Crafting With Kids, by Elizabeth Shaw

Crafting With Kids, by Elizabeth Shaw

Small fingers push

jagged cloth into pools of glue,

seepage quickly covered in damp feathers.

Pens clasped together

conjure rainbows in cloud

coloured spaces.

A storm of sequins and glitter,

of which there is never enough,

although the floor is flooded.

‘Finished!’

Hands hold up the creation,

wide eyes seek approval.

Smiles added to the gallery.


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Elizabeth Shaw is a development manager for a heritage organisation. Born in Yorkshire, she now lives in Cannock, Staffordshire with her husband and daughter. Elizabeth loves writing, nature and archaeology.  Follow her on Instagram @shawpoetry