The young boy walked into the studio in tears, exclaiming he did not want his father to leave. Just weeks before this, that same boy would virtually push his parents out of the door, eager to have my full attention as we embarked on a creative journey together. The next day, a
If I gave you some paper and pencils, you would expect to write or draw. Paint, brushes and canvas could indicate a picture to be painted. Coloured paper scraps, scissors and glue would tempt you to make a collage. But, a cardboard roll or box, a tin can or plastic bag – these represent
Planning a party for the little ones? What can possibly go wrong? The comedian, W.C. Fields knew what he was talking about when he advised; “Never work with children or animals”. Why? Because they’re unpredictable and you can never be certain of outcomes when they’re involved. That being said, it is possible
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – three easy Australia Day paintings. These projects are so easy anyone can do them, and they look fantastic. Read my post, Why I Love a Sunburnt Country to find out about all the wonderful things this country has to offer.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, making storytelling games. In my post, Why Telling Tall Tales is Good For You, I explained the importance of encouraging this in children – and ourselves. TEACUP TALES The Goddesses love a television show called Teacup Travels. It inspired me to get the very special teacups
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – clever ways to get creative with Christmas card crafts. These projects are a great way to avoid adding to the ever-growing piles of rubbish on our planet. Have you read my post How to Win by Avoiding the Bin? So first things first, DON’T THROW OUT
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, funtastic gifts for Christmas. These little gifts come straight from the heart but do not require special skills and expensive materials. In fact, they are funtastic. They include a gorgeous teacup garden, a decorative tin, a personalised mug and a chalk board cutting board.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – stick art. There are so many wonderful things you can create using the sticks you find in your yard – or even in a park if you live in an apartment. Did you read my post, Making These Fairy Furniture Projects is a Walk in the
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – an easy wheel of joy and a happy memory scroll-hive. In 11 Survival Tips for Taming Terrible Tantrums, I about the perfect storm created when toddlers do not have the skills to communicate their feelings calmly. The outbursts are often unavoidable and the best bet is to
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – Chinese New Year crafts. Chinese New Year is the most important of the many holidays and celebrations celebrated by the Chinese. The celebration goes on for days and days and can last longer than a month. The date changes every year as the Chinese calendar