Paper Crafts

This is an enjoyable, hands-on workshop aimed at giving participants extra ideas to use in the classroom, as well as for their own personal use.

This In-service class can be tailored to suit your school’s individual needs.

“The feed-back from the teachers has been very positive. The teachers say they are looking forward to using the techniques and ideas in their classrooms.” Carolyne Hull, Deputy Principal, Bray Park State School
“Tricia’s hands-on teaching style gave a wealth of creative Christmas ideas, which proved a great hit in the classroom.” Sharyn Sinnamon, Teacher Aide, Corinda State School
“Trish Smout holds the distinction of being the only inservice provider invited back to our school through popular demand....Her workshop sessions were ideally suited to our primary school setting and were immediately applicable with minimal costs.....Trish is a highly qualified teacher and specialist in her field who delivers exceptional value for the inservice dollar.” Trevor McDonald, Deputy Principal, Pialba State School

In this workshop participants will be shown many different techniques for creating interesting cards and boxes, and ideas for teachers and aides to enhance classroom charts and displays. Some of these ideas are also suitable for students to incorporate in their projects and schoolwork - the activities are ideal for using with children in middle and upper primary classes, but they can also be modified for younger children.

Many of these techniques can be used to reinforce concepts taught in Maths, Art and English Language Arts for all year levels, as well as Media Studies and Tourism subjects in secondary schools. Throughout the workshop references will be made to link these activities to specific topics in the curriculum.

The techniques taught in this workshop include embossing, stamping, origami, punching and creative folding. These will be used to create and decorate gift cards, envelopes and boxes. Following a demonstration and discussion of each method, participants then make samples to keep.


The course can be tailored to suit each school's specific requirements, and the length of the session depends on how many techniques are covered (usually between 1 and 5 hours).
Click here for detailed descriptions of the possible techniques that can be included in the class.

These courses have been taught at Bray Park, Pialba, Sandy Straits and Corinda State Schools.


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