer crafts at the newly opened Sherburn Hill Sure Start Children's Centre.
In August Crafty Creatures will be at Low Fell, Brandon, Pelaw, Crawcrook, Gateshead Central, Coundon and Dunston Libraries to offer crafts based around the Libraries Summer Reading Challenge theme of Quest Seekers.
Wednesday mornings in August you will see us at the Sherburn Hill Sure Start Centre with different themed crafts each week, there will be bears, bugs & insects, sealife and Australian crafts.
Over the summer Bill Quay Farm is "Going Global" with crafts from around the world. In August Crafty Creatures will be providing Rainforest themed crafts where some animal hand puppets will be made.

Looking forward to seeing you over the summer. If you would like more information about booking Crafty Creatures for an event then please contact me Nicola on 07737286876 or email me at nicola@crafty-creatures.com


Last week Crafty Creatures and some nursery school children from Windy Nook Primary School in Gateshead went on a Pirate and Seaside adventure. Crafts ranged from seaside collages, a picnic bag/suitcase to 'shiver me timbers' making a pirate's face and no pirate adventure could be complete without a pirate hat! Have a look at the photos to see just some of the great pirate crafts which were made.