A new Facebook Group is encouraging all those stuck at home for the duration of the coronavirus crisis to turn Belper’s front windows and gardens into a glorious explosion of colour, fun and creativity for all to see.
Behind the idea are Belper crafters Lynne Henley, Pamela Butler and Kim Kerry. Lynne explained:
“All ages – young and old – are invited to create a ‘Eye spy with my little Eye’ for Children in the Belper area.
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis many children and adults are wondering to how to keep occupied and active. With many schools, groups and organisations closing down we have come up with a virtual solution to keep Belper active and creative.
Let’s decorate our front gardens and windows with an explosion of creativity and colour to brighten up our world and generate the fun factor.
Kids are going to struggle with idea of not seeing friends as much so to be able to get out and about, get some fresh air and exercise and spot their friend’s creations will be such a fun activity.
You could just pop a simple rainbow painting in your window, build a high Lego tower to show to your friends or tie your teddy or creation to a tree or post in your front garden. Now that Woollen Woods has been cancelled until later in the year try brightening your garden with woollen objects that you have already made for the woods or create a natural sculpture to hang from a tree. How about yarn bombing your garden?
Let your imagination go, keep yourself and/or kids entertained, try your hand at a new craft. Do as much or as little as you like.
Lets put smiles on the faces of Belper children – of all ages.”
You can find the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3409264422422689/