The arts & crafts exchange pairing children with care home residents to give
3 HITS OF HAPPY
every month.

Crafting Connections

"This crafting pack was absolutely fantastic! We had so much fun creating together for our new friend"
Sue Grace
Marcea's mum

3 HITS OF HAPPY

Repeat each month and feel the JOY

A mum and daughter

#1 Happy Hit

CREATE a unique piece of artwork for your new friend (they’ll do the same)

#2 Happy Hit

FEEL GOOD as you post it, knowing you’re making a difference

#3 Happy Hit

SMILE when your friend’s artwork drops through your door

What are the benefits?

For children

  • Places value on older generations
  • Develops artistic, creative and language skills
  • Teaches kindness, empathy and compassion
  • Post and goodies every month (kids love post!)

For older people

  • Reduces loneliness and social isolation
  • Feel-good factor of contributing to a child’s development
  • An enriching, engaging activity with a purpose
  • Builds a keepsake of memories as the friendship grows
"Initially I just wanted to help someone else...but now I realise the benefits for my child as well...he really does want to make Mary happy with his creations"
Parent/Guardian

How it works

1 Sign up and be matched with an older person

2 Receive your pack and start creating (they’ll be doing the same!)

3 Send your artwork to us

4 Receive your friend’s masterpiece and your next pack

5 Continue each month and watch the friendship blossom

"A meaningful craft activity to do with my little one that will bring joy to someone's life"
Parent/Guardian

Meet our ambassador

Award-winning children’s illustrator and author Nick Sharratt is our Crafting Connections ambassador.  Watch the amazing video he created just for us! 

Nick Sharratt

Stories

Friendships & fun stuff

What. A. Week. (Eeek!)

It’s all good 🥳INCREDIBLE🥳 news however, as all of the above happened on Rob and Josh’s parenting podcast ‘Parenting Hell’, when they gave Crafting Connections

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Membership

Come and join the Crafting Connections community! Places are limited each month, so don’t delay…

children posting a letter