Saturday, 30 January 2016

Quiz - Movies with Names in the Title - Printable!



Who wants a Quiz?

Here is one about Movies - each Movie has a name of a person in the title - print them out here...

Quiz - Movies with Names in the Title 

and fill in the names...

Answers supplied if you get stuck - have fun over a cup of tea with your group...!

If you want more easy printable quizzes have a look at my eBook...

41 x Easy Quizzes with Answers - Printable eBook


Friday, 22 January 2016

Make a Circle Collage with your Group...! Printable Template!



For a really stunning, colourful collage start with a simple Circle in a Square...

Here is the Circle Collage Template

Allow each member in your craft group to design and colour their own creation, as they want - you will be amazed at what is produced...the above were done by our Mencap Art and Craft group and they loved it...Very simple, but challenging enough to create enthusiasm and such pride in their artwork...

To make the collage, just cut out the finished squares and stick them together onto card - we used A2 black card, but any colour will do.

Make your collage as big or small as you like - depends on the size of your group of course and how many squares you have to display!

Have fun being creative...!




Friday, 15 January 2016

Funky Washer Necklaces - Tutorial!


These simple Washer Necklaces are very easy to put together and our class at Mencap really loved creating their own combinations of colours and designs...

What you need...

Metal washers - an assortment of sizes - look at your hardware shop for these...
Nail varnish - we bought a cheap variety - plain colours and one with sparkles in it.
Yarn or cord or leather strips - we used a cotton/rayon yarn but use any suitable - each strip about 108mm long (43inches)
Pony beads - large hole bead
Blue or White Tack (to mount beads on, when painting)

How to make...

Mount your washer on a lump of Blue or White Tack (to raise it up from your table) and paint the top side and edges with your nail varnish.


When dry, take your yarn (you can use a single piece or two or three lengths of yarn - see photos) and fold in half. Thread the rounded end through the washer and loop the ends through so your washer hangs from the centre of your yarn.

Thread on beads and maybe add another washer - see our examples for ideas...








Tie the ends of the yarn together and you are done...







Easy to make and lovely to wear...!









Enjoy the fun of creating these funky Washer Necklaces...!


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Two eBooks - 41 Easy Quizzes & Simple Craft and Activities...



I have put together two eBooks to help you with your groups...
41 Easy Quizzes and Answers and Simple Crafts and Activities...
read on for more details on how to get yours...


My eBook Simple Crafts and Activities is now available to buy for a nominal fee of £1.50 (Paypal only please) and then can be downloaded instantly in a PDF file format - ready to print either in total or only the pages you need for a project...

This eBook will save you hours of searching for crafts and activities - suitable for the older folk, but also many craft projects for any age...

All my tutorials have printable templates to make it easy for you...

So click here and have a look...Simple Crafts and Activities


41 easy Quizzes with Answers is available if you are looking for quizzes - especially set for the older generation... Also only £1.50 and printable PDF file dowload.


Friday, 8 January 2016

Cat Collage A4 Calendars 2016 - Tutorial!









We made Cat Collage A4 Calendars at Mencap this week...

What better way to start a new term in the New Year?

The choice of schemes is endless but we decided on Cats!

Enjoy making yours with your group...
What you will need...

A4 Card - we used Black Card
Strips of coloured paper - plain and/or designed
Cat pictures - cut from a book found in a charity shop
Cat drawings to be coloured in and cut out gathered from free colouring pages
Glue stick
Punch and string for hanging
Calendar tabs - we found ours on eBay
Doubled-sided adhesive tape

How to make...

Glue your strips of coloured paper onto the card - leave some black showing through if you like.
Colour in you cats and stick them and other cut-out cats on top of your strips of coloured paper.
Using double sided tape or glue - stick on the calendar tab.
Punch two holes at the centre top and thread a piece of string/cord through for hanging.