Feel Creative Project

Feel Creative

A project supporting care-experienced children and young people under Special Guardianship Orders to explore and discuss their feelings.

Feel Creative Project - South Tyneside Council

Funded by the Adoption Support Fund, Blue Cabin worked in partnership with South Tyneside Council to create a brand new Feelings Creative Resource for children and young people under Special Guardian Orders.

South Tyneside Council work with children and young people under Special Guardianship Orders and their carers, providing support, guidance and training.

The aim of this project was to support children and young people to explore, discuss and manage their feelings, particularly in relation to the Covid-19 emergency.

Feel Creative Packs

Working in partnership with South Tyneside Council and alongside a fabulous team of creative practitioners including Elena Miller (Starbright Arts), Michelle Wood (Sea Tern Print) and Nicola Golightly, a range of creative packs were designed (one per month across August, September and October 2020) and were hand delivered to over 40 children, between the ages of 0-14.

The content of packs included Pockets of Feelings: helping children to collect and share their emotions, with concertina pockets book, colour cards and emotions bunting and Coping with Change: helping children to explore emotions associated with changes in their lives, with air dry clay, making handprints and emotions bowls.

You can download a copy of the final report from the related Resource page.

Feel Creative Gallery

The families who received the Feel Creative Packs have been sharing a range of fantastic photos with each other and with us. The photos show the wonderful range of things they have made together.

Find out more

We would love to talk with you about bringing this project to your Local Authority or Virtual School.

Email jenny@wearebluecabin.com to arrange a cuppa and a conversation.

Project Partners

Introductory film from Nicola Golightly

This is an example of an introductory film in which Nic introduces herself and provides information about the contents of the October pack.

Island of Me Video with Elena at Star Bright Arts

This is an example of an introductory film in which Elena explains what contents can be found in the a Feel Creative Sensory Story Pack for children aged 5-9.

How To Video for Kit 1 with Michelle Wood from Sea Tern Print

This is an example of a how to film in which Michelle explains how use the contents of the Kit 1 pack for children aged 3 and above.