Brainwaves weekly: creative crafts


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Brainwaves weekly: creative crafts

The rack PACT
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The rack PACT
When my daughter Skye, two, was old enough for me to take the sides off her cot, I had nowhere to store them. But then I had an idea. I attached them to the wall and turned them into a rack for her and her four-year-old brother Charlie’s favourite picture books. 
Katie O’Shea, Kingstanding, Birmingham

Handy MAN
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Handy MAN
My dad Colin is a clever chap. He was helping me decorate my new home, and when I needed to prop a ladder against one of my freshly painted walls, he popped a couple of safety gloves on the top of it so it wouldn’t leave any marks. He’s very handy to have around!
Amy Millinchip, Dudley, W Mids

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Sweet SUR-PRIZE
At the primary school, where I work, staff and parents turn glass jars into prize jars! After giving them a good clean, we fill them with sweets and decorate the outside. Finally, the jars are raffled off at school. Not only do the kids love the prizes, but it’s a money maker for the school too!   Jo Ranson, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Bowled OVER
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Bowled OVER
Trying to keep my grandchildren David, five, and James, four, entertained over the Easter holidays, I had an idea. I covered an empty cardboard box with white paper, cut out a small arch, then drew a rabbit face on, using the arch as the mouth. Finally, I gave my grandsons some colourful balls to try to roll into the arch and bunny bowling was born! 
Irene Emerson, Grimsby, Lincs

Easter PARADE
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Easter PARADE
I wanted to make some Easter bunting, so I cut out lots of triangles from some corrugated cardboard packaging, which I decorated, using letters I’d cut from a magazine. I punched holes in them and threaded them on to some yarn. After adding some decorative clips, I strung it up over my fireplace.
Michelle McGuire, Grimsby, Lincs

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