Photographs taken during the creative workshops.

I provide the opportunity for seven different creative ideas to be undertaken but only had tablespace for six.  I took along Indian Rangoli patterns to make and view on the Kaleidoscope but decided I will be visiting all the mencap homes in September and everyone can try the Kaleidoscope then – if the people they support let them?

A PWS made her cat.

A PWS made her cat.

  1. Sensory Dough

I colour the pasta in advance by adding ready mix paint to a small plastic bag of pasta shapes, then letting the paint dry on a tray.

THIS BIG

THIS BIG

2. Gold Plates Puppets I was inspired by hearing a person Tina meet in a Mencap home loves shiny objects.  I found these fabulous plates in my favourite Pound Shop.

I like this tree idea so much I could have one in the lounge and make new decorations every week with the PWS.

I like this tree idea so much I could have one in the lounge and make new decorations every week with the PWS.

3. Tree of Birds I provided a branch which is held in place by my christmas tree stand.  We made birds and took the templates away with us.  We also hung our feedback comments on the tree.printing 4. Printing I provided wooden Indian printing blocks and demonstrated how to make blocks using fab foam shapes on wooden bases or pan scrubs.  We made colourful bunting to decorate the kitchen.

working together to decorate our umbrella.

working together to decorate our umbrella.

5. Umbrellas I have used decorated umbrellas to provide shade from the sun, to give interest in bedrooms with people who have PMLD and in parades. An effective mobile. I purchased them from Pound Shop, I discovered in summer they sell these see through ones and in winter black ones.  I have used black umbrellas to provide light environments with the addition of reflective materials they are wow too.

Simple Idea that inspires interaction.

Simple Idea that inspires interaction.

6. Fast Spin Puppets Giving a tennis ball personality. 4 for £1 cut the mouth carefully using a stanley knife. 7. Kaleidoscope No space on the day but no worries I will bring the Kaleidoscope to Mencap Homes during the first week of September 2014.  Please book via Tina Tew mencap activities co ordinator. rangoli display Resources for PMLD I brought along a basket of interactive items. Including lots of plastic bottles with objects inside – feather, water and glitter, white pebbles and coloured sand. Which we explored. Tina had book bags to show and loan to Mencap Homes for free. lots and lots to do in only a short while. Thank you to all the Support Staff who gave up their time to attend – you are credit to Mencap and the people we support.

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