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'Heads, bodies and tails' art puzzle for children and families. An engaging hands-on activity that cultivates creativity through play.

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Who we are

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plan and deliver art and design workshops for children aged 5 -12 and family groups. Integral to what we do is the development of art products that we can use as learning resources. To make our workshop activities fun, accessible and intuitive.

The story so far...
Our work is influenced by the Play Art movement. Where the forms and nature of the art products offer a wealth of possibilities and directions.

Our Heads, bodies and tails art puzzle is made from tiles that are interchangeable. The children arrange the pieces in any number of combinations. They learn through the hand and the eye, by experimenting and by chance. Children are able to devise their own solutions to the puzzle.

Ready to go
We have designed and produced a number of art games and puzzles using surplus polyethylene sheets and these are offered as rewards. They can be seen here under the title Pattern and play. They are custom made by hand to a specified size for use as a learning resource, or for example, a wall display in a children’s centre.

The money raised will enable us to produce the Heads, bodies and tails art puzzle for use in our school workshops and to sell on our website.

Sorting out the pieces, now where does that go?
Sorting out the pieces, now where does that go?
A visual guide with a few combinations gets you started.
A visual guide with a few combinations gets you started.

How we will use the money
The aim is to manufacture the art puzzle Heads, bodies and tails.
The pack and the contents are reproduced with high quality digital colour printing on 350 gsm card.  Digital printing means we can create numerous versions in quantities to keep the retail price affordable around £7.00.

Although you can really make weird and wonderful creatures the activity is about exploring shape, colour and combinations. The shapes are deliberately ambiguous, that head could be a tail and so on. And it means when the children draw their own outlines they can make of them what they will.

Thanks for your support.

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This is the first step to designing, manufacturing and selling a range of art products. And of course using in our workshops. It's a challenge. But, we will continually develop these art products and be responsive to the feedback given by children, parents and educators.

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    A link to a short DIY video of Heads, bodies and tails art puzzle. Shows how to make the art puzzle with paper, scissors and glue with methods and tools suitable for children aged 5 – 12.

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    'Heads, bodies and tails' art pack. Digitally printed in colour. 16 laminated tiles 94 mm x 94 mm on 350 gsm card. A4 guide to playing.

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    Dotty art puzzle (hand made limited edition). Packaging from recycled corrugated card. 9 tiles 94 x 94 mm made from waste sheets of coloured polyethylene foam, with folded A4 guide to playing included. Please note the polyethylene tiles, in this and the other art games and puzzles below, will vary slightly in thickness, texture and colour.

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    Turn over memory game (hand made limited edition). Packaging from recycled corrugated card. 16 tiles 94 x 94 mm made from waste sheets of coloured polyethylene foam, with folded A4 guide to playing included.

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    Centipede (hand made limited edition). Pack from recycled corrugated card. 32 pieces (overall size 94 x 550 mm approximately) made from waste sheets of coloured polyethylene foam, with folded A4 guide to assembling.

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    Heads, bodies and tails (limited edition). Pack from recycled corrugated card. 16 tiles 188 mm x 188 mm made from waste sheets of coloured polyethylene foam, with folded A4 guide to playing inside.

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    (see update 3) A set of 4 art puzzles: Dotty, Quarters, Strand and Windmill for exploring pattern and abstract art. Each art puzzle pack is digitally printed in colour.with 16 laminated tiles 94 mm x 94 mm on 350 gsm card. Includes A4 user guide.

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    See update 4. A set (6 in total) of our art puzzles and a game. All are digitally printed in colour. with 16 laminated tiles 94 mm x 94 mm on 350 gsm card and with an A4 guide to playing.

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