My name is Sarah Whiting, and I am the founder of Craft Invaders.
I started Craft Invaders for the simple reason that I want my kids to see me make things, and to have a go at making things themselves.
I was fortunate to grow up in an environment full of people with practical skills. When I was a child people baked, mended, did their own DIY, and could name all the plants in their gardens. My brother and I watched, helped and without even realising it we learned. We learned to try things out and to problem solve, to explore our surroundings and to have a go. I believe that if I can pass the same ethos on to my children that I will have done a pretty good job!
Our tag-line is Create, Explore and Discover because that’s what we love to do. All our tutorials are designed to use items which are readily available to everyone so you won’t need to spend lots of money to try one of our projects at home. We particularly love to come up with new craft ideas using everyday items that are found around the house, in nature, or are recycled. Everything you see on Craft Invaders, the kids and I have made ourselves. If we can do it, anyone can!
I hope that the creative ideas we share here will inspire you and your family to spend more time outdoors. Whether its playing in the park, foraging for food or simply sitting under a tree watching the world go by we believe that everyone, whatever their age, gains huge benefit from spending time outside connecting with nature.
Children love spending time in wild settings. It encourages exploration and imaginative play, and nature really does provide everything needed to keep them entertained. Playing in a natural environment allows kids to discover and learn, test themselves and take risks – all things that are crucial for their development and well-being.
I am hugely proud of my role as an Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion tasked with encouraging families outdoors.
Everyone should know where their food comes from and how to cook it. We share recipes which will inspire you to cook, make your own food gifts and start foraging for wild food. You’ll even find some original Craft Invaders recipes that we have developed ourselves – revolting edible scabs for Halloween anyone?
We live in the beautiful Cotswolds in the South West of England and want to share its beauty and history with you all. From Neolithic sites to Castles and festivals, we hope that by sharing our family days out and holidays we’ll inspire you all to visit our little corner of England one day!
We hope you enjoy your visit to our blog and would love to hear if we inspire you with any of our makes and activities. We welcome all comments, suggestions and feedback – please feel free to leave a comment, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via any of our social media channels x