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Crafting up fun for children with The Material Geeks

The Material Geeks

The Material Geeks were planning to celebrate their first birthday at this May's Flowerfest in Castlebank Park. As the festival has now been cancelled due to COVID-19, The Material Geeks decided that if they couldn’t run their workshops they wanted their mini geeks to still be able to craft and problem solve.  If they could help their customers to entertain their kids with activities and challenges it could bring a welcome break to their days. 

Nikkie Lambie of The Material Geeks said "Our new daily challenges are now in their second week.   Each day is themed, open to any child 0-99 and is very flexible offering various methods and materials that can be used.  We are mindful your home’s may not be overflowing with craft materials so we’ve tried to focus on what people might have. "

"Each night all the images are shown on our Facebook page at 9pm.  Children can then see their friends that have also taken part in the challenges -hopefully helping them to see they are in it with them.  My own children have been over the moon each morning to get up and see all the entries."

"Come and join us, would be lovely to see some more Lanark faces each day. Or if you can come and like the kids work. So far they have been amazing."

"It’s certainly lifted my heart each day and given me a sense of purpose.  We will get through this together."

Find out more and take part in the daily challenges at