Craft O'Clock

It's time to get crafty

Get crafting this Christmas with Craft O'Clock! Find new ways of connecting with loved ones through crafts and fundraise to help us be here for children.

Get crafty!
Get crafty!

Christmas might look a little different this year, but you can still discover the joys of crafting. Craft in your household, virtually or take time out just for you!

£60 raised through your crafts could pay for one of our Childline counsellors to answer 15 phonecalls.

How to get crafty:

  1. Select your activity: Will you be making crafts for friends and family? Or are you going to organise a virtual craft session? We'll get you started with plenty of ideas and step-by-step guides to get your creative juices flowing!

  2. Spread the word: Let your nearest and dearest know what you’re doing so they can get involved. If you post on social media, don’t forget to include #CraftForNSPCC

  3. Get crafty and fundraise! Ask your family and friends for a donation in exchange for crafts or classes! Collect donations through JustGiving, and every penny you raise could make all the difference to a child who needs our help.

"I made a nature advent on Instagram Live to fundraise for Craft O’Clock. A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds and just £4 will pay for a volunteer to answer one of them."

Mother and son

"Throughout lockdown, I’ve been looking for new creative ideas to do with my son and this was perfect as it combined his two favourite things, chocolate and Christmas!"

Knitted penguins

"I’ll be knitting Christmas pudding hats for chocolate oranges for Craft O’Clock."

Tie dye t-shirts

"I made tie dye t-shirts, hoodies and bedding for my friends and family that will help me raise funds for the NSPCC."

Adult and child making sour dough decorations

"I’ve really enjoyed crafting during lockdown and loved the idea of making salt dough decorations."

How your fundraising makes a difference

Child looking at phone

 

  • £12 could answer three calls to children who have nowhere else to turn.
  • £54 could cover the cost of a Childline supervisor for two hours.
  • £190 could fund an entire Childline supervisor shift.

Social distancing doesn't have to get in the way of taking part! Whether you're planning to craft in your household, virtually or take time out just for you, there are plenty of ways you can get involved. Just make sure you're following the latest government guidelines in your area to keep yourself and others safe while crafting.