Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Walford Mill Crafts: Day 2

Today I started out by finishing the Halloween creations from last week. There's three kids' workshops coming up; Spooky lanterns (which I created last week), mummies and monsters and Halloween cupcake decorating. This morning I made the mummies and monsters samples to show the kids, so without further ado here they are:
Many-eyed alien / monster, Vampire, Mummy

Cone Dracula
 I think they're all pretty exciting, but the vampire guy is my favourite. Other than specifically using bandages to make the mummy I had free reign to do anything I wanted which was really fun.

After some general admin duties (washing out jam jars for the lantern workshop) and lunch, it was time to start working on some christmas goodies! Decorations for the christmas exhibition and decorative christmas kites for another upcoming workshop. I didn't take any photos of those yet but all will be revealed in it's glittery gloriousness soon!

Then at 4 o'clock it was time for the after school craft club with the kids. I've not had much experience with children so I supervised the kids and the adult overlord teacher supervised us all. We did some painting with acrylic paint, and then went on to make gnomes from bits of tree and felt (a bit like this). Mostly I just brandished the glue gun as the kids are not allowed to use it. I'm probably going to be helping with the workshops every week now to get a bit of 'teaching/assisting' experience under my belt, which is quite exciting as the kids are really funny and daft, just like me.

Then it was time to tidy up and come home. And that's it!
Next week: Halloween cupcakes!