PAPER PLATE SUN

You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Poster paint
  • Paper hand shapes
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue
  • Tape/string
  • Sponge

Instructions:

  1. Paint your paper plate and paper hands in a nice bright colour.
  2. Glue the hands onto the back of the paper plate to make the sun rays.
  3. Add wiggle eyes and smile onto the sun for its face.
  4. Sponge some paint onto the sun for cheeks.
  5. Tape a loop of string on the back to hang.

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You will need:

  • Large Polyball
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Orange Acrylic Paint
  • Wooden Sticks or Skewers
  • Google Eyes

Instructions:

  1. Paint polyball brown with an orange face.
  2. Attach two google eyes.
  3. Cut wooden sticks/skewers in half and insert all around the body of the hedgehog.

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May Closing Dates

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Play Resource will be closed on Monday 2nd May for May Day and

Monday 30th May for May Bank Holiday.

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EASY BUNNY IN A BASKET

You will need:

  • Large pom pom
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue/scissors
  • Funky foam
  • Basket 80mm

Instructions:

  1. Cut bunny ears, a nose and whiskers from funky foam to fit the pom pom.
  2. Glue these onto the large pompom, pushing the ears in slightly to secure.
  3. Pop the bunny into the basket, padding this out a little with tissue if you wish. Add a blob of glue and you are done!

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FLUFFY SHEEP

You will need:

  • Cotton balls
  • Polyball (70mm/30mm)
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue/scissors
  • Cocktail sticks/skewers
  • Funky foam – black

Instructions:

  1. Draw a little sheep head on funky foam and cut this out. Glue on two wiggle eyes.
  2. Glue cotton balls onto a polyball. We used two different sizes here to make a Mummy and baby sheep.
  3. Insert four cocktail sticks or skewers into the body of the sheep to make the legs. Firm pipecleaners would also do for these.
  4. Finally, glue the face onto the front and your fluffy sheep is complete!

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BUNNY JAM JAR

You will need:

  • Small glass jam jar
  • Felt
  • Ribbon
  • Funky foam
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Elastic bands
  • Marker

Instructions:

  1. Cut a circle from coloured felt approximately 10cm wide, and stretch this over the lid of a clean glass jar. Add an elastic band to secure.
  2. Tie ribbon around the elastic band to hide it and add a little glue to secure.
  3. Cut a circle approximately 5cm wide from funky foam and stick on two wiggle eyes. Draw a mouth and nose using a marker. Glue to the front of the jar.
  4. Draw two ear shapes on funky foam and cut these out. Glue to the ‘hat’. You can use felt for these instead if you wish.
  5. Draw two hand/paw shapes on felt and cut them out. Glue them to the body of the jar and you are done!

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Funny Bones …. there’s life in the old bones yet!

Play Resource has been delivering high quality arts programmes for children and young people throughout Northern Ireland for over 20 years. In 2010 with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland we introduced a new programme ‘Age and Creativity’ which aimed to give older people access to the arts. This programme developed in response to the growing number of groups working with older people that are using our services has been a great success! Some positive outcomes were;

  • individuals had an opportunity to get together socially
  • express themselves
  • communicate with each other
  • keep active physically and mentally
  • develop new skills
  • showcase their art work
  • most of all HAVE FUN!

We are delighted to continue this work through Funny Bones which is our new arts programme with older people which is now running in five centres throughout Belfast with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

We’ve teamed up with the Ulster Museum working with Colleen Waters Head of Learning and Partnership for this project which began in February 2016 with group visits to the museum. This gave us access to the expertise of Dr Geraldine Macartney, Science Education Officer who opened up a world of ammonites, fossils, bones, dinosaurs, animals, sea creatures which sparked creative ideas and also new interest!

The arts programme is led by artists Anna O’Kane and Anne Quail with participants from City Way Day Centre; Families Beyond Conflict; Loopland Fold; Men’s Shed and Newington Day Centre who have been creating artworks that have drawn inspiration from the artifacts and specimens seen in the museum interpreting them in materials such as felt, wood, plaster and clay. Their artwork sets out to reflect the essential aspects of everyday life – their place, social structures, work life, memories, humour and celebration. These themes will be expressed in a range of art forms including sculpture, costume and art installations that will go on public display in an exhibition opening at the Ulster Museum, Discover Art Zone on Thursday 28th April to Friday 27 May 2016.

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March/April 2017 Closing Dates

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March/April Closing Dates

Play Resource will be closed on Friday 17th March for St Patrick’s Day.

We will also close for Easter on Friday 14th April at 4.00pm and will re-open on Wednesday 19th April at 9.30am.

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FAMILY TREE

You will need:

  • Wooden tree with stand
  • Red satin hearts
  • Strips of red paper
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Pack of 4 cm wooden letters
  • PVA glue
  • Pictures of family/friends

Instructions as follows:

  1. Cut strips of red paper and fold each strip in half.
  2. Tape or staple the two ends together to form a heart shape.
  3. Using the paper hearts to stencil round, cut out family photos for the tree
  4. Cut out the pictures and glue the paper heart on top of each heart photo
  5. Paint wording for the tree and glue on.
  6. Glue paper hearts onto the tree and decorate however you wish..we used red satin hearts!
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‘OWL YOU NEED IS LOVE’

You will need:

  • Google Eyes
  • Feathers
  • Felt Tip Pens
  • Egg Cartons (scrap)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Card

Instructions:

  1. Remove lid from egg carton, use this to cut the body and wings from.
  2. Cut 2 sections from the lower part of egg carton to use for eyes and beak.  Use double sided tape to attach to the body!
  3. Use felt tips to add details.
  4. Stick on feathers to the wings, and add the google eyes.

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LOVE FLAMINGO

You will need:

You will need:

  • Google Eyes
  • Feathers
  • Glitter Card
  • Pink Pipecleaners
  • Pom-Pom
  • Double Sided Tape

Instructions:

  1. Cut 2 matching large hearts out of glitter card.
  2. Use pipecleaners to make 2 legs and one for the neck.
  3. Add feathers for the tail.
  4. Use a pompom for the head, add google eyes and a small triangle of glitter card for the beak.

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