Children’s arts group proves a hit

Some mums and kids at a recent Craft Attack in Inverallochy.
Some mums and kids at a recent Craft Attack in Inverallochy.

An arts and crafts group for youngsters is holding its next event this month.

Craft Attack, which started last November in Invercairn, is held once a month for children of all ages.

The arts club was set up by married mum-of-two Vicki Davidson who felt there were not enough creative activities on offer for kids in the Fraserburgh area. This month’s event is being held from 4pm to 5pm on February 28 at the Invercairn Village Hall. The theme will be Mad Hatters.

Vicki, who is a nurse at the Renal Unit in Peterhead Community Hospital, tries to organise one Craft Attack session per month with between 11 and 13 creative stations for the children to choose from.

Activities on offer have included decorating fairy cakes, bags, slippers, magnets, photo frames, swords and shields as well as making wall decorations, hats and masks.

Craft Attack has so far been promoted largely through Facebook, and this month’s session has already sold out.

The cost to attend is £5 per ticket, which includes the arts materials, the kids’ snacks and tea for mum or dad. Craft Attack is a non-profit group and Vicki tries to keep the maximum number of children attending the sessions to 30.

Commenting, Vicki said: “Craft Attack is going really well. We’ve only been up and running a short time and already it’s getting bigger and better.

“I’ve got lots of ideas for this year. “