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Crafts Council Let’s Craft Appeal

Craft Council's initiative to bring creativity into the homes of children across England was launched over the past two months to a resounding success. Now, they need your help to bring Let’s Craft Packs to more homes.

Let's Craft kits: two kids learning how to make a slit book using instructions from Yodomo's papercraft kit.

Let’s Craft is an initiative by Craft Council in response to the circumstances around COVID-19 to support wellbeing in children by providing craft kits and nurturing budding creative skills. In a time when COVID-related financial difficulties mean basic craft supplies have become unaffordable luxuries to a vast number of children, a positive impact has been made with packs being distributed to thousands of children across England.

But more children remain without access to craft supplies and creative activities. Craft Council aims to raise £100,000 this summer in order to distribute 10,000 craft packs. Buy a £10 Let’s Craft pack today to support the wellbeing and development of a child in need of support. You can donate by texting CRAFT to 70085 to donate £10 or online via Craft Council.

Let's craft kits: sitting girl opening a Yodomo papercraft kit envelope.

Let’s Craft packs contain pens, pencils, brushes, paints, a canvas, a scrapbook and activity resource, meaning children can be creative throughout the summer. The packs are distributed to families in the most need of support through a network of community hubs and food banks across England.

Bec Hill, the UK-based comedian, writer and presenter and newly appointed ambassador of the appeal says:

“Every day I am thankful that I grew up with access to basic art and craft supplies. Not only did arts and crafts give me something to do as a kid, but it also provided me with the problem-solving and communication skills that I have today - not to mention the wonders it' done for my mental wellbeing.”

 Advocates of the Craft Council Let's Craft appeal include Victoria Beckham, Claudia Winkleman, Dawn French, Joe Lycett and Giles Coren.

Yodomo Let's Craft kits: navy blue envelope displayed with contents of instruction sheets and colour construction paper

Yodomo contributed to Let’s Craft with papercraft kits by instructors Kate Rochester and Isabella Mitchell. Packaged in handsome navy blue envelopes and sealed with the Yodomo logo, each kit contains step-by-step instructions to create both a slit book and a botanical collage. Included are colourful Colorplan papers from G. F. Smith to choose from and get creative with.

Three girls sitting on stools with Let's Craft kit boxes on their laps.

The Yodomo Team is thrilled to be a part of this important initiative to support creativity in youth and to aid families in England access these educational tools and resources, and we’re delighted to support Crafts Council’s appeal to raise £100,000. 

All photos by Kingsley Koranteng taken at Bygrove Primary School in Poplar. Photo permissions for all children held by Mayor's Fund for London.