Craftimakers session gets Bath kids creative at Twerton Park
Youngsters got busy with pot paints and glitter guns to create handmade cards and gifts for Mother’s Day at a Bath event over the weekend.
The Craftimakers put on a Saturday morning activity session, where children were encouraged to get creative and make something extra special for their mums and grandmothers.
Families gathered at the event at Bath City FC’s ground in Twerton and conjured up a whole array of presents, including fridge magnets, tissue paper flowers and heart mobiles.
It was organised by local parents Emma Manners and Carole Bayliss, who launched their Tuesday craft sessions at the beginning of last year.
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They are now hoping to branch out with some one-off weekend mornings, which opens it up to older children who are at school during the week.
Ms Manners said: “We have built up a very loyal following since we launched our Tuesday morning craft and messy play sessions last year and have received a lot of positive feedback.
“We have found that the parents enjoy our craft and messy play sessions as much as the children. Many would also like to bring their older children along.
“So we decided to set up a Saturday morning craft cafe that can be enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.”
Saturday’s class was the first opportunity for six-year-old Toby to enjoy the craft sessions his younger sister Elodie, three, goes to every week.
The Newbridge Primary pupil said he enjoyed crafting and always liked to see what his little sister had made for him at her classes.
He said: “Today I have made a flowers for Mother’s Day and I am going to give it to my granny because I have already made something for my mum.”
His mother Ellie Roberts, who lives nearby in Freeview Road, said she enjoyed the Tuesday classes so much she was now a regular.
“It is so relaxed,” she said. “And there is lots of variety and it is something you can do with your children.
“This is one of the best things to do on this area. I don’t drive, so this is absolutely ideal for us because we can walk here easily.”
Seven-year-old Isabella, a pupil at Moorlands Federation, was at the session to make a present of a butterfly for her grandmother Tolou.
She said: “I have enjoyed it because I like making things for other people.”
Her mother Moyra Fleming-Scott, from Oldfield Park, said it had been a nice opportunity for Isabella to make some presents for Mother’s Day.
For more information about the sessions go to www.craftimakers.co.uk.