Spoonville – Children’s Online Workshop

Son and Father enjoy making a Spoony together using a Spoony Kit form benchspace

Take a Trip to Spoonville.

Benchspace Cork in association with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland’s Keep Well Campaign present an online Spoonville workshop for younger makers.

The very first Spoonville was started in Winnersh, Berkshire, England by Karen Vass who came up with the idea of making Spoony characters from wooden spoons as a way of cheering up her local community during Covid-19 lockdown. All of the Spoonvilles around the world have been created as something fun, interactive and safe to do during the Covid-19 pandemic. With communities locked down and unable to get together themselves, there are no rules for Spoony people and so Spoonville populations everywhere are growing and growing. You can keep track of these gatherings at www.spoonvilleinternational.com.

To get involved you’ll need …
  • Wooden/serving spoon.
  • Pipe cleaners Or twigs or chop sticks.
  • Fabric scraps.
  • Googly eyes or marker to draw in eyes.
  • Yarn.
  • Needle and thread.
  • PVA/child-safe glue.
  • Paint – use acrylic paint if the spoon is to go outdoors.
  • Scissors (have a parent help).
Ready-Made Spoony Packs

We also have hundreds of pre-assembled Spoony packs to deliver for free – If you are a charity or non-profit organisation working with children get in contact to receive some.

Once you’ve collected or received your supplies, you can follow this online workshop by Amanda from Sew Happy Cork.