More from the Loftus Centre
Here are some more samples of the children’s work from my craft workshops at the Loftus Community Centre.
Mini Jungles made with cardboard, twigs, blue cellophane, pebbles, green tissue paper and lots and lots of paper mache glue.
Paper Plate Handbags. We decorated these with sticky back craft foam I found at my local $2 shop.
The bags are made by snipping the top of one paper plate and stapling it, facing inwards, to another plate. Fold the top over and stick a little Velcro on the inside to keep it closed. Then add some string or ribbon for a strap.
Notebooks to fit inside the handbags. Using the same sticky back foam I had the children decorate the front of the books and then slip a mini pencil into the side. The pencils were originally full sized. I cut them in half with pruning shears and sharpened the blunt end. That way they fit into the bags.
Inside the notebook we stapled a small pad of white paper. The cardboard backing is made of recycled cereal boxes.