Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Summer Camp...

Well the Summer Camp was a very good experience. All the children co-operated and listened to all my instructions, especially when they were bribed to behave with a football signed by our local football team!!
I did many crafting activities with each group: Painting totem poles that I had pre made from toilet roll tubes, making bracelets from beads or Scoobies, painting aprons and making and painting for the big banner!
Everyone seemed to enjoy my sessions and no one complained about them being boring, which was my main worry :) The most difficult but most popular activity was my beaded dragonflies. I simplified my complex design so that it would be easier to explain and complete by the children. It proved a great success!!
This is the big banner I designed for the children to paint and then I finished it off with gold and silver pen to make it look a little neater.
I created templates for ladybirds and frogs so that the children could create their own from felt and then I could stick it on to the banner and write their names underneath so when it is hung up they can say "I did that one!!" hehe :D

On a different note the weather here has been absolutely gorgeous and I have enjoyed sitting in the garden reading a bead mag and watching all the lovely birds come very very close to me!! :D

Hope you are all having good weather too!
Lucy xx

5 comments:

Louise said...

Wow cool Lucy you are a grand young lady. I bet you were really appreciated, you sounded organised and that is the battle won when it comes to teaching. Any photos of the finished goods? I'd love to see them.

marigold jam said...

You'd make a wonderful teacher if you decide to give up on the engineering (it was engineering wasn't it?) Glad you ae having some good weather and enjoying a nice relaxing afternoon with your maazine!

Jane

Printed Material said...

Lucy,
As the proud owner of one of your beaded dragonflies I'm sure you explained everything perfectly and I can't believe for a minute that anyone was bored with your workshops. I bet they all went home with some great things.
Reading a magazine outside on a warm day eh? Sounds lovely. If it was sunny here I might do the same! Lesley x

Posy Linda said...

Lucy, you are creative and intelligent. Lovely way to get the children involved!

Joy said...

Gorgeous Lucy!I think they were lucky children to be working with you!