Make or decorate one or more articles using, whenever possible, original design ideas.
The project should be discussed beforehand with a member of the leadership team and should take around six hours to complete.
Appropriate care must be taken with all tools and materials to avoid injury. Some example projects:
  • Make a container using basket making, woodturning, pottery, embroidery on plastic canvas, glass blowing, fibreglass construction.
  • Make a belt, bag, wall hanging, tablemat or waistcoat by weaving, macramé, beadwork or from leather.
  • Make an item of clothing or soft furnishing by sewing or knitting. You may follow a pattern.
  • Decorate clothing or soft furnishing (cushion, tablecloth etc) using embroidery, tapestry, lace making, tie and dye or wax and dye or fabric paints.
  • Make a picture using techniques such as mosaic, staining glass, quilting, calligraphy, pyrography, pressed flowers, fabric collage, printing with potato, lino, string, drypoint, aquatint, silk screen or similar.
  • Decorate an article (wood, metal, glass etc) by engraving or etching or decorate enamelware.
  • Make an ornament or decorative article using candle-making, arranging flowers, carving in any medium (e.g. wood, slate, stone, soap), fly tying, jewellery making, pewterwork, copper or silver smithing, stone polishing, stone masonry or sculpture.
  • Make a small item of furniture.
  • Decorate a cake for a special occasion.
  • Any other project of a similar skill level as agreed beforehand with the leadership team.


If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.