Monday, 22 June 2015

Leather work

Our Pioneers have been busy over the last few weeks with their leather work. Starting with designing their own pattern for phone pouches, then cutting, punching and sewing the leather shapes to create the finished objects. The plaited bracelets proved quite popular too.


Take a look at some of the amazing creations that the Elfins made this week. We started with some balls of clay, beans, lentils, shells, pressed flowers and leaves. The photos don't do them justice, in reality the beans stood out much better against the grey clay.

r mosaics.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Campfire cooking

As we drove out to the site the rain on the windscreen was suggesting that perhaps today was not the ideal day for spending round a campfire. However a bit of rain wasn't about to put us off, knowing that the woods should give us some good cover if needed.

As it turned out it the rain didn't stay long and we had a great day, den building, playing on the rope swing and whittling a variety of spreading knives, toasting forks and spoons.

Of course all that hard work made for hungry children, so some campfire cooking was definitely needed. The bread twists made great hot dog buns with toasted marshmallows for pudding. Yum.

Friday, 5 June 2015

A Knotty evening

This week we decided to practice our knots, it was great to see how many of the children who made knotted bracelets at camp remembered the technique and were able to show some of the younger children what they needed to do.

Look at all the little knotty people we made, perfect for hanging on the outside of a rucksack at the next camp to identify them.