After the popularity of our previous virtual craft afternoon, we decided it was time to do it again!
As Halloween is on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween bunting. We asked our young people to collect all their arts and craft supplies, string, paper clips or pegs, recycling and their creativity to get to work on making their Halloween bunting. I asked our young people to collect recycling for our previous virtual craft session because I think it is important to encourage our young people to reuse materials and have fun creating cool things with what could be seen as just rubbish.
To start us off, I had made my own bunting so I could give the young people some ideas. I had made a Frankenstein, a Mummy, a ghost, a pumpkin and a spider which I had attached with pegs to a string. It was so great to see the young people look at my designs and then get straight to work creating their own Halloween characters. You could see the concentration on all their faces, and it was a joy to behold.
Whilst we created our Halloween bunting, we chatted about what the young people would be up to over half term. One of the young people even asked if we could do another virtual craft afternoon session for Christmas which we agreed to straight away. We did have one rule that we had to follow so we can do our Christmas virtual craft session: that we wear an item of Christmas clothing! The young people agreed to this and suggested we make Christmas cards and decorations for our homes for Christmas.
By the end of the nearly two-hour session, one of our young people had created 22 individual designs for their bunting! We were very impressed by all the young people’s hard works and we are cannot wait until the next virtual craft session at Christmas!