Printmaking with children
Using foam sheets, some plastic drawing tools, printmaking ink, coloured paper and scraps of fabric the kids created some wonderful prints. It was fun, but really, really messy! Some kids were worried their hands were still blue the next morning when they had to go to school, haha. Luckily it's all waterbased!
|The printing station before the kids came ©Fenfolio2016|
|Drawing their design ©Fenfolio2016|
|The kids were very creative and productive ©Fenfolio2016|
|Inking up the foam sheet ©Fenfolio2016|
|Printmaking is a very, very messy job! ©Fenfolio2016|
|Cool designs printed on coloured paper and fabric|
Making your own fabric and paper wreath
In preparation for Christmas I decided to organise my first ever craft workshop. We made wreaths from scraps of fabric tied around a wired ring. The paper wreath was made by curling various strips of gift wrap paper, coloured paper and double-sided paper and pinned down onto a polystyrene ring. They loved it and thought it was very therapeutic.
|Cutting strips of fabric ©Fenfolio2016|
|They could choose to make a fabric or a paper wreath |
|Making piles of strips of fabric ©Fenfolio2016|
|Pinning down curled strips of papers ©Fenfolio2016|
|Tying the strips around the wired ring ©Fenfolio2016|
|Lots of different patterns ©Fenfolio2016|
|Curled wrapping paper ready to be pinned |
|Beautiful combination of colours and textures|
|Even old jeans were being used! ©Fenfolio2016|
|A beautiful paper wreath ©Fenfolio2016|
|Another beautiful paper wreath ©Fenfolio2016|
|Proud of their creations ©Fenfolio2016|
|My friend Dorothy found a different use for her |
unfinished wreath! ©Fenfolio2016
Making Christmas baubles from fabric
Local art and crafts group Third Stage invited me to organise something Christmassy for them. I decided to have them create their own Christmas baubles from scraps of fabric. Almost every woman has some (or lots) scraps at home. It was great to see what they brought along. Just before the workshop I visited a few local charity shops and was very lucky to find some sparkly fabric that I added to our collection.
Once they measured the parts on the polystyrene ball, they cut out their pattern and the peices of fabric. With a scalpel sections were cut into and with a palette knife the pieces of fabric were pushed into the cuts. The baubles were then finished off with some ribbon and sequins. Easy, fun and beautiful results!
|First the sections were drawn on the ball ©Fenfolio2016|
|Then fabric was cut out with the use of a simple pattern |
|Everyone hard at work ©Fenfolio2016|
|Stunning handmade Christmas baubles in just 2 hours!|