Homemade Telescopes: Hobbycraft Craft Session!
Last week I took my nanny children to Hobbycraft as they were hosting a two hour craft session for free! Hobbycraft are hosting these craft sessions Wednesdays and Thursdays over the summer holidays and each week you get to make something new. Last week we got to make our very own homemade telescopes!
The staff were very friendly and had the telescope set up ready for the children to decorate how they wished. They provided acrylic paints, felt tips and many star stickers which were used a lot!
Next week at my local Hobbycraft in Tunbridge Wells there is a ‘painted canvas make and take’ and there are others such as making your own binoculars, ceramics and beaded wands! Take a look here http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/tunbridge-wells or take a look at your local Hobbycraft website for more details!
My only advice I give to you all is to pop your children in some old clothing. All the children managed to get a fair bit of paint on their clothing. Acrylic paint can stain clothes, I learnt that the hard way! Unfortunately aprons were not provided. So just a heads up!
Here are some of the pictures I took of the telescope making!
We were given these clear plastic circles to colour with some felt tips. Once coloured, we glued the coloured disc to the end of the telescope. The felt tip dried and left a pretty pattern you can see through!
When the kids were finished decorating their telescopes we left them drying for a little bit and took a wonder around the store. We stocked up on some colouring paper and some craft activities for the children to do over the course of the summer holidays!
Once the telescopes were a bit drier, the staff popped them into a little plastic bag for us.
Make sure you head over to one of their events, some stores advise you to pre book just in case they are too busy. We didn’t however, we just showed up and were one of the firsts.
I hope you enjoyed this post and enjoy the craft sessions!