As part of the Festival of Firsts the Hours of Fun workshop headed down to West Kirby Library to run an Easter hat making make and take stall.
The hats were made from paper plates and bowls, with recycled cardboard pieces available to use to add to the design and create masterpieces!
The children got busy making the hats, coming up with lots of different designs and decorating them in a variety of ways. They used shredded tissue paper to create birds nests which they then stuck little fluffy chickens in. They used tissue paper to cover the plates and bowls creating bright and colourful hats. They used beads, feathers and gems to add bling, more colour and style, finishing them off with a piece of ribbon they could tie under the chin to keep the hats on their heads.
It was a fantastic venue for the craft session and I really enjoyed being in the library. The staff were very friendly and even brought me cups of tea which was very much appreciated. I was lucky to have two volunteers work with me for some of the session too. Adam and Wayne are both completing their Duke of Edinburg Award and have been spending some time at the library helping out. They were both fantastic, assisting children with their hats, making sure the table was kept stocked with supplies and chatting with the parents too.
I had a lovely day and look forward to future opportunities to craft there.