Welcome to our Creative Zone Blog. The mission is to encourage people to explore the life and works of Seamus Heaney through the enjoyment of engaging arts and craft based activities, using Seamus Heaney’s work as a source of inspiration to fuel an imaginative response.
Seamus Heaney had a gift for taking the everyday ordinary, and creating something extraordinary through his use of words.
Have you heard of the saying, “a picture paints a thousands words”? Well, we think that Seamus Heaney’s use of words paints pictures and lots of imagery emerges inviting a creative visual response.
So why not join us on a creative journey as we delve into Seamus Heaney’s word hoard to see what we can find? Let’s get creative!
Week 1: Nature Art
Click here for your activity, instructions and helpful photos for week 1 activity: Nature Art.
Week 2: Make FLOWERS from an egg box
Click here for your activity, instructions and helpful photos for week 2 activity: Make FLOWERS from an egg box.
Week 3: Bookmarks
Click here for your activity, instructions and helpful photos for week 3 activity: Bookmarks
Week 4: Make a hanging flower decoration
Click here for your activity, instructions and helpful photos for week 4 activity: Make a hanging flower decoration
Week 5: Make a Pen Pot
Here's one we can all get involved with: Make your own pen pot from an old yogurt pot and be a #RecyclingHero! Remember to share your creative pieces with us on our Facebook page here or you can send an email to us here.
Click here for your activity, instructions and helpful photos for week 5
Week 6: Write your own Acrostic poem on being AT HOME
Try to be creative with the first letter of each line. The sample shown uses a letter stamp and an ink-pad. You could also use paints, coloured pencils, buttons, string or ribbons. What can you find?! Included are some examples of creative ways to make letters. Have fun!
Halloween Craft: Witches Face Garland
Click here to access the Witches template to help you create your very own Witches Face Garland.
Here's what you'll need to make your own Witches Garland:
✅ Green card: 1x A3 or 4x A4 sheets
✅ Orange card: 1x A3 or 4x A4 sheets
✅ Black card: 4 xA4 sheets
✅ Googly eyes: 8
✅ Black Marker
✅ Stapler and staples
✅ Glue Stick
✅ String or ribbon
Remember to share your Halloween crafts with us, you can email them directly here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or send them to us on our social media channels: Facebook