Handcraft workshops keep children busy

By Liz Wylie

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PIN POWER: Calexico Fisher, 5, gets help from mum Cat Fisher to complete his special badge.
PIN POWER: Calexico Fisher, 5, gets help from mum Cat Fisher to complete his special badge.

The Whanganui Regional Museum winter holiday programme was a family affair last week with parents and grandparents joining their children for handcraft activities.

Programmes director Riah King-Wall said it had been a "great week" of holiday activities with families joining the handcraft workshops.

"It is really nice to see families working together on old-fashioned handcrafts and really enjoying it."

The Friday workshop was Sew Your Own Badge Day with a range of recycled fabrics, buttons and bows available.

Greta Gill, 4, joined the workshop with mum Nicky and brother Toby, 6, creating two badges using pink and purple colour schemes.

Calexico Fisher, 5, made a triangular "superpower" badge that he said could be concealed in the palm of his hand.

Ms King-Wall said most of the workshops were booked out in advance and parents should contact the museum on 06 349 1110 to book this week.

Today there is an Old Fashioned Papercut Pictures workshop from 11am to 12pm and tomorrow a Clothespin Characters workshop using wooden pegs to make figures.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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