Make and Do Workshops – Arts & Crafts Entertainment
Make and Do run painting and making workshops for children of all ages. They will supply two members of staff and all materials including tables if necessary.
A standard day would consist of a ‘drop-in’ system, whereby around 200 children will come and go as they please, each one making something to take home – no booking required. There are many items available to make including masks, hats & small banners. There are a wide range of themes to choose from, and workshops can be tailor made to suit specific promotions.
Please not that Make and Do cannot be responsible for children - adults must be local at all times. Make and Do have been running workshops for 14 years and have developed a very smooth system of dealing with large volumes of children. All workshops are self-contained, well controlled and leave no mess.
In a standard day they run 2 x 2-hour workshops with a break in between.
The ideal space is 4 x 4 metres, but this can be flexible.
Options Available Include:
The Olympic Torch Relay
On the 19th of May the Olympic flame arrives at Lands End. If you are one of the many communities participating in its epic journey across the UK our Olympic Torch making workshop is a perfect way to get involved. Makes include Olympic Torches, Union Jacks, and a variety of Olympic themed flags and banners so every one has something to wave as they cheer the torch bearers on their way.
The Queen's Jubilee
Planning a street party or event to commemorate the Jubilee? Every one will enjoy making our Union Jack hats, flags, crowns, banners and more, lasting souvenirs of the royal occasion.
The Olympics and the ParaOlympics
There are more opportunities to wave the flag with out Team GB flag and hats, Olympic lions etc or if you just feel like like celebrating everything our classic carnival workshop is hard to beat.
Making Union Jack flags, Union Jack hats, crowns, tiaras, entwined C and W hearts, Celebration banners, horses, unicorns, celebration hats, flags and masks all ready to celebrate the big day!
St. Patricks Day
Make some shamrocks, St Patrick hats, flags, banners and masks ready to celebrate in style!
Jungle is a hugely popular theme and one of the favourites. Colourful and vibrant with wonderful animals and flowers. Makes include: Elephants, giraffes, monkeys, leopards, snakes, flamingos, crocodiles, lions, tigers, exotic birds and butterflies.
Roll up, roll up, come and join the circus. A perfect summer theme. Children can make: Clowns, horses, elephants, seals, lions, tigers, trapeze artists, strong men and acrobats.
Fly to the moon with this magical Make and Do workshop. A lovely theme for the winter months. Children can make: Rockets, flying saucers, spacemen, aliens, masks, moons, stars, planets and much more.
Seaside / Under Water
Brighten up your summer with a Make and Do seaside workshop. Children can make: Mermaids, mermaid masks, dolphins, Neptune masks, sharks, fish on lines, octopuses, sea horses,
starfish, shells, and sunshine banners.
Bugs World is a lovely spring/summer workshop, very popular with the children. Makes include: Caterpillars, snails, dragonflies, bees, grasshoppers, hedgehogs, spiders, webs, butterflies, ladybirds and beetles. Also a huge variety of colourful flowers.
Yehaa! Way out West with Make and Do. A very popular theme. With a smaller group of children it is even possible to make a huge totem pole. Makes include: Cowboy and Indian masks, coil snakes, snake masks, totems, headbands, eagles, buffalo and horses.
With the interest children have these days in witches and wizards we have developed our Wizard Magic theme. Makes include: Witch and wizard masks, wizard hats, dancing wizards, owls, bats, cats and rats, unicorns, flying horses, frogs, toads and much more.
Definitely a favourite with all children. Dinosaurs are a guaranteed hit. Makes include: Dinosaur masks, dinosaur banners, prehistoric flowers and insects.
Hoist the Jolly Roger with Make and Do. Pirates are a perfect summer theme, full of colour and energy. Makes include: Pirate hats, masks and flags, parrots, mermaids, dolphins, fish, sharks sunshine masks and much more.
Carnival is a wonderfully colourful, exciting and universal theme suitable for any event. Perfect for Festivals and Parades. Makes include hats, masks, Carnival costumes, banners & flags.
Liven up your parade with a splash of Make and Do colour. Hats, masks, banners and simple costumes are quick to create at drop-in workshops. We can also work with smaller numbers (around 20) to produce spectacular group artworks - e.g. carnival dragons, giant fish, pirate galleons etc.
Make a date on February 14th and book a Make and Do workshop. Children can make: Cards, hearts, flowers, cherubs, doves, butterflies, bees and lovebirds.
For a spooky spectacular at Halloween book your Make and Do workshop. Children can make: Pumpkins, witches, wizards, ghosts, vampires, skeletons, mummies, rats, cats, and all things that go bump in the night.
Celebrate the joys of spring with a Make and Do workshop. Children can make: Chicks, hens, bunny masks, eggs, flowers, birds and butterflies, rabbits and Easter bonnets.
All mothers will enjoy receiving home made gifts on their special day. Makes include: Cards, flowers, birds, hearts, stars, suns and moons.
For a sparkling Christmas full of good cheer. Why not book Make and Do early this year. Makes include: Decorations, gifts, magic wands, fairies, Santa, reindeer and snowmen masks, robins, angels, and Christmas trees.
Chinese New Year
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Make and Do workshop, or book a Dragons workshop at any time. Children can make: Chinese hats, dragons, dragon masks, dancing dragons, dragon banners, lanterns, tigers and Chinese star symbols.
St Georges Day
Celebrate St George’s day in style with a Make and Do workshop. Makes include: Knights, dragons, and maidens, helmets and masks, St Georges flags and hats.
Land of the Pharaohs
A popular subject in schools. Most children love all things Egyptian. Makes include; Mummy, Pharaoh and cat masks, pyramids, palm trees and Hieroglyphs.
Enter into an enchanted world of magic and mystery. A delightful winter theme. Makes include: Fairies, fairy headbands, unicorns, elves, giants, goblins, and monsters, flying horses, magic wands, pixies and much more.
Victorian / Dickenson Christmas
Perfect for any Victorian Christmas events. Period masks and quaint Christmas items.
The Magic of Pantomime
Perfect for a Christmas workshop with a difference. With all your favourite characters including, Snow White, the Wicked Queen, Peter Pan Cinderella and Captain Hook.
Knights, Damsels horses, lions, shields helmets and dragons, a perfect theme for a parade.
Characters from History / Through the Times
Lots of masks and hats through the ages. Including, the Egyptians, the Middle ages, The Elizabethans, The Victorians, Gangsters and molls and much more.
Around the World
A great theme for a booking over several days, visiting a new country every day. Countries include India, Africa, Britain, America, China, South Seas and Egypt.
"The event was an absolute success – helped immensely by the craft workshop!... the works of art the kids were producing were just fabulous! I had really good feedback from people about the team, and how they interacted with the kids and adults alike. A great day and lots of fun had by everyone. Thanks for your help in sourcing them."
- Neopost Ltd (via Contraband)
”The Make & Do were fantastic (so child friendly, enthusiastic) and were a pleasure to work with. The face painters were the best I have ever seen, amazing creations, I was quite tempted!”
- Land Securities
”Make and Do were great to work with and feedback from them was that they had a lovely day.”
- Jack Morton Worldwide
”I wanted to express my gratitude toward Make & Do. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them. They were professional, friendly and exceptional with both the parents and children. They also had a really good understanding of our event and went out of their way to encourage children to take part in the other activities – I have no doubt this contributed significantly to the success of the event and its other features, for which I am extremely grateful. I will be recommending them for future events.”
- Bromley Council
"Fantastic! Unforgettable! Now one of the family, Make and Do provide lots of colour and lots of laughter as a regular feature of our summer programme. Not to be missed!"
- Jersey Arts Centre
”Make and Do went down really well and the two girls who ran it were lovely and worked very hard. We had very good feedback from customers and the children went away extremely happy.”
- County Square, Ashford
"They were very busy on both days, and hugely popular with the children and parents who attended. It really was a great addition to the festival fun."
- Lakeside Arts Centre
"They were a delight to work with - and we work with all sorts here! They were very organised and calmly managed two busy days; our visitors were very happy with the things their children made."
- Barrow Borough Council
"The feedback from parents has been tremendous, they loved the fact that their children could do something really creative and take it home with them. Thanks again for your effort and hard work."
- Centre Court Shopping Centre
"Thank you to the Make and do team for their wonderful workshops over half term. My young son enjoyed himself so much and it gave vent to his more creative side which I as a mother of two, rarely find enough time for."
- Centre Court Wimbledon
"Understood the brief and made everyone very welcome. A pleasure to work with and will book them again."
- London Borough of Bromley (via Contraband)
"Thanks very much for your help on this. All of the guys were absolutely great!"
- Pretty Green (via Contraband)
Previous Clients Include:
Farnborough Shopping Centre
Ashford Shopping Centre
Pantiles Shopping Centre
Cambridge Folk Festival
Jersey Arts Festival
Centre Court Wimbledon
Merseyway Easter Week
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