Pop Up Fathers Day Card

You will need:

  • Card
  • Foam
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Take a sheet of A4 card and fold in half. Crease the edge.
  2. With scissors snip three tabs in the creased edge.
  3. Pop the tabs inwards so the crease is pointing inside the card.
  4. Cut shapes from foam and stick to the tabs, or print out a photograph and stick this on instead.
  5. Decorate the outside of the card with foam letters. You can use ready made foam letters or draw your message on foam sheets and cut them out.
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People Plates

You will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Feathers
  • Felt
  • Google Eyes
  • Scrap of Fabric
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Funky Foam
  • Paint

Instructions:

The beauty of these ‘people plates’ is that you can use your imagination and create any character you want. You could even make a Mummy or Daddy face!

  1. To make a pirate paint the plate and leave to dry. Cut out a semi circle of fabric to make the hat then tie a small strip of fabric and stick onto the side. Make the eye patch and moustache using funky foam. With a black marker draw on some stubble. Make the gold earring using a pipe cleaner.
  2. To make a Native American girl cut out a long bob shape from black felt. Cut three strips on both sides of the bob and plait. Secure with pipe cleaner. Stick feathers to a strip of cardboard for head band and add beads to decorate. Make the lips using funky foam. Stick on google eyes.

 



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Model Magic Footie Keyring

You will need:

  • Model Magic
  • Black Sharpie
  • Key Ring Chain

Instructions:

  1. Make a ball from the Model Magic (this modelling material is very soft and great for younger crafters).
  2. Draw on the ball with the black Sharpie to make the pattern.
  3. Carefully press the keyring chain into the model magic ball This will dry around the keyring chain.

 

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Community Arts & Crafts Course – Students Art Exhibition

Community Arts & Crafts Course final exhibition may13

The latest Community Arts & Crafts Training Course is over for another term, but come and take a look at the vibrant exhibition of student’s artwork. It includes a range of prints, felt projects and 3D sculpture. Open from June to September 2013 at Play Resource, upstairs in the Ideas Gallery.

Take inspiration from it, collect great ideas, or better still sign up for the course due to start in September! Watch this space for dates to be announced. Why not take a look at our photo gallery to see the students at work during the course getting to grips with printmaking.

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Art & Play Shop – Sales Assistant Post P/T

Art & Play Shop
Art & Play Shop

Play Resource is seeking to recruit a part-time worker for its Art & Play Shop.  For full details see the Sales Assistant Job Specification and Sales Assistant Job Description.  If you wish to apply for the post, complete and return the Sales Assistant Application Form and the Monitoring Form.  Closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 31st May 2013.

Play Resource is the centre for arts, play and education based in Belfast with membership open to groups across Northern Ireland. We are a charity providing a range of resources and materials, advice, ideas and training for people working with children, young people and community groups. It is the largest creative resource centre of its kind in the UK.

We are a registered charity that collects non-toxic waste materials from industry and redistributes them for free to over 2,500 groups and organisations working with children and young people all over Northern Ireland. These materials are used to support arts, play and education projects in youth clubs, schools, playgroups, after schools clubs, family centres, special needs groups and many other types of children’s groups and organisations.

The successful candidate will work in the busy Art & Play Shop and assist with member enquiries.

Any further queries email nicola@playresource.org.

  • Closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 31st May 2013
  • We will be interviewing the week commencing 10th June 2013 with employment commencing on Wednesday 17th July 2013.
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Underwater World Scrap Display

Next time you visit the Scrapstore, be amazed at the scrap sea creatures in the ‘Underwater World’ that have just appeared in the Scrap Ideas Gallery. Come face to face with fish, jelly fish, coral, sea stacks! Also featuring the ‘Sea Hag’ on loan from artist Jim Russell.

Visit the latest scrap inspired installation by Amy Willans, our Shop Team member, responsible for creating exciting displays featuring scrap materials. It is a great place to collect Ideas & Inspiration while you collect scrap! Also the perfect environment for exploring under the sea curriculum links.

Here’s one simple Fishy Friend to start creating your own display with!

 

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Fun with Paint – make your mark!

Want to have confidence to introduce painting projects to all ages? Then use our Painting Getting Started Craft Sheet. Plus the Art & Play Shop has all you need to get you started painting with all ages and inspire all sorts of styles and projects today.

 

 

 

 

 

We stock: Poster Paints £1.25 (600ml) or £8.65 (5L), Acrylics £5.35 (500ml), Tempura Blocks (59p), Palettes £1.10, Paint Pots & Lids £5.95 (10pk), huge range of brushes and rollers starting from only 50p.

Take a look at all aspects of painting with our craft sheet, it offers a comprehensive look at colour mixing, painting styles, theory of colour, types of paints and brushes suitable for all kinds of projects.  All together it provides an invaluable resource packed with ideas and fun ways to introduce painting to children…Have fun and happy painting!

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Painting – Getting Started Craft Sheet

A comprehensive look at all aspects of painting including, colour mixing, painting styles, theory of colour, types of paints and brushes suitable for all kinds of projects.  All together it provides an invaluable resource packed with ideas and fun ways to introduce painting to children. Download this Painting Getting Started Craft Sheet for all you need to know to give it a go! ..Have fun and happy painting!  For all you need to Get Started visit our Art & Play Shop.

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Woven Lollipops

You will need:

  • Plastic canvas circle (Weaving Circle)
  • Pipecleaners
  • Yarn
  • Yarn needles
  • Wooden sticks

Instructions:

  1. Starting in the centre of the plastic canvas circle weave a pipecleaner in and out of the holes. Follow the circle pattern around the canvas circle.
  2. When you have woven your pipecleaner, follow with a different colour of pipecleaner or a piece of yarn. When weaving with yarn you may need to use a yarn needle.
  3. Continue to weave the whole circle with various colours and thicknesses of yarn and pipecleaners. This will give your lollipop a nice textured, bright appearance.
  4. Finally, stick a wooden stick to the back of the woven circle.

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Shop & Scrapstore.

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Felted Spring Scene

You will need:

  • Carded wool
  • Felt
  • Felting needle and holder
  • Thick piece of sponge (Scrap materials)

Instructions:

  1. Lay your sheet of felt across a thick piece of sponge. The sponge needs to be thicker than the length of the felting needle as it will protect your work surface and stop your needle from breaking.
  2. Be very careful when using the felting needle and keep your other hand away from the immediate area.
  3. Take a whisp of carded wool and lay on top of the sheet of felt. Stab the wool with the felting needle and repeat. This will push the fibres through the sheet and felt them together. Repeat this motion as much as necessary to join the fibres together.
  4. You can also cut shapes from contrasting colours of pre-made felt and use the felting needle in the same way to attach the shapes.
  5. Build up your picture by using a combination of these techniques. Experiment with sculpting the wool and using your needle to make areas of the picture stand out.

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Shop & Scrapstore.

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Springtime Spoon Animal Puppets

You will need:

  • Wooden spoons
  • Tissue Paper
  • Funky foam
  • Pipecleaners
  • Google eyes
  • PVA glue
  • Tape
  • Netting: scrap materials

Instructions:

  1. To make the sheep, crumple up small balls of white tissue paper and stick to the spoon with PVA glue. Curl a black pipecleaner into a dense oval shape and glue on top of the tissue. Stick on two google eyes. Make the ears by bending a black pipecleaner into shape and tape to the back of the spoon.
  2. To make the bee, cut an oval shape from yellow funky foam. Make it slightly larger than the head of the spoon. Give the bee stripes by sticking black pipecleaners across the yellow foam. Cut wing shapes from scrap net and stick to the back of the spoon. Make antennae from black pipecleaners and add google eyes.
  3. To make the bird, glue blue tissue paper to the spoon with PVA. Cut the beak shape from yellow foam and stick on, along with two google eyes. Bend two pipecleaners into wing shapes and tape to the back of the spoon.

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Shop & Scrapstore.

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Scrap Bottle Jet Pack

You will need:

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Felt
  • PVA glue
  • Funky Foam
  • Seat Belt Material – scrap material
  • Silver Card

Instructions:

  1. Start by gluing the 2 bottles together.
  2. Strengthen by gluing a strip of silver card around them.
  3. Cut flames from felt, glue together and then glue these inside the bottle openings.
  4. Using 2 lengths of seat belt scrap material, glue these to the back of the jet pack for straps.
  5. Decorate with a ‘Woosh!’ by cutting the letters from funky foam.…To infinity and beyonnnnnnnd!!!

All items (or similar) are available from Play Resource Shop & Scrapstore.

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