Crafty Saturdays - December 2013 to July 2016

About Crafty Saturdays

Updated: 3rd April 2017

FREE Drop‑in Craft Sessions for Young Children

Crafty Saturdays was a series of FREE monthly drop‑in craft sessions, run for young children by FoSJP, funded initially by our Heritage Lottery Fund and later by FoSJP itself.

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Crafty Saturdays

FREE Drop‑in Craft Sessions for Children
Suitable for children aged 4 - 10 years
All materials supplied - dress for mess!

First Saturday of the Month
December 2013 to July 2016

ParkLife Community Room, St.James' Park
run by
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Our Heritage Lottery Fund grant for this activity expired in 2015, but FoSJP funded it in full until July 2016

Craft Saturdays - Past Events

Updated: 3rd April 2017

Saturday 2nd July 2016

The theme this month was Under the Sea - 20 children (including two on holiday from New Zealand) made sealife scratch pictures, sealife window pictures, and paper plate fish, boats, seascapes, and octopuses.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 4th June 2016

This month, Crafty Saturday ran in collaboration with Churches Together in Shirley & District, as part of the Party Time! event at St.James' Park. We estimate that about 200 children took part across the whole day!

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 7th May 2016

The theme this month was Spring - the children made tulips and sunflowers and decorated biscuits and tins.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 6th February 2016

The theme this month was Chinese New Year - the children made twisty snakes, scratchcard animals, twisty drums, and paper dragons.

Photos courtesy of Julie Catling

Saturday 5th December 2015

The theme this month was Christmas - 15 children and accompanying adults came along to decorate baubles and star boxes and to make tree decorations out of macaroni, ribbons, bells, and pipecleaners.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 7th November 2015

The theme this month was Fireworks & Spiders - a small group of four children and accompanying adults braved the wind and rain to take part in making firework scenes, spider facepainting, making spider webs, and spider web marble painting.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 3rd October 2015

The theme this month was Autumn - 20 children and accompanying adults took part in leaf printing and making leaf hedgehogs and leaf people.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 5th September 2015

A bumper crowd of 30 children and accompanying adults made and coloured in gliders, decorated glasses, made Autumn stained windows, and decorated fairy cakes.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 4th July 2015

The theme this month was Under the Sea - 12 children and accompanying adults made scratch sealife bookmarks, sealife window decorations, and macaroni necklaces and bracelets, and were offered sealife motif face painting. Some of our visitors had travelled from Lordswood and Thornhill for the session, and we were pleased to welcome one family who had moved into our area just 2 days ago.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 2nd May 2015

The theme this month was Insects - 20 children and accompanying adults, with many new faces amongst them, enjoyed making insect dolly pegs and insect pictures and collages, while insect‑themed face painting was also on offer.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 4th April 2015

The theme this month was Easter - 30 children and accompanying adults enjoyed making Easter cards and Easter baskets, and decorating Easter biscuits. There were many new faces, with people travelling from as far afield as Romsey, Totton, and Thornhill.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 7th March 2015

The theme this month was Weather - 35 children and accompanying adults enjoyed making weather‑themed mobiles and rainbow crowns, and face painting.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 7th February 2015

The theme this month was Chinese New Year - 15 children and accompanying adults enjoyed making paper lanterns, lucky fish, and dragon spiral mobiles.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Crafty Saturday took a well‑earned break in early January 2015.

Saturday 6th September 2014

The theme this month was Autumn - 20 children and accompanying adults were busy making harvest window pictures and woodland animals.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

There was no Crafty Saturday session in July 2014 as it would have clashed with the Community Games event, where there was plenty of fun and activities for children of all ages!

Saturday 7th June 2014

The theme this month was Transport - making and decorating gliders, colouring transport cards, and decorating bookmarks with transport and glitter stickers.

We also decorated more fabric triangles for bunting for the forthcoming Community Games.

Saturday 3rd May 2014

Today a total of 25 children and accompanying adults decorated fabric triangles to make bunting for the forthcoming Community Games, decorated and wore wacky foam glasses, and decorated and ate cupcakes, both inside the ParkLife Community Room and in the sunshine outside.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 5th April 2014

The theme this month was Easter - cards, badges, baskets, and chocolate!

Saturday 1st March 2014

The theme this month was Flower Power! Children topped biscuits with flower decorations and coloured icing, and made flowers from foam shapes, pipe cleaners, and scrap materials.

Saturday 1st February 2014

The theme for this very busy Crafty Saturday session was birds. A total of 25 children, helped by parents and FoSJP volunteers, made bird feeders and decorated paper birds and bird finger puppets.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 4th January 2014

The themes for the second Crafty Saturday session were Snowflakes and Crowns.

Photos courtesy of Nichola Caveney

Saturday 7th December 2013

The first session was a special Christmas Crafty Saturday.

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