Paper Crafts – includes card-making, collage, scrapbooking, origami, hand-made paper and marbling.

Jewellery Making

Textiles- felt craft,
needlecrafts, weaving.

How We Help

We are very fortunate in our talented Crafts team, all of whom are qualified and skilled makers.

Each has either experience of working with children or as artists in residence with young people at universities and colleges.

We have access to a working pottery and contacts with many crafters throughout the UK.

Therefore, we are able to offer children and their families diverse experiences across all Crafts areas.

chART supports the work of Arts & Crafts therapists in hospices, offering Crafts sessions for the children and materials. We also offer Family Days where parents and siblings can try out many new Crafts with our professional instructors and have some fun!

The crafts created by their children often become precious treasured items for families.

Puppet Making from wooden marionettes to simple finger or sock puppets. We also provide puppet theatres to enable children to enjoy their creations through imaginative play.


Pottery sessions with our Crafts team leader, Lauren, a professional ceramicist. Children have fun creating with clay, which Lauren then glazes and fires at her studio, before returning finished items to the children and their families.

Sugar Crafts

Seasonal Activities to include christmas crafts sessions, making and decorating gingerbread, sweets, decorations, cards, calendars and puppets.


Shop chART!

Our Crafts team make and source beautiful hand-crafted items for sale in our eBay store.

Please take a look!


Contact:Crafts Team Leader, Lauren Bromley Tel: 0191 2291178 e-mail:

Children's Hospice Arts (chART), 2 Percy Way, Walbottle Village, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8JA +44 191229 1178 or +44 7876 550314

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