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Join our craftivism campaign and call on your MP to let children’s stars shine

Craftivism is a powerful but gentle form of activism, using crafts to raise awareness of social issues. It’s a creative way to do good and make a difference.

As part of our Star in Every Child campaign, we’d love you to get crafting and make your very own star.

It can be made out of anything you like. Wood, felt, card, glass or wool – it’s completely up to you. All we ask is that you to include our campaign message and send it to your local MP.

Why we need your help

We believe there’s a star in every child. It’s their boundless energy – their curiosity, personality and imagination. It’s the qualities that make them who they are.

When a child has the safe and happy childhood they deserve, their star shines brightly. But too many children in the UK right now don’t have the chance to shine. Their childhoods are overshadowed by poverty, abuse, neglect and poor mental health. But with your support we can change this.

To stand out from the hundreds of emails and letters MPs get every day, we’d love you to send them your lovingly crafted homemade star. We want the message to come across loud and clear: politicians need to act now so that vulnerable children’s stars can shine.

Making your star

Crafting is great for your mental health and wellbeing, and a fun way to spend time with friends and family.

To get started, choose the materials you want to use. You could opt for wood, glass, plastic, wool, acrylic, felt or twine. You could make a star to wear, a hanging decoration, a card, or something a little bit different.

There are lots of amazing examples online. We’ve listed some of our favourites below:

Knitting

Carpentry

Origami (paper and card)

Felt

Send the star to your MP

Once you’ve made your star, send it to your MP with a written note explaining what you’re asking them to do. Make sure you include your name and address, so they know who to respond to.

Download our letter template with some wording you could use.

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Download the letter template

Another option is to drop your star off in person. Just make sure you check with the constituency office before you do.

What’s next?

Let us know you've crafted for change
Complete the form

Thank you so much for speaking up for children.

Learn more about craftivism

Want to find out more the origins and impact of craftivism?

Visit:

- Leeds City Mission

- Craftivist Collective

Watch:

- BBC Four – Craftivism: Making a Difference

- The Power of Craftivism for Local and National Media