They file into the studio and choose their seats. They are the latest Wacky Workshops students (aged five to 12) and they’re drawing a picture of their favourite toy. This was the first activity in a toy-making workshop. A way to keep them busy and get into a creative groove while waiting for the
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, making a good little dinosaur. If you read my post, How to Create Your Own Happy Ending, you will understand what inspired this craft. As usual, most of the materials are things you will find around the house and you can get as creative as you like
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making dreamcatchers. OK, so I’m not going to guarantee they will stop nightmares, but that is the legend behind them. Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people of North America. Legend has it the Spider Woman, Asibikaashi, took care of the people, especially the children, of
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – making woollen dolls. With the weather getting cooler here in Australia our minds turn to all things warm and wool is one of the best of them. Every year, inspired by the cooler temperatures, I vow I’m going to start, or finish, a knitted scarf or blanket.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – a no-sew heart pillow. Funny how decorative pillow prices can range from a few dollars to $20 or $30. You can sometimes find the little square ones in the cheap shops for $5 and I’ve even snapped up some bargain pillows for $2 each. Yet,
RIBBON FAIRIES Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – ribbon fairies. Do you have a bunch of old leftover gift ribbon pieces you don’t know what to do with? In my pre- Christmas post How to Win by Avoiding the Bin I actually told readers to keep these scraps. Those who took my
Hi, and welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making turquoise jewellery. You won’t believe the secret ingredient we are using to make it.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project. I love flower pens. It’s hard to be unhappy when you’re writing with something so pretty and they are loads of fun to make. I saw one in a shop years ago and figured I could do that and I have many times. It has always been a