Making at Home with Sophie

Leaping out of the libraries and connecting with our Early Years partners.

Artists in Residence, Dave "Stickman" Higgins and Sophie Cullinan have literally leapt into action, to jump out of the libraries, and into homes and classrooms to create fantastic learning opportunities that will support children's learning across the EYFS three prime areas of learning and beyond!

"Paper Palace" with Sophie Cullinan: transform your room into a Paper Palace creating incredible and curious objects using everyday newspaper and card.

Paper Palace Videos

Click for the Fish tank Video

For this session you will need to fish around for newspaper, glue, tape and a pencil.
Get ready to go fishing in your living room!

Click for the Hats making video

Join Sophie and make a heap of hats. This was inspired by Topiwala - a traditional Indian folk story about a hat seller and a tree full of cheeky hat-loving monkeys.


Click for the spider making video

Get crafty and make a friend for a spider who loves to play hide and seek in a fruit bowl.

Click for the Ducks making video

This week Sophie makes a duck and pond, inspired by a story of a little duck who doesn't like to get wet.
You can watch the story on YouTube here

Download the Paper Palace Worksheets


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Spark at Home is mindful of Leicester City Council's supportive framework "Five Ways to Wellbeing": connect, be active, take notice, learn, and give; recognising the importance of supporting the children, families, schools and nursery settings here in Leicester, through this difficult and unprecedented time.

Stay safe, stay healthy, get ready to share and play, and we'll see you soon!