Doodlebugs provide arts and craft workshops for children of all abilities. We come to you. Doodlebugs are a Social Enterprise (CIC company) based in Belfast and providing workshops throughout Ireland. We make weird and wonderful creations from recycled or everyday objects. Inspirational, unique, funky and fresh, you provide the space and we will do the rest.
Birthday party mum• Dec. 2, 2016
My son has asked if we can have Doodlebugs at every birthday party so we may well see you again soon!
Catherine Roy• Dec. 2, 2016
My 6 year old attends Doodlebugs Creative Workshop as an after school activity and it is one of the few extra curricular activities that he gets excited about! He is naturally very shy, particularly in larger groups of children, but not only has Doodlebugs brought out his creative side, it has really increased his confidence. This has been a very welcome bonus and so, regardless of the many creations he proudly brings home every week, the effect on his social skills has been priceless. Keep up the good work!
Lynn Campbell, Marketing Manager, IKEA Belfast• Dec. 2, 2016
Doodlebugs are a great company, mirroring our sustainability foundations they continue to teach children how to create art from recycled materials, creating activities parents can get involved in. They are brilliant with the children and create a lasting impression on the store and our customers, giving our customers a reason to return.
How long do you need to set up?
5 minutes or less.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
What experience do you have working with children?
The company has been in operation from 2011 working with many public and private groups throughout Ireland. Our staff also all have their own experience working with children outside of this.
Are you DBS checked?
All our staff have the appropriate checks to allow them to work with children.
Do you limit the number of children that we can invite to our child's Birthday party?
We can cater for the numbers that you require. As long as we know in advance so we can bring the appropriate resources.
-Group art workshops for schools, communities and organisations.
Group art workshops are usually 1 hour long structured workshops. Each participant in the group makes and takes home a craft they have constructed themselves. Full instruction is given by the Doodlebugs facilitators throughout the workshop. These group art workshops are well structures and great for schools, community groups and organisations.
-Public/open event workshops.
The Pubic/Open Events workshops are most suitable for large numbers or events where numbers cannot be identified. These are also preferred where the event is of a longer duration, perhaps running over a few hours.
We simply set up the creative workshop and the participants join the activity as a space becomes available. This has the advantage that each person can participate at their own craft making speed. This type of workshop works well for Community Events, Fairs, Festivals or Corporate Family Days. These can be bespoke to suit each client.
-Kids awesome arty parties.
Kids parties are usually 1 hour long structured workshops. Each participant makes and takes home a craft they have designed and made themselves. Full instruction is given by the Doodlebugs facilitators throughout the workshop.
Kids parties can be held in private residence or acquired location e.g. Church or community hall. These can be bespoke to suit each client. Participants also receive a take home bag to store their item. This also contains materials to make a duplicate craft.
-Wedding entertainment for children.
Make the day as special for them as it is for you. Doodlebugs wedding entertainment for children provide creative workshop fun and frolics to keep little hands amused so the big people can do the boring stuff. Get into the childrens good books and be their new favourite person by having Doodlebugs for your wedding entertainment.
Combine a ‘Structured Workshop’ with a ‘Pop In Workshop’ . Or have a stand alone ‘Structured Workshop’ or a ‘Pop In Workshop’.