Creative surprises providing lockdown happiness

Hornsea Men in Sheds group may not be able to meet at the moment but are instead sharing their creative spirit around the town.

Little gifts to decorate

People have been finding concrete fairy doors, fairy houses, gingerbread men, and flat teddy bears and a note saying: “Hornsea Men in Sheds, please take me home and paint me”. The group had got some molds to make the items to sell at the Floral Hall craft fair. 

When lockdown hit Curly Sue, as she is known to her fellow shed members, still made the concrete items.  Hornsea Men in Sheds decided they could be left around the town to provide some much needed lockdown happiness.  So far Sue has made 36 and is hoping to make more.  She explained: “I leave a few when I can on my daily dog walk for people to find. They have gone down better than I thought. So far I have left some in the Memorial Gardens, on the seafront and near Tesco.”

Hornsea First Steps Nursery were also given nine and staff have said the children would like to hide the finished painted ones for people to find.

Lockdown fun for those finding the gifts

DELIGHTED: Eddie Kemp with the fairy house he found

One of the fairy houses was found by nine year old Eddie Kemp. Eddie’s mum Steph said: “He painted it over a WhatsApp call with his Grandma with her giving him instructions. It was fab and really lovely for them both. It really made mum and Eddie’s day, and mine watching them being able to interact! They were doing it for well over an hour. Thank you so much to Sue and Hornsea Men in Sheds you made someone’s day and gave him an art lesson to look forward to.” 

PAINTED: Eddie spent over an hour with his grandma on a WhatsApp call painting the fairy house

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