Wednesday, 25 August 2010


Crafty Creatures has gone out of this Universe to provide space themed crafts with libraries across the region. Crafty Creatures has been in Libraries across Durham, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside. Crafts were designed to link in with this years libraries Reading Challenge - Space Hop.

Some fab Space Invader Aliens have been made, with lashings of glitter glue to create a slimmed effect! Rockets, an Alien Space Ship and a Planets collage are also the crafts which children have loved making. Yet again it's been great to see a child's creativity flourish with an array of materials. Definitely seeing some budding artists across the summer.

Sure Start Children's Centres

Across the summer Crafty Creatures has been at Laurel Avenue and Kelloe Children's Centres to provide weekly crafts. Themes have varied each week, from jungle crafts, down on the farm to lets explore crafts.

The crafts are designed to suit a variety of ages, so children of all ages can participate. In addition to the themed crafts children have loved getting messy with finger paints and creating patterns and textures with paint and texture rollers.


Looking for something different for your child's party then look no further. Crafty Creatures provides stress free crafts for Events and Parties. Crafts are designed around a theme of your choice and the children get to take whatever they have made home, giving them a lasting memento of the party!

Crafty Creatures was recently at Amy's 6th birthday party. Amy decided she wanted a "rainbow" craft and said she loved Unicorns. A mixture of themes you may think but Crafty Creatures was happy to oblige, along with the slime for the end of the party. Have a look at the pictures - a great time was had by all!!

Christ Church Community Fun Day

Christ Church in Felling held a community festival and Crafty Creatures provided food related crafts to reinforce information about Gateshead's Soul Soup Project. Soul Soup is part of a wider Generations Together project, which aims to bring together over 1,700 local residents, young and old. The community-based work will enable local groups around the borough to set up a ‘Soul Soup CafĂ©’; a meeting place for people of all ages to come together to discuss what is important to them in their community.

Children and their families made a picnic collage and their own bowl of soup craft - along with a recipe to make their own summer vegetable soup.

Water Crafts at Windy Nook School

Nursery and Reception children were learning about water in the last school term and we came along to provide a craft day for the children and their parents. The crafts were designed to reinforce what the children had learnt and were also lots of fun. Some of the crafts were a collage of Venice, a sail boat (made using shapes), a beach picture with lots of paint and lighthouse picture - the children loved adding textures for the stones!


What a busy time it's been over the last few months, Crafty Creatures was asked to provide crafts for Lobley Hill Community Festival in June. A lovely day was had by all and children left with bags fulls of crafts they had made.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Spring In the Park

More recently Crafty Creatures was asked to provide a "Healthy and Active" workshop for families at the Spring Saltwell Park Show. We lost count of how many children made the crafts, but there certainly was a lot! Children had the opportunity to make a collage of the Seaside and sports you may do there and a Woodland picture where lots of different textures and materials were used to create an active, outdoor themed collage.

It's a Jungle Out There...

In February Crafty Creatures was asked to do a Jungle workshop at Gateshead Old Town Hall. It's always lovely to see the all the different and individual crafts which are made from the same materials.

The Mr Men, The Mr Men...

I know these photos are out of order, but here are some pictures of crafts from Hamish's Mr Men party back in February. The Mr Messy craft certainly was messy - but fun with lots of bright pink paint and wool.

Monday, 19 April 2010


Here's some photos of crafts from Isabella's 4th birthday party from early March. Isabella choose the theme Pirates & Princesses for the crafts and some great pirate boat pictures, pirate hats and crowns were made.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Happy New Year...

I know it's a little late as January is now over but hope you had a lovely time.

It's been a rather snowy start to the year but the crafts at Edward's Ben 10 party and the very pink Princesses at Lucy's party haven't reflected this. Apart from some glitter and angel dust you would never have guessed we've just come out of our festive season.

Comming up over the next few weeks are some Mr Men crafts at Hamish's 5th birthday party, Jungle crafts at Gateshead Old Town Hall and in March as part of World Book Week some Transport themed crafts at Brandon library.

Please keep checking for information of where Crafty Creatures will be or if you would like to book an event or party please contact me Nicola on 07966 297426