Admittedly I am pretty pants at drawing and wasn’t that good at craft until Roo was born. Soon however I got into craft boxes and re-using bits of left over boxes etc around the house to make some brilliant castles and even a pirate ship one summer! One of the best shows for craft ideas is Art Attack on Disney Junior.
I like it because it is a British show with no annoying American accents, and none of the activities are that complicated….trust me even I can follow them.
If you haven’t seen Art Attack yet it is one of the UK’s best-loved children’s TV shows and is currently in its second series on Disney Junior UK with a fresh and colourful mix of do-it-yourself activities and creative ideas to spark imagination and creativity among kids.
Make Your Own Pirate Sword
The show’s brand new presenter Lloyd Warbey features in a new vodcast demonstrating step-by-step instructions for how to make your very own wooden imitated pirate sword (and pretend to be a pirate!) inspired by the hit Disney Junior animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates, which follows three young pirates, leader Jake and friends Izzy and Cubby, on their adventures as they try to outwit the two infamous Disney characters, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee from Disney’s classic Peter Pan.
Art Attack presenter, Lloyd Warbey comments: “I was a big fan of Art Attack growing up and used to watch the show with my family, and then try to recreate the makes. I’m thrilled that I can now be a part of the show’s heritage and hopefully inspire a new generation of children to think imaginatively and get creative.”
In the second series of Art Attack, the much-loved elements from series one such as the trademark Big Art Attacks return, as well as new Disney themed ‘makes’ and regular artistic segments including:
- Main Make – Presenter Lloyd Warbey will show viewers how to make a ‘big make’ involving more detail such as puppets and secret treasure boxes in different shapes.
- Art Technique – This segment will describe a technique that kids can use to apply to pictures such as creating a wood effect on a sign or tree, using tape to create a curly head of hair or turning pictures into ‘spooky’ images.
- Simple Art (Easy Makes) – Similar to Main Make, but simpler! This segment demonstrates ‘makes’ which will involve fewer stages – a lot of fun ideas with basic steps to create.
The series will continue to be supported by its bespoke website, www.disneyjunior.co.uk/artattack and exclusive video clips will also be streamed on Disney Junior’s You Tube channel. You can catch new episodes of Art Attack every weekend at 10.35am and new episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates every Friday 5.30pm, on Disney Junior.
I know that if Roo sees this picture she’s going to want to have a go because as you can see from our adventures in Legoland Florida she absolutely adores being a little pirate in training!