How CraftyPammy began?
I’ve always believed that Art and Literature are both connected in very profound ways and that they have a very positive impact on those involved.
Picture books are the perfect combination of Art and Literature and what better way than for children to take part in this than by creating their own artistic crafts after reading a beautiful picture book during storytime.
I still remember the moment when I was at work and I was planning a craft for my storytime and I got so inspired by a picture book that I wanted something creative and artistic linked to that book, to enhance that storytime experience.
It was a great success!
After that, I just kept focusing on one main book for my storytime and creating a craft to go along with it, while having other supporting books as well. I chose to focus on one specific picture book with a strong and positive message to create the accompanying craft.
By doing the craft, the kids develop a stronger attachment to the story and its message due to them being linked to the craft in a more personal level and they often tend to retell the story to their relatives when sharing their craft.
When I started CraftyPammy, my goal was to have a place where I could post the templates of the crafts that I was making and have them available as a resource to aid everyone who works with children – such as storytellers, librarians, and teachers.
I started this project with much, much love and it’s becoming larger every day thanks to visitors like you. I have been investing more and more time into this site and all I can say is that I’m so happy I started this project – it has enriched many kids life’s even just a bit with the power of joy, art and literature.