CRAFTY kids enjoyed some Easter fun as they showed off their creative side.

Families were invited along to Erskine Parish Church for a day of crafts, games and treats.

Parish minister Jonathon Fleming said: “The event went very well and we had a great turnout, as a lot of families were off for the Easter holidays.

“There was plenty of creativity and there was lots of fun had by all.

“It was a good opportunity to spread the true meaning of Easter. A lot of the children had been told about the story of Easter at school and at home, so they enjoyed getting involved in what was happening here.”

After taking part in various arts and crafts with an Easter theme, the youngsters were able to enjoy a church service with a difference, as Jonathon used jelly beans to represent different characters in the Easter story.

This was followed by some Easter songs before the children were treated to chocolate eggs.

Erskine Parish regularly hosts Messy Church sessions, where youngsters can get involved in a range of games, crafts and stories, based around a passage in the Bible.

The Messy Church fun takes place on the third Saturday of each month, between 3.30pm and 5pm, with the next event scheduled for May 20.

You don’t need to be a member of the church to attend. However, all children should be accompanied by an adult.

Entry to the sessions is free but donations are welcomed. For more details, pop into the church, in Rashielee Drive, call 0141 570 8103 or send an email to