Tuesday, 26 August 2014

How to make Paper Beads

I really enjoyed making these paper beads. They're so easy!

You will need:
Exciting multicoloured paper, a magazine page works well.
A pencil.
Some glue, PVA is best.
Some ribbon or string to thread on to.

1. Cut out long thin triangles from your paper, the length of the base of the triangle is how wide your bead will be.

2. Roll the triangle, base first, not too tightly around your pencil like in the picture below and stop half way.

3. Spread glue on to the triangle and continue to roll to the tip.

4. Smear the glue all over the bead to seal the bead, remove it from the pencil and there's your first bead!

Make lots of beads and thread them on to your ribbon. Tie the ends and you have a necklace!

Flag workshop at Treloan Campsite

Here's Tom with his brilliant flag!
First we designed them, then glued and stitched to create the designs on the flag.
They'll look great flying high over the tents later!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Patchwork Fish Workshop at Treloan Campsite

It's been such a long time!
I've been busy with my new baby Belle, she's great fun and crawls about playing with things.

Today I ran a workshop at Treloan Campsite in Portscatho near where I live. Here are the patchwork fish the children made! Aren't they fabulous.

We had great fun choosing fabrics and buttons for eyes, they even hang up on a string. Some of the children made little outfits for them too! 
Hope everyone is having a lovely summer. :)