7th August Woodland Crafts 6

We had a wonderful day on the brickfloor at the Orchard. It was looking at its best in the sunlight. The sound of metal hitting wood rang out as ten youngsters put their hearts and souls into making mallets from the cut branches on our log pile. Tony Tohill gave everyone the confidence needed to work with sharp tools, though most of the children were only six years old.

In the afternoon, the mood changed as we began to think about fairies, fairy wands and wishes, and fairy homes. Andrea had a special moment when a butterfly came and landed on the apple tree to which her fairy was imparting magic powers… breathtaking!

Many of the young crafters also turned their hand to bow and arrow making, and trying them out too!

See-saw the safe way. Two people make light work of it.

See-saw the safe way. Two people make light work of it.

 

 

Building a fairy house takes great concentration

Building a fairy house takes great concentration

 

 

 

Alice looks very pleased with her fairy and house.

Alice looks very pleased with her fairy and house

 

 

 

 

This snake eventually lost an eye, but it gained a rich story about the dreadful event that brought about this loss.

This snake eventually lost an eye, but it gained a rich story describing the dreadful event that brought this about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you look carefully,you will see baby Elady the slug, whose birthday is this very day!

If you look carefully,you will see baby Elody the slug, whose birthday is this very day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you join us today in the park? Please leave your comments about your time with us. We’d love to hear from you.

Don’t forget, look out for more Woodland Play events coming up soon.

6 thoughts on “7th August Woodland Crafts

  1. Reply Clare Harrison-Jones Aug 7,2013 17:32

    Fairy Crafts was a happily unstructured afternoon! Esme and Finley had a fabulous time pottering in the woodland, making wands, building a fairy shelter and thank you to Karen, Naima and Liz for their encouragement of Esme’s imagination in using the props she made to tell her fairy story. Even though we should have been clearing up. A lovely time had by all and something we will come to the park and do ourselves again.

  2. Reply Gemma Sharman Aug 8,2013 17:54

    Just wanted to say HUGE thank you to the team for today. It was wonderful to see the children freely using their imagination and enjoying being outdoors (without a little gentle persuasion from me :.)). The children couldn’t stop talking about today on the way back and went home muddy and tired their parents were delighted.
    Gemma Sharman
    (play Leader House of Play + Education)

  3. Reply Liz B Oct 21,2013 17:33

    Sorry it has taken me so long to make a comment… This event was the highlight of our grandson’s week. He is still talking about how made his mallet. Thanks to Tony for his expert guidance and safety information. The “if you see a bee be a tree” advice from Liz has become a family saying.

  4. Reply Liz Oct 21,2013 18:42

    My granddaughters enjoyed that one too. The mallet acts as a handy doorstop when not in use outdoors.

    Looking forward to you both turning up again very soon, Liz!

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