Summer Closing Dates

Summer

Play Resource will be closed on Thursday 12th  and Friday 13th July 2018. 

We will re-open at 9.30am on Monday 16th July.

 

 

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Creative Paths Project of the Month – May 2018

Creative Paths Project of the Month

Group: Highfield Community Centre
Date: February – April 2018
Artist: Anu Sundarlingam

Welcome to our Project of the Month ‘Sky Land and Sea’ created by children from Highfield Community Centre. Anu Sundarlingam led this beautiful felting project with children aged 8 years to 10 years. They explored the theme of Sky, Land and Sea through collage which lead them to produce a large felt art piece currently on display at Play Resource. Other small artworks were produced by the children to keep. The creation of the artwork is shown here through the following pictures…..

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Thank you for your support

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After the recent call for help, I want to personally thank all of our wonderful members who sent letters of support to Play Resource.  The response was overwhelming and far exceeded our expectations.  It was very humbling for myself and the staff to read how much members value and care about Play Resource.

The appeal was lodged with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland with the letters of support.  I will, of course, keep members updated on the outcome.

Again, thank you for your continued support.  It really is appreciated,

Yours,

Gail McGarvey

Director

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EGGBOX CATERPILLAR

You will need:

Instructions:

  1. Remove one half of an egg box and drizzle poster paint over the top.
  2. Once you have added a few colours leave to dry.
  3. Twist two pipecleaners to make them curly and pierce the top of the egg box with them to make antennae. We used our ‘tiger tail’ (stripey) pipecleaners here.
  4. Either glue on wiggle eyes or use self adhesive eyes and you are complete!

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BIRD FEEDER

You will need:

Instructions:

  1. Using decent scissors (carefully) cut a large plastic bottle in two.
  2. Cut notches in the top section and fan them out.
  3. Cut a square shape out of the bottom section big enough for a bird!
  4. Paint the bottle with acrylic paint – if you want to make it easier to paint, cover the bottle in masking tape first. Leave to dry.
  5. Decorate both halves with felt stickers, buttons and glitter glue to make it look pretty.
  6. Add birdseed and firmly insert the bottom half into the top section. You can optionally glue this on and add birdseed from the top.
  7. Finally, wrap some string around the top to hang.

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TOADSTOOL FAIRY HOUSE

You will need:

Instructions:

  1. Paint your giant spool with red and white acrylic paint to look like a toadstool. You could use large tubes and cut cardboard circles as an alternative.
  2. Paint your fairy door how you wish and add detail using permanent markers.
  3. Cut fake grass to size using the base of the spool as a template and glue down.
  4. Cut circles from white felt or other fabric and glue to the top of the spool for spots.
  5. Glue the door to the front of the spool and add a mini craft bottle.
  6. Finally, decorate using fabric daisies, craft flowers or stickers as you like.

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CINDERELLA SLIPPER

 

You will need:

  • Thick sock
  • Clingfilm
  • Cellotape
  • Glue gun
  • Gemstones/stickers
  • Marker
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Scrap tubes/bottles

Instructions:

  1. Wear a thick sock on foot you are using to make the shoe.
  2. Draw around your foot onto cardboard to create a template for sole, then cut this out.  Remember to make any adjustments to the template, like a pointed shoe shape, before cutting out.
  3. Wrap the entire foot in clingfilm, then cover the clingfilm with cellotape.  If making a heeled shoe hold your foot in an arched position.
  4. Take the cut out sole and attach with more tape to the underside of the slipper.
  5. Slide “shoe” off foot and trim to desired shape.
  6. Use a glue gun to attach a heel from scrap tube, lids or bottles – be creative!
  7. Add colour to shoe using coloured tape or add some sparkle using rhinestones, gems, glitter and more!

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EMY’S SKITTLES

You will need:

  • Large polyballs
  • Pipecleaners
  • Poster paint
  • PVA glue
  • Wiggle eyes self adhesive
  • Scrap cones
  • Wool for hair
  • Collage materials e.g. stickers, felt, gemstones

Instructions:

  1. Decorate various cardboard tubes and cones using paint and collage materials.
  2. Paint large polyballs for the head and add google eyes.
  3. Add different numbers to the front of your cones to score the game.
  4. Use a tennis ball or a ball with a bit of weight to try and knock them over!

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FOIL TRANSFER T-SHIRT

You will need:

 Instructions:
  1. Draw your design lightly in pencil on a white t-shirt to act as a guide.
  2. Insert some thick card inside the t-shirt to stop the two sides getting stuck together.
  3. Cut small sections of gold foil from the scrapstore.
  4. Working quickly and carefully, draw over small sections of your design using a cool melt glue gun.
  5. Press the gold foil over the top of the glue carefully.
  6. Once dry, peel the excess foil off and you will be left with your design.

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SCRAP MANDALA

You will need:

  • Card
  • Rope
  • Bottle tops
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Collage materials to decorate

Instructions:

  1. Draw a circle on your paper; this will be the size of your mandala. You can trace around an object such as a plate, a roll of packing tape or a cardboard ring.
  2. Draw one line horizontally in the centre of your circle, then another vertically, so that you have four equal quadrants in the circle.
  3. Start by gluing a small circular object such as a bottle top onto the centre of your large circle.
  4. Use scrap materials to create organic shapes coming out of each of the four quadrants from the small circle.
  5. Working from the “negative” spaces in your current design, glue down additional pieces of different shaped scrap items like rope, lids, cord until you are happy with how it looks. Be as creative as you like.

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SCRAP CACTUS

You will need:

  • Foam sheet – green
  • Scissors
  • Red pom-pom
  • Matchsticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flower pot
  • Brown tissue or crepe
  • Green cone (scrap)

Instructions:

  1. Cut several cactus ‘arms’ from the sheet of foam, and glue onto the cone.
  2. Take quite a few of the matchsticks, and cut into various sizes. Use them to pierce through the foam arms to resemble thorns.
  3. Glue the red pom-pom on as a cactus ‘flower’.
  4. Place the cactus in the pot, and add crumpled brown tissue or crepe to look like soil.

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SCRAP BIRD CAGE

You will need:

Instructions:

  1. Cut four strips of card approx. 45cm x 1.5cm, and punch a hole half way along each.
  2. Use a plastic tray for the base, and cellotape the first 2 strips to the pot in a X shape.
  3. Attach the other 2 card strips the same way.
  4. Create the bird by trimming a piece of foam into shape.
  5. Add details like beads for eyes and feathers using glue.
  6. Attach a string to suspend the bird in the cage.
  7. Line up all the centre holes and pass a split pin through to attach string to the cage.
  8. Cover the tray using coloured masking tape, and add some gems etc. to decorate.

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