Debbie at Harlington Library has put together a couple of fun absorbing craft projects for younger carers, that can be split to fit into small time windows or done in one sitting. Of course you can always get together and spend some fun family time working on them too. There are two projects - The… Continue reading Young Carers – “Me Time” Project
It is National Carers week and if you want to show your appreciation for someone who helps you why not follow Debbie's instructions to create a balloon filled card. You will need: Coloured card - lots of colours Round ended scissors Non-toxic glue Pencil Pen Ruler 1. I decided that my card would be yellow and white. Fold the yellow piece… Continue reading A BIG THANK YOU 🙂
There is a host of information about Hedgehogs on the British Hedgehog Preservation Societies website just click here to have a look https://bit.ly/3nKud6E For the Hedgehog craft you will need... Kitchen roll centre Blue card Green card (two different greens if you have them) White card Small amount of yellow and red paper Black pen Brown… Continue reading Hedgehog Awareness week is here and Debbie has created a craft activity to celebrate.
Easter Card You will need: Green card White card Yellow card Paints, felt pens or colouring pencils (non-toxic options) Scissors - round end, or ask you adult to cut the shapes out for you and you can have all the fun putting it together. Glue (non-toxic) 1. Cut about 1cm from one long edge and one short edge of… Continue reading Two craft activities from Debbie for Easter.
Book Review by Morwenna from Harlington Library to mark Autism awareness Week 2021. Naoki Higashida wrote his best-selling book, The Reason I Jump, when he was just thirteen years old. Being unable to speak aloud, Higashida writes using an alphabet grid – a table of letters which he would point at, to then be transcribed by a helper. This method of communication gave Higashida a way to express himself and communicate with… Continue reading The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida
Follow Debbie's instructions for three fun craft activities, including a four leaf clover hat, card and leprechaun! 🍀 Warning: due to the small parts, use caution with this craft if there are pre-school children in your household, use paper alternatives rather than buttons, googly eyes etc. Enjoy! And we'd love to see pictures of your crafts on… Continue reading Three St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Children
You will need: White card or paper Red card or paper Cotton wool Crayon to draw eyes (I could not resist using googly eyes but we advise that younger children draw them) Rounded Scissors - If you do not have rounded scissors ask your adult to cut out all the shapes for you first. Then… Continue reading Debbie’s Santa Craft
Snowman for Older Children You will need: 2 sheets of white card Black card Assorted buttons (or small circles of card) Pipe cleaners or ribbon Googly eyes (if you have them) Glue Rounded Scissors Using one of the pieces of white card, cut two circles, one smaller than the other. Then fold the edge of… Continue reading Debbie’s Christmas Craft let’s make a Snowman!
You will need: 1 sheet of white card Black card Scraps of card or paper, any colour for decorating Cotton wool balls Non toxic glue stick Rounded Scissors - If you do not have rounded scissors ask your adult to cut out all the shapes for you first. Then you can have all the fun… Continue reading Debbie’s Snowman Craft for younger children