Crafts in a Crisis – through the lockdown of 2020
Because we all need to stay focused and not panic while keeping our hands busy and hearts full.
June 22nd – Summer Solstice and eclipse
Print out the Solstice and Equinox model sheet
June 15th – Leaf Rubbings
June 8th – Colour Wheel Scavenger Hunt
12 division of the circle template to glue your decorator paint chips on
June 3rd – Tracing the path of Venus
This is the YouTube I mention in the video, it explains the science well.
June 1st – looking at leaf symmetry
a page of graph paper if you need it.
May 27th – sprouting seeds of geometry
May 25th – weaving curves
May 20th – Stitching stars and setting them free!
May 18th – what we gain from drawing the pentagon
May 15th making the kite from tetrahedrons
May 13th taking the triangle into 3D
May 11th – painting triangle flowers
May 6th – painting pentagon flowers
May 4th – making nature wands
April 27th – Stitch the star and pentagon as one
April 29th- threading stars in our flowers
April 22nd – making stars and spirals of nature
April 20th – making spirals
Download and print this sheet here, or follow video to cut your own shapes.
April 15th – looking for natural proportions with the Golden Ratio
Scroll down to April 1st to download the Pentagonal Pattern pack that will have a star to start with to make your ‘callipers’
April 13th – Collage with pressed flowers and leaves
April 8th – Paint the pine cone Spiral
April 6th – Journey of a Star
April 3rd – Origami Cranes and a story
story sheet and info, not essential for making the cranes but info and photos about the monument
April 1st – pentagonal pattern making
Download the pentagonal pattern pack to get started on making stars upon stars upon stars
March 30th 2020 – seeing the Number 5 in Nature
Sheet to practise drawing
March 24th 2020 – Shapes of the moon
Recreating the phases of the moon this is the explanation sheet and below is the FB live
March 25th – Snail shells and how they form
Below is the FB video and go to Wolfram Demo Project for the shell shaping demonstration in the image below, and link to Dr Helen Scales article below.
Link to the shell shape software program is:
And the article from the fantastic Dr Helen Scales is well worth reading.
March 26th – Pressing flowers and leaves
March 27th – Seeing things differently
Shape hunting sheets to trace shapes from and the archetype shapes