Thursday, 18 February 2016

Quiz - Cities with NO "A" in their names - Printable!

Just a bit of fun with your group - hand out the tea and biscuits, set a time limit of say ten minutes and see how many Cities in the World they can think of with NO "A" in their names...

Here are twenty I came up with - but there are many more...

Quiz - Cities with NO A in name


If you want more Printable Quizzes, especially aimed at our senior folk, have a look at my eBook...

41 x 10 Easy Quizzes with Answers - Printable...

Hours of fun and mental exercise for your groups!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Valentine Wall Mural...! Hearts and Glitter!

We had great fun putting this Valentine Wall Mural together...
at Mencap Art and Craft group in Braintree!

As the Beatles say "All You Need is Love"...!

Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Tutorial for Felt Butterfly & Flowers Wall Hanging - Printable Templates

We made Butterfly & Flower Wall Hangings this week at Mencap...

If you would like to make them with your family or with your group - they really do appeal to girls of all ages...!    Here is the Tutorial with Printable Templates.

What you will need...

Felt - A4 sheet for the background
Self-adhesive felt to decorate the butterfly - or use glue...
Felt scraps for Butterfly, Flowers and Hearts
Embroidery thread
Thin dowel (we used green garden canes cut to size) 
Ribbon or cord to hang

How to make...

Turn over a narrow hem, just wide enough to slip your dowel into, and stitch - either by hand or on your machine, as I did.

Cut out your butterfly and flowers / hearts (mine are die cut, but you can use this flower and heart template)

Stitch your butterfly onto your background with a running stitch.

Cut the butterfly body out and stitch or stick it on top.

Decorate the butterfly with pieces of contrasting felt - use self-adhesive felt or use glue to attach.

Attach your flowers / hearts - we used buttons to secure them to the background.

Slip the dowel into the hemmed top and tie on your ribbon or cord.