Family Art Packs

Art Works have commissioned Artist Rachel Jennings to design, prepare and deliver 50 Family Art Packs to families who currently access Sparkhill Food Bank at St Johns Church in Sparkhill.

Rachel is an experienced Community Artist, having previously worked in health, wellbeing and youth settings. You can find out more about her projects and artistic practice at

I wanted to do things that all ages could do and that would inspire imagination.  A lot of the activities are made from recycled items from a scrap store or items that would normally be in a food bank.

Activities include:

  • Growing seeds in a CD case.
  • A dangly octopus
  • Making a boat
  • Sock Puppet
  • Bee hotel
  • Tin can owl
  • Mosaic kit
  • Word fun
  • Water Art
  • Fir Cone animal 

The kits include everything needed, from glue sticks to scissors (left handed ones available on request), paint brushes to googly eyes.