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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. 

Wolly 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

Spooky Spiders

This week’s free Spooktacular crafts is just in time for Halloween for you to create your own.  Our first is to create a Spooky Spider – a simple and fun creepy craft for kids of all ages!

Follow this simple video tutorial which uses only basic art materials or things you might find in the recycling.

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

Woven Spider Webs

Our final ‘Spooktacular’ craft just in time for Halloween to create your own woven Spider web! 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.

Silhouette Planets

This month’s craft tutorials have a Space Odyssey theme and to start these off we are created our own little Planet Silhouettes!

This week’s FE Art School free 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.

Space Rocket

3-2-1- BLAST OFF!!

Super charge your kids imagination this weekend by creating your own Space Rocket.  Continuing this month’s Space Odyssey theme this week we are making our own Rockets to fly into outer space.

This week’s FE Art School free craft hack part of our Mini Crafts for Little Hands in partnership with Rachel Fitzpatrick and kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

Solar System 

Travel through the Solar System creating your own planets from recycled cardboard and wool.   Continuing this month’s Space Odyssey theme this week we are making our own mini Solar System to explore.

This week’s FE Art School free craft hack part of our Mini Crafts For Little Hands using only basic art materials and things you might find in the recycling, perfect for art project to fuel kids imaginations when staying at home.

This project has been created in partnership with Rachel Fitzpatrick and kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Twinkling Stars 

Our final workshop on our space journey takes us to the Stars.  Create your own Twinkling Star – perfect for decorating the house, and doubles up as a great festive gift too!!

This week’s FE Art School free craft hack part of our Mini Crafts for Little Hands using only basic art materials and things you might find in the recycling, perfect for art project to fuel kids imaginations when staying at home.

This project has been created in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and is kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Origami Christmas Trees 

Learn how to create an Origami Christmas Tree in our first workshop of the festive season! Perfect for decorating the house, hanging on your tree or even as a label for a special gift.

This week’s FE Art School free craft hack is part of our Mini Crafts for Little Hands using only basic art materials and things you might find in the recycling.  Perfect for a little art project to fuel kids imagination and creativity while staying at home.

This project has been created in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and is kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Festive Snowflake 

Make these Sparky snowflakes to decorate your Christmas Tree. This is a great craft for all ages – perfect for getting all of the family involved!

This week’s FE Art School free craft hack part of our Mini Crafts for Little Hands in partnership with Rachel Fitzpatrick and kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Pop Up Paper Snowflakes 

This week, for our final Festive Craft of 2020, create this spectacular Pop Up Paper Snowflake. This is a great craft, especially for budding artists who enjoy a challenge – plus it look will great proudly suspended from any window in your home.

This week’s FE Art School free craft hack part of Mini Crafts For Little Hands in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

The Mini Crafts For Little Hands digital craft series was created by during the 2020 Covid Lockdowns, using only basic art materials or things you might find in your recycling or round the home. It is aimed for families with children in pre-primary & primary school, with most activities being easily adaptable to suit any age group – prefect for keeping creativity and imaginations running wild while staying safe at home.

Climbing Paper Sloth

This week’s craft activity will fuel children’s imaginations by helping them explore the tropical rainforest and creatures you might find in it!

This week we will make your very own climbing sloth.  These Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshops have been developed over the Covid lockdowns using basic art materials, things you might have to hand at home or find in your recycling bin.  They have be created with primary school age children in mind – however can be adapted to suit all ages!

This free digital Craft workshop is brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and very kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through National Lottery and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Paradise Parrots

Another craft activity perfect for keeping kids creative during Lockdown.  This week, following our Rainforest theme, we will make our very own Bird of Paradise.

These Mini Crafts For Little Hands digital tutorials have been developed over the Covid lockdowns using basic art materials, things you might have to hand at home or find in your recycling bin.  They have be created with primary school age children in mind – however they can be adapted to suit all ages!

This free digital Craft workshop is brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and very kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland thro ugh National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

Feathery Owl 

 

This week’s Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshop guides you through making your very own feathery owl from pencil sharpening, paper and a little glue – a perfect craft for getting all the family involved over the weekend.

This free craft tutorial is brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and kindly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

These tutorials are part of a series of crafts hacks designed during the Covid Lockdowns, using only simple art materials or stuff you might find in your recycling, perfect for keeping busy while staying safe at home.

Swirling Snake

In this weekend’s Mini Crafts For Little Hands tutorial make your own Swirling Snake… all you need is some paper, colouring paint, pens or pencils and scissors – anyone can have a go!! 🐍

Please share your creations with us using the FE Art School – we would love to see them! 😄

These free digital workshops are brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick. The project is kindly support by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

The workshops have been designed during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdowns, using only basic art materials or things that you might easily find at home or in your recycling bin.

Check out our other Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshops on the FE McWilliam YouTube channel or our IGTV Feed on Instagram.

Paper Valentine Hearts

In this weekend’s Mini Crafts For Little Hands tutorial get ready for Valentine’s Day – by making your own paper heart decoration… all you need is some paper, scissors and glue – anyone can have a go!!

Please remember share your creations with us using the #FEArtSchool – we would love to see them!

These free digital workshops are brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick. The project is kindly support by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

The workshops have been designed during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdowns, using only basic art materials or things that you might easily find at home or in your recycling bin.

Check out our other Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshops on the FE McWilliam YouTube channel or our IGTV Feed on Instagram.

Rainbow Hearts

Get ready for 💕Valentines Day💕!! In this weeks Mini Crafts For Little Hands tutorial make your own  🌈 Rainbow Heart❤️ decoration to give as a gift or decorate your a Valentines Card.  All you need is some coloured paper, scissors and glue – anyone can have a go!!

Please remember share your creations with us using the #FEArtSchool – we would love to see them! 😄

These free digital workshops are brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick.  The project is kindly support by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

The workshops have been designed during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdowns, using only basic art materials or things that you might easily find at home or in your recycling bin.

Check out our other Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshops on the FE McWilliam YouTube channel or our IGTV Feed on Instagram.

Pinwheel Daffodil

In this weekend’s @Mini Crafts For Little Hands tutorial we are looking forward to seeing the flowers of Spring!! Make your own bright and colouful Pinwheel Daffodil by following our simple instructions.

Please share your creations with us using the #FEArtSchool – we would love to see them! 😄

These free digital workshops are brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick. The project is kindly support by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

The workshops have been designed during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdowns, using only basic art materials or things that you might easily find at home or in your recycling bin.

Check out our other Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshops on the FE McWilliam YouTube channel or our IGTV Feed on Instagram.

String Butterfly

In this week’s Mini Crafts For Little Hands tutorial make your own 🧶 String Butterfly 🦋 picture.

Please remember share your creations with us using the #FEArtSchool – we would love to see them!

These free digital workshops are brought to you in partnership with local artist Rachel Fitzpatrick.  The project is kindly support by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Good Causes and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.

The workshops have been designed during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdowns, using only basic art materials or things that you might easily find at home or in your recycling bin.

Check out our other Mini Crafts For Little Hands workshops on the FE McWilliam YouTube channel or our IGTV Feed on Instagram.