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.