Kids Kabin@home kits – creativity in action!
The first 50 Kids Kabin home creativity kits – for ongoing cookery, woodwork and sewing projects – have been delivered to Kids Kabin members and their families. We've since been catching up with kids and parents, on the phone and via some Zoom activity workshops, to see how things have been going.
As you might expect, there’s been lots and lots of activity and many moments of creative brilliance! Wooden windmills, a fly swatter, photo frames, teddy bears for friends, a chicken curry, cup cakes (of course!), toy cars, a bed for someone's sister’s doll, pom-pom hedgehogs and much more have so far been made. And parents have been telling us how their kids have enjoyed the responsibility, activity and challenge of the kits.
Here's what they said
“Maddison has loved the woodwork kit. She’s made friendship crosses for her friends with their names on. She’s made a windmill and a photo frame for my birthday. She’s also used the gaffer tape for making a running track for the other kids up the street. She’d love more materials to make more. It’s kept her busy.”
Pictured: Maddison with her wooden photo frame and removable insert
And from a young chef: “I made chicken tikka. Mum and Dad liked it but I didn’t because it was too strong. I'm going to make it again and put less spice in next time.”
Her Mum added: “Daisy-May absolutely loves her baking set. She wants a kids Zoom cookery session every day to show everyone her new skills.”
There's more to come
We’re looking forward to finding out about hundreds of other creations and sharing these stories. The next round of packs is set to be delivered to another 60 to 70 families on June 18th and 19th.
A big thankyou again to the Sage Foundation for its support for the tools and materials to make these projects happen, to ASDA Byker for its donations of ingredients for the baking kits, to The Children’s Foundation for support with deliveries, and to the amazing Kids Kabin volunteers for making this happen!