BugStore! What a fantastic idea for your town's children's or literary festival!I've just spent the last three weeks working with the children of four primary schools in Yeovil, Somerset to create hundreds of colourful Pop Up Paper Bugs to fill an empty shop unit in Yeovil's Quedam Centre. It was Pauline Burr of South Somerset District Council's Art department who came up with this genius idea and what fun it's proved to be! It's a brilliant way to engage with the wider community, to show the outreach work that goes on behind the scenes at a literary festival and a wonderful way to promote and publicise your festival. The reaction of children, teachers, shoppers and council was a pure delight.
Pauline knew all about my very popular Pop Up Monster and Dinosaur Workshops for kids and thought that I could come up with a simple pop up bug design to share with the children of Yeovil. It didn't take long to come up with a design which would be simple enough for even the youngest and least experienced hands to create something special.
Using another thousand or so sheets of my favourite Rothmill assorted I set out to see what the children of Yeovil could come up with. I was not disappointed!
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