Den making

17 September 2019

I love delivering den making sessions!

Den making is a great creative activity that encourages good team work and problem solving skills, its great for physical development and gross motor skills and sparks imaginations and most importantly it’s fun!

All kinds of materials can be used for den making from furniture, cushions and bedsheets at home to cardboard boxes, but my favourite way to create dens is with bamboo rods and then decorate the bamboo structures with papers, fabrics, and ribbons.

Photos are from some of my favourite den making sessions over the years delivered in art galleries, libraries and community centres including the fancy animals den pictured above which was created by participants at Salford Museum and Art Gallery over the summer holidays.