Pumpkin Gonks

Our residents at Chiltern Grange care home, located in Stokenchurch, have recently spent the day creating mini pumpkin gonks! A take on the traditional Scandinavian gnome designs, our residents used mini pumpkins and gourds to make these delightful autumnal treasures. 

The activity encouraged dexterity and design as they used templates for the hats and made bushy beards from wool. As this is a very adaptable craft, we plan on creating some Christmas designs in the future using pine cones for Santa-themed gonks. Our wonderful creatures can now be seen decorating the lounge area. This was a great activity enjoyed by all!