Challenge 10

Paper bunting

Today’s challenge is Paper bunting. You can use whatever shapes you want in whatever paper you can find. Perhaps you could make a string of bunting as a gift for someone to cheer them up during this difficult time.

Step 1. Choose a theme: Space, Woodland, Rainbows, Animals, Robots, Springtime, Hearts, Seaside, etc 

Step 2. Collect different papers together but please ask before you cut them up! Old maps, music sheets, magazines, pictures you’ve made, wrappers etc are all good to use. Think about what colours are best for your chosen theme.

Step 3. Draw and cut out your shapes. They can be all different or all the same. 

Step 4. String your collection of shapes together by taping thread to the back of each one. Fishing line, string, cotton or wool all work well. If you wanted to, you could sew the thread through each shape with a sewing needle. This can be tricky so ask for help if you need it.

Finally, have fun and please let us see your paper creations via our link. 

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/bNLXH2vkSm/

Challenge 9

have a really good think!

A Quiz

let’s have some fun, and find out some more about you.

You can film your answers, you can record them or you can just type them up and send them to us. But here are ten things we’d love to know

1. How are you?

2. What are you up to today?

3. What is your favourite food, what is the best meal you’ve ever had?

4. What song or what music always makes you stop and listen because you love it so much?

5. Where would you most like to visit? Where would you most like to be right now?

6. What was the last thing you watched? How was it?

7. If you were cooking for the whole family, what would you make?

8. Do you like your popcorn sweet or salted? if not popcorn, what do you go for?

9. What is your favourite word, what word do you think you say most often?

10. What Question would you ask? answer it for yourself.

Once you have your answers you can send them to us via an uploader.

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/CZ5ARwxuWO/

Good luck, the Deadline is Wednesday 8th April 2020

Challenge 8

Easter Egg Surprise 

You will need

Some cardboard (cereal boxes are perfect)

1 Split pin or string if you don’t have one

Pencil, glue, scissors 

Things to decorate your egg

Instructions 

1.Start by drawing an egg onto your cardboard, now cut in half with a zig zag line.

2. Draw and cut out your chick, making sure it will fit in your egg. Perhaps you could make a Bunny, Alien or Monster instead of a chick?

3. Decorate with anything you want: pens, paint, collage, googly eyes etc.

4. Once dry, join your egg together with a split pin or some string. Be careful when making the holes!

5. Finally glue your Chick or other creature inside. 

You can send them to us in two ways, via our email address youththeatrecreates@gmail.com

Or via the uploader if the file is large.

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/QBcSPvH051/

Good luck everyone. Deadlines to get your images to us is Monday 6th April 2020.

Challenge 7

Interview your Family

Wayne, Jenna, Mabel and Riley from Phill’s family

We want to know more about you and your family, who do you live with? What do they do when they aren’t at home with you? What do they like, can they cook, are they funny?  

This challenge is to interview a family member or more than one, ask them the burning questions you’ve always wanted to know, or get them to tell you some of their stories.  

As usual we want you to share the results with us, you can write down your interviews like in a magazine, or you can film them on your phone, or you can record them like a radio interview.  We want pictures to go with them too! 

Matty, Kate, Nancy and Penny, from Phill’s family

You can send them to us in two ways, via our email address youththeatrecreates@gmail.com

Or via the uploader if the file is large.

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/XWJYihAxFL/

Good luck and happy interviewing

Deadline to get your work to us is Saturday 4th April 2020

Challenge 6

Hoax Fairies

In 1917 two cousins named Elsie Wright and Frances Griffith took five photographs showing images of real life Fairies! The pictures shocked the world and were believed to be proof that Fairies truly are ‘at the bottom of the garden’. 

The Cottingley Fairy photos, named after the place they were taken, fooled many people. The author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was an avid believer in the pictures. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that they admitted they were fakes and that the ‘Fairies’ were in fact cardboard cutouts. 

Your challenge is to make your own hoax photograph or film. Think Fairies, U.F.Os, Spooks and Monsters. Let your imagination and creativity run wild! Perhaps dress up a family member or make a model, it’s up to you. Just have fun and please send us your results – we can’t wait to see them. 

Here’s how to upload your content:

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/H6ZL8fLuEc/

Good luck and have fun.

Pets – Challenge 5

Phill’s cat Morgan, just chilling.

Show us your pets!

This Challenge ended up with its own page on the site https://ashtongroupyouththeatre.wordpress.com/pets/

Do you have a pet? More than one?  Cat, dog, goldfish, a painted rock that you take everywhere with you? 

We’d love to find out more about your pets, tell us their name, age, what you love about them, show us some pictures or take a bit of video of your pet going about their day.  

How you choose to share with us is up to you, a voice recording, a written account, drawings or photographs.

Phill’s cat Mia

if you don’t have a pet, tell us why, and tell us, if you would like one, what it would be and what you’d do together.

You can contact us in two ways for this challenge

You can email us at youththeatrecreates@gmail.com

Or use the uploader for large files

Here’s how to upload:

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/iUENGKrB9C/

Rainbows – Challenge 4

Spread the Joy!

As people are social distancing, some have decided to place rainbows in their windows so that young children out for walks and exercise can spot them and count how many they see as they go.  

Therefore, the next challenge is to make a rainbow. You can use whatever you like or have hanging around to make it, if it’s able to fit in your window or attach to it all the better, have fun with it and send us the results using the uploader.

Here’s how to upload your rainbow:

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/6zcQFH4lFb/

Spread a bit of joy!

Finish the story – Challenge 3

What could possibly go wrong?

This is a story challenge, we will start it and we want to tell us what happens next.

Here are some of the results…

This is Toms version of the Story.

What appeared in front of them after they came downstairs,

And how it got there, no one knew.

Perhaps Merlin the wizard of all wizards came during the night

And transformed the toy into a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Or perhaps Postman Pat came very early in the morning and replaced it with an

Old English Sheepdog.

Anyhow, there in front of them was a real dog, just as they always dreamed of.

The breed was a Doberman, but unlike any other, this one was not vicious.

When it got a walk in the park, it hardly ripped the souls out of squirrels, and when it was on the sofa, it hardly bit them on the hands, it just cuddled the family like it was their own water bottle

The family thought that the Doberman would be rough and vicious, but luckily it wasn’t.

It was certainly better than a toy dog any day.

What appeared in front of them after they came downstairs,

And how it got there, no one knew.

Perhaps Merlin the wizard of all wizards came during the night

And transformed the toy into a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Or perhaps Postman Pat came very early in the morning and replaced it with an

Old English Sheepdog.

Anyhow, there in front of them was a real dog, just as they always dreamed of.

The breed was a Doberman, but unlike any other, this one was not vicious.

When it got a walk in the park, it hardly ripped the souls out of squirrels, and when it was on the sofa, it hardly bit them on the hands, it just cuddled the family like it was their own water bottle

The family thought that the Doberman would be rough and vicious, but luckily it wasn’t.

It was certainly better than a toy dog any day.

and here is Michaels story, which he also recorded for us.

You can write it down and photograph it, you can type it up and send it us, you can read it out loud and record your voice, or make a video and send us the next part.

So here is the start of the story:

They’d always wanted a dog, someone to walk with in the park, to play with and maybe put in a silly jumper at Christmas.  The flat was too small though, hardly enough room for the family, so a cuddly dog toy would just have to do. You couldn’t take it for a walk… without looking silly, but it was nice to have next to you on the sofa. Just, well it wasn’t a real dog. Sure it was fluffy and it didn’t slobber on you, but oh how they wished it could be real.

One night, laid in bed, they wished really hard… like wishing to Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy all in one go! But of course this is just real life not a story and so the next morning…

What?

What happens next?

Take it wherever you like, make it as long as you want, as short as you dare, whatever you decide, have fun with it and share it with us.

Put your name on any story or say at the start of recordings or video

Here’s how to upload your story:

Step 1: Click on the drive uploader below.

Step 2: Attach your file.

Step 3: Add your Name and Email when it is asked for.

Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/Jl5cROzq6Z/

Have fun with it and good luck.

Peg Puppets – Challenge 2

Peg Puppets

Hello Everyone, Today’s creative activity is… drum roll…. PEG PUPPETS!

Tom made us this brilliant video of his peg puppets in a action packed adventure!

Using the instructions below as a guideline, you can make many different characters and could even perform your own puppet show.

You will need:

A peg (wooden ones are best)

Cardboard (cereal boxes work well)

Scissors, Pencil, Glue and Felt pens.

Using a pencil, draw around your peg onto the card.

Now draw your creature to fit the peg shape. Make sure its mouth will sit along the peg opening.

Colour your creature and when your happy with the design, cut it out.

Cut your creature in half along its mouth line.

Glue each half onto the peg. Allow to dry.

If you want to you can add a wobbly eye or tongue. For more inspiration search Pinterest.

But wait!!! We don’t have any pegs in the house! Not to worry, get creative and add a puppet to your fingers (or just draw on them) You could use some safety scissors, anything than open or close!

We’d love to see some video or pictures of your finished creations that we can share with everyone.

Here’s how to upload your artwork:
Step 1: Click on the drive uploader link below.
Step 2: Attach your file.
Step 3: Add your Name and Email when its asked for.
Step 4: Hit send

https://driveuploader.com/upload/bqAMqVxk0b/