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Mini Crafts for Little Hands’ is a free weekly digital craft series for children aged 4-11 years using only basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling – ideal for simple creative projects at home. 

Wholly Jellyfish

‘Mini Crafts for Little Hands’ is a digital craft workshop series with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick.  A ‘craft hack’ will be posted weekly of a short video with Rachel showing you how to create little masterpieces a home.  This month’s theme is Ocean Discovery.  In this craft hack Rachel will be showing you how to create a Woolly Jellyfish.

This Project has been generously supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council.

Egg Carton Goldfish

Another ‘Mini Crafts For Little Hands’ digital workshop from Rachel Fitzpatrick.  This week Rachel will show you how to make cute little goldfish from recycled egg cartons.  This ‘craft hack’ is aimed at children aged 5-11 year old.

This project won’t have been possible without the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon District Council.

Paper Weave Seahorse

Another handpicked craft activity for the whole family to get involved in.  This week Rachel is sharing how to create paper weave sea creatures.  In this video she will give you quick and easy instructions to create a little paper weave fish – perfect for the littlest artists to start on.  This is a great, simple craft activity that can be adapted for a range of ages.

Check out Rachel’s step-by-step worksheets on how to make a paper weave seahorse.  These are ideal for older children looking for a creative challenge!  All the “Mini Crafts for Little Hands” workshops use basic art materials and things you might find in your recycling – perfect for lockdown, keeping imaginations continuing to run wild while staying safe at home.

This project has been kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Paper Ocean Aquarium

Get the whole family involved by following our simple step by step instructions to create a Paper Aquarium, which can easily be adapted to entertain a range of ages.  All the ‘Mini Crafts for Little Hands’ workshops by Rachel Fitzpatrick use basic arts materials and things you might find in your recycling – perfect while we are emerging from lockdown to continue to allow children’s imaginations to run wild.

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Pirates Paradise

Have fun creating your own Pirates Paradise!  – Yarrr!!!

Follow local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick Design simple tutorial created from basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling.  This will hopefully keep kids entertained for hours while help their imagination to run wild creating their very own adventure world for pirates, mermaids and sea monsters to play in!

This project would not have been possible without the help and support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Beaded Firefly

Follow our simple step by step instructions to create these little characters to brighten your home and help imaginations run wild!  This month’s inspirations changes from Ocean Discovery to Garden Adventurer!

In this week’s FE Art School digital tutorial local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick will show you how to create your very own Beaded Firefly using only 3 materials (Beads, pipe cleaners and googly eyes).

This project would not be possible without the help and support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Crafty Bug Hotel

Follow this week’s craft tutorial to make your very own Bug Hotel – perfect to get the whole family involved in over those last days of the summer holidays.  This is a simple and fun project creating characters to brighten your garden!

This week’s FE Art School Craft hack is brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the ‘Mini Crafts For Little Hands’ series kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Flax Flower Mosaic

This week’s FE Art School craft hack from Rachel Fitzpatrick ‘Mini Crafts for Little Hands’ series is inspired by local artist Trevor Woods Flax Flower Sculpture, which you can currently go and visit in the FE McWilliam Gallery and Studios Sculpture Garden.  Follow Rachel’s easy step by step instructions to create your very own little masterpiece – great for all ages!

This project is generously supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Wiggly Caterpillar

This week’s FE Art School digital craft hack brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the “Mini Crafts for Little Hands” shows you how to create your own wiggly caterpillar!

‘Mini Crafts for Little Hands’ is a free weekly digital craft series for children aged 4-11 years using only basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling – ideal for simple creative projects at home.

This project has been kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Fox Family

Have fun this weekend with the whole family creating your own Little Fox Family.

Follow local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick’s simple tutorial created from basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling.  This will hopefully keep kids entertained for hours while help their imagination to run wild creating their very own little family of foxes.

This project is part of our free weekly digital craft series at FE Art School and would not have been possible without the help and support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Owl Pen Holder

Follow this week’s craft tutorial to make your very own Owl Pen Holder- perfect to keep your art materials tidy. This is a simple and fun project creating a little Pen pot to brighten your desk!

This week’s FE Art School Craft hack is brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the ‘Mini Crafts For Little Hands’ series is kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Prickly Hedgehog

FE Art School Friday Fun!! Follow our fun workshop picture boards from FE Art School.  This simple craft hack is brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the “Mini Crafts for Little Hands” series and shows you how to create your own Prickly Hedgehog

“Mini Crafts for Little Hands” is a free weekly digital craft series for children aged 4-11 years using only basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling – ideal for simple creative projects at home.  This project has been kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Fire Breathing Dragon

This week’s free craft tutorial has a Monster Theme! This is a simple and fun project create a fire breathing Dragon to get you into the Halloween mood.

This week’s FE Art School Craft hack is brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the Mini Crafts for Little Hands series kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

Yarn Wrap Mummies

This week’s free craft tutorial starts off our ‘Spooktacular’ crafts just in time for Halloween to create your own scary mummy!  This is a simple and fun creepy craft for kids of all ages!

This week’s FE Art School Craft hack is brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the Mini Crafts For Little Hands series kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

Halloween Lanterns

Follow these easy story boards to show you how to create your own Halloween Lantern from paper.  This is a simple and fun project, which can be adapted for any age – perfect to get everyone involved in creating some Halloween decorations for your home!

This week’s FE Art School Craft hack is brought to you by local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick as part of the Mini Crafts For Little Hands series kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

These free tutorials were designed using basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling bin.  These are perfect for keeping the children occupied and creative while at home.

Beaded Pumpkins

Have some Halloween fun this weekend with the whole family creating little Beaded Pumpkins to decorate your home.

Follow local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick’s simple tutorial created from basic art materials. This will hopefully keep kids entertained for hours while help their imagination to run wild creating their very own Halloween Decorations.

This project Mini Crafts For Little Hands is part of our free weekly digital craft series at FE Art School and would not have been possible without the help and support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council