For the third festive season in a row, Taff Rocks is running it's festive header competition. The winning entry (in addition to some awesome prizes) will be used as our Facebook group's header image for the 2020 season!
Monday, 9 November 2020
|Image credit: Amazon|
Many of us could be receiving our festive gifts from Amazon this year. If you receive a gift wrapped by Amazon, or maybe you already have and you don't want the gift bag they arrive in, would you consider donating it / them to us?
Friday, 30 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Friday, 17 July 2020
Monday, 8 June 2020
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Monday, 1 June 2020
Saturday, 30 May 2020
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Friday, 22 May 2020
Taff Rocks are looking at various alternatives to community based workshops. This is one that Niki is currently looking at.
Video 'Meeting Rooms' are a new 'thing' from the owners of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, but you don't need an account with any of these to participate.
There'd be strict rules from our side though:
- Meetings would be by invitation only - link via email
- By appointment only - Perhaps following a request. Then a number of participants could be invited at the same workshop.
- Children must bring their adult!
- One-to-one meetings could be possible, but children must always have an adult present! And at all times!
- And any others to ensure safety of all in the 'room'
Rather than us go into details, please watch this video from the CEO of Facebook and leave your thoughts below this post.
This is just an idea right now as there are far too many video messengers out there and we cannot possibly download and use them all.
We could try other possibilities but with so many video conferencing applications out there, it's not feasible right now.
Please note, these thoughts will be public.
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Taff Rocks has been supported by our local community for best part, if not all, of a year now and, during these difficult times, we have been wondering how to help our members. Here is what we have done:
Sunday, 3 May 2020
Taff Rocks, like many organisations similar to ours, are looking into how we run. It is not possible right now to run as we have been.
We are starting to look into providing craft packs for the community. Which, with a successful funding bid, could even be free!
If you live in the Aberfan and Merthyr Vale area and are interested in these free packs, or know of someone in these communities who would be, please read more here and register your interest >>>
Friday, 3 April 2020
When you have a moment, use a little time to create your own game of Tic Tac Toe, which you and your family can all join in.
If you don't have rocks to paint, check out the other options below and, if you don't have material to make a bag, I've included a game board you can print out on card or paper and use.
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
I adore this simple, little bird shape and you will too. Practice on a little piece of paper first if you prefer. You can even cut out a template to use and paints loads!!!!
This funky, farmyard chicken is easier than it looks. You can change all the colours if you wish, to make an even funkier and unique chicken.
This little ant has to be my absolute favourite! You can create your ant in whatever colour you desire, I've used orange and brown.
This cute little fingerpainted ant is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. It's simple for little fingers too, although, as it's black paint, it can be messy.
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Outdoor rockin' may have been postponed, but kindness hasn't! Keep on creating!
For each day in April, using the suggestions below, create a piece of rock art / artwork and share it on our Facebook group each day. If you start later, that's fine, you can either play catch up or add a few suggestions to one creation.
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Creating painted works of art is a little difficult right now so, try this wonderful Dragon's egg. It's unsuitable for outdoors but will look amazing indoors.
Saturday, 21 March 2020
"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do." [Kobe Bryant, American basketball player]
Which is why I am sharing with you this tutorial of wonderful little flowers of love and positivity!
Friday, 20 March 2020
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
In these times of uncertainty, social distancing, self isolation etc., Taff Rocks deeply regrets that we are postponing all workshops until the end of April 2020.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
On the 20th June 2020, Nicola, one of our co-founders, will undertake one of the biggest challenges since she did the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge over ten years ago.
She openly admits that her fitness needs work and will be working hard on this, with support from her coach, from now until the walking date. So this is going to be one, big trial for her, but she is determined.
Since Taff Rocks began, we have used the Golden Giving fundraising platform for all our online secure fundraising and donation needs. This platform prides itself on its #ethicalgiving
Recently, Golden Giving released a new platform, branded as People's Fundraising. They have made major improvements and it's looking good. This new platform will be developed more than the Golden Giving platform, although they will both run side-by-side for the foreseeable future.
Sunday, 2 February 2020
Rocks, as a canvas, totally rock! But every once in a while, you might need something else. One of our co-founders recently tried these as part of a project for someone. Wood 'cookies' or slices. Check them out ...
Saturday, 1 February 2020
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Monday, 20 January 2020
Here at Taff Rocks HQ we like trying out new pens, then giving a review to help you make a decision on a purchase. We were very excited when we found these fineliner acrylic paint pens on Amazon ...
(This publication has been updated with a video review from a young workshop user)
Thursday, 16 January 2020
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Some of you may have noticed that you are missing out on, possibly, essential updates and posts from Taff Rocks, either from the page or the group. Why is this? What have we done? And how can you help us and yourself?
We've done a little research and tried to make this not that boring, but, also, it still might be.
Saturday, 4 January 2020
Below are some fun word searches for you to download and complete, there are currently only three, one for each level, but we plan more:
If you have a list of rock related words you'd like to see in a new word search, let us know.