I have been at Kirkgate Leeds Market twice in the last week, working with children on marvellous Halloween creations. Firstly on the Saturday for Same Difference Arts making Halloween monsters out of paper, and then on Tuesday helping with Playful Anywhere with the crafts.
Halloween Monsters – the first photo are the prototypes I created, and the next three are samples of what the children created. I really love the pumpkin, that face looks wonderful.
I had a wonderful helper for an hour or so, a young boy of 8. He learnt quickly how to make the pom poms, and offered to show others. He fetched things for me, and kept me entertained with his stories, introducing me to his little sister, and telling me about his family – he can speak four languages, but only three fluently! I was so impressed with his attitude, I asked him to point out his mother, and I simply had to let her know what a lovely helpful son she had, he was an absolute star!
Above – Create a Spooky Story, using story cubes. If you don’t have any cubes with pictures on, you can create your own with standard dice and a selection sheet, this is the spooky one I made (opens as a PDF).
Pumpkin den building, pom pom spiders, and simply being creative!