Friday, 19 November 2010

Christmas crafting with kids

One of the courses I'm tutoring this term is 'Get Ready for Christmas'..........a 5 week after school course for primary aged children [5-11 years] and their parents......each session lasts about 2 hours. It's fun, loud and very messy!!
It was booked up very quickly.......there's 20 odd children with their parents....and we have a waiting list.
We give the kids lots of inspiration......and support where needed.....but encourage them to 'do their own thing' and develop their own creativity........most do not need asking twice......and can't wait to get started each week.
This week our 'focus' was christmas cards......and these are some that they produced.










I just love children enjoying being messily creative........and interestingly.......their parents..... who are supposed to be working with them.......are just as likely to be totally engrossed in creating their own masterpieces!!

And some children.......decided against christmas cards altogether.......what a stunning piece of jewelry designed and made completely independantly by an 8 year old.

18 comments:

pinky said...

Brilliant work from the kids Jacky!! They must have a good teacher lol. Love the cotton wool beards, boy does that take me back:)
Pinky

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! This is where all crafters start isn't it. What fantastic work! Lx

Heather said...

Oh how I wish my boy wasn't so fussy about textures then we too could have lots of crafty messy sessions !! Oh well :) Great pics of some lovely creations Jacky :))

Kathyk said...

And I'm sure there will be some proud parents on the receiving end of these projects too. I remember gettign pretty messy at those sort of sessions in the run up to Christmas myself.

Kathyk

Dora said...

O wow such creativity and they sure seemed to have had heaps of fun :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job! My class enrollment has been miserable recently. May take a break for a couple of months.
Rinda

Amy said...

Gosh, they have done a great job! Sounds like a fun class to take Jacky :-)

Karen said...

What fun--for you and the class! They created some wonderful projects. I'd love to join you for this class.

Amy said...

What lovely cards and jewellery x

Elizabeth said...

I love the self-confidence of children and their creativity. They dare to do things we would think twice about. Thanks for sharing the work with us.

Deb said...

I love that you are doing this, Jacky. It's so fun to witness the unleashing of creativity. I'm glad you shared the photos too - love the penguins and that cute felt snowman. Have fun!!! xo

Sian said...

Oh, wow! I love the idea of a class with kids and parents in it. How clever is that? Especially at Christmas time, it sounds lovely.

Rachel B said...

What fab pieces of work they have created, I wish there had been after school crafting when I was that age :)

Giselle said...

Those children (and their parents!) are so lucky to have you Jacky, those cards and the other creations are wonderful. What a sense of achievement they must feel - and you too!

Becky said...

What fun! And some wonderfully creative cards too.

Denise said...

Lovely creations Jacky and I can imagine how much the parents get engrossed too- I would!

SarahLP said...

Wow, these are all wonderful creations! Fantastic work.. you must be a really inspiring teacher for them! :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jacky
your wreath is so darling! I love the checked fabric you used for the hearts. Also love the childrens artwork! :)