Happy New Year – Spring Festival Inspiration

I love this time of year. A time for a new beginning, have a clear out of the old and bring in the new. And talking of new this year’s catalogue is out and on its way to customers. If you’ve not got one give us a call and we’ll get one out to you straightaway. Also we have sent out our spring festival leaflet with craft ideas – get your sneak-peek here.

Spring Term Festivals
Spring term brings with if some of our most popular festivals of the year for making crafts:

Valentines Day: 14th February 2015
Chinese New Year: 19th February 2015
Mother’s Day: 15th March 2015
Easter: 5th April 2015

This year you have a good month before you have to get stuck into your activities so you have time to plan. Here is some inspiration for you:

Red and Pink for Valentine’s gives you several activities including colour sorting, colour grading a fun valentine collage that is not too adult led.

There are more Valentine ideas can be found on Red Ted Art.

 

Chinese New Year is hot on the heels of Valentine’s and a traditional colour to use for decorating your room for this festival is red (very handy!). 2015 is year of the Sheep. Our horse collage was so popular last year that this year we’ve made sheep templates for you. One little girl kept her horse collage for over a month – she gave it a name and excitedly showed all visitors her ‘pet’ horse. How sweet is that? Plus we have our wonderful Dragon Templates for a true Chinese feel. The children will love to decorate these then run around with them pretending to be fearsome dragons.

For Mother’s Day flowers, hearts or handprints will do the job nicely. We’ve got plenty of heart and flower materials for you to play with. Take a look at our Pinterest page for some super ideas for Mum. My favourite is the photo pots with grass hair growing – so bringing in a bit of gardening to your activity. And yes, we have pots and saucers for you.

For Easter last year we made a group piece of work to hang in the church. It was great fun to make and real hit with everyone. Find out about the thinking process behind the project.

Well I hope I’ve given you some food for thought for this term’s festivals. Please let me know your favourite activities so I can try them out and share them with others.

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