Animal masks

Masks for a three year olds’ birthday party. When asked what his favourite animal was, my son replied Lion, Rabbit, Frog, Dragon, Bear, Horse, Fox – so that was the theme of the party – we gave them a birthday tea.

All it took were some pizza boxes, a bit of elastic and some imagination.



Out of the box

Projects using cardboard boxes.

Mask making

An exploration into different types of masks.

Cards from dis-cards

I’m always looking for ways to make cards from packaging and recycled materials – and ways to recycle old cards.

Many of my cards are made the night before they’re needed which explains their ‘thrown together’ qualities. I really like making them (there’s nothing like a deadline to give you focus). Many are made from frozen pizza boxes (we tend to have a lot of them), the card is similar to cereal boxes but comes in squares. I often use wood glue (PVA) to glue them together and I like to look for ways to make them 3D and interactive. These large ones are for immediate family so we don’t need to post them. We store them in boot boxes (bigger than shoe boxes) and they’re lovely things to rifle through when you’re feeling sentimental. The biggest impact my card making has had is to inspire my kids to make creative cards themselves – we’ve now quite a collection!