Based on a 2-hour session for 30 participants with 2 instructors - you provide the venue and the children we provide the rest!
We are happy to come for longer periods with more children. Workshops (or "Funshops") are enjoyable as a structured event such as in a school or community group environment; or at gala days, shopping centres, promotions, special events, etc. where adults and children are encouraged to "come and try"for as long or short a time as they like.
CIRCUS SKILLS FUNSHOP
Participants receive hands-on experience of various circus skills: plates, balls, diabolos, clubs. Instructors give a brief introduction and demonstration at the start.
KITE MAKING FUNSHOP
Come and Try Funshop: participants produce a simple kite which flies wonderfully. Great for gala days, shopping centres, etc. Good promotional potential as logos can be printed on each kite.
Structured Funshop: an in-depth kite experience, with a short lecture and constructing 3 to 4 different styles of kites in the two hour session.
EARTHBALL AND PARACHUTE GAMES FUNSHOP
Games with earthballs of up to 180cm high. For younger children smaller balls are used. Ideal activities for larger numbers at gala days, etc. Parachutes are large multicoloured fabric circles up to 25ft in diameter which are great for group games.
TRADITIONAL STREET GAMES
Children have the opportunity to learn the history and background of various street games and old fashioned toys and then play the games. Whips & peeries, girds & cleeks, diabolos, skipping games, peever beds, etc.
BALLOON MODELLING FUNSHOP
Participants learn the basic twists, locks and bends used in creating balloon models. They will link the moves to create models to take home.
Wonderful for outdoor events. Participants indulge in an frenzy of bubblemaking! Small, large and gynormous bubbles. A come-and-try funshop for outside only.
MASKMAKING OR PUPPETMAKING FUNSHOP
A hands-on practical funshop, tailor made to individual requirements. Participants will make a variety of masks or puppets.
UNDER THE SEA FUNSHOP
Fish hats, mobiles, mermaids, divers, lobsters, etc Creative funshop with lots of glueing , cutting and colouring. Will also work well at events and shopping centres etc. as a " come and try " funshop.
UP IN THE AIR PAPER FUNSHOP
Children learn to make model aeroplanes, paper helicopters, kites, speed balls, paper bangers, etc. which they can then play with outdoors, if appropriate.
Pirate paraphernalia to plunder the Spanish Main, a craft based funshop that creates a room full of pirates ready to strike out for the "High Seas" by the end of the session. Works well as a "come and try" funshop.
We've missed out the "Eye of Newt" & "Skin of Toad" but have included creating wizard hats, wands, finger puppets, scary bats and magic as part of this funshop. Lots of your own wizardry to take away.
GIANT GAMES FUNSHOP
Giant Snakes & Ladders, Skittles, Jenga, Connect 4, Hop-Scotch, Draughts, etc. This funshop is ideal for entertaining and involving larger groups on a come and try basis. Works indoors and out.
MEDIEVAL GAMES Try your hand at games children (and grown ups!) were playing in the 15th Century!: Juggling; Diabalos; Cup and Ball; Spinning Tops; Skipping; Marbles*; Pick Up Sticks*; Bowls* ; Jacks*; *Surface Permitting*
Using modern materials and resources, make toys from the 15th century! Card and String Hobby Horses; Peg Dolls; Knight/Princess/Jester Hand Puppets; Jester/Princess/Knight hats; Cups and balls.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND WONDERFUL WORKSHOP
Using a variety of materials, create an array of “Alice” themed crafts, perfect for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! White Rabbit Masks; White Rabbit Ears; Marvellously Mad Hats; Queen of Hearts Soldier Puppets; Alice Puppets; Caterpillar Bookmarks; Cheshire Cat Grinning Masks.
PIRATES AND PRINCESSES
A swashbuckling foray into the world of make-believe where we turn little landlubbers into seafaring pirates and perfect princesses! Suitably sprinkled and adorned with glitter and skulls!! Ahhaaar!! Princess Crowns/Tiaras; Bejeweled Scepters; Princess Puppets; Sparkly Door Hangers; Pirate Hats; Eye Patches; Treasure Maps; and a range of other pirate paraphernalia!
This craft workshop is sure to make a big impact. Using a multitude of materials to create a carnival atmosphere, and add some mardi gras magic to your event! Venetian styled masks (complete with glitter, feathers and all sorts of fabulousness!!); Hats (Jester and Mardi Gras Crowns); Flags; Streamer; Wands
FAIRIES AND DRAGONS
Fantastical crafts for all ages, turning participants into tinker-bells or toothlesses!! Fairy Wings; Fairy Wands; Fairy Crowns, Bags of Pixie Dust. Dragon Hats; Dragon Puppets; Dragon Claws
Calling all little aliens and astronauts … begin launch sequence … All things spacey for our little star explorers! Using recycled bits and pieces to create inter-galactic art! Alien Antenna Hats; Astronaut Masks; Hanging Planets; Constellation Shadow Cards; Paper Plate Flying Saucers; Flying Balloon Rockets
SCOTTISH THEMED CRAFT
Kiltie Crafts. Perfect for Highland Games, St Andrew’s Day, Burns Night, or just when the notion takes you! Lots of arts and crafts with a distinctly tartan flavour! Nessie Bookmarks; Hairy Highland Cow and Stag Finger Puppets; Wee Scotsmen; Paper Thistles; Disco Sporrans
Other speciality craft funshops are: "Vikings, Romans & Celts" , "Face Painting " , "Badge and keyring making"......Please ask for details.
Call /Fax 0141 332 3300 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information, availability and prices.