Around 40 young people - from four-year olds to teenagers - joined in for two hours, solo or with parents and carers. Everyone learned how to do all kinds of imaginative things that can be repeated or adapted at home using everyday materials saved from going to waste.
What did we do? (If you look carefully you can see examples of the different things that participants made in the background of many of the pictures...can you work out how to make them?)
Jane showed how to make angels using the pages of an old book destined for recycling.
Plus, Hilary made cardboard boxes.
Below: look at the intense concentration when learning to use the hole puncher.
|how did she keep her hat so straight?|
Jeni showed how to make your own lovely long ribbons - and then we stuck them on her papier- mache saxophone.
Chuck showed how to make origami envelopes which we filled and labelled with seeds from Tooting Community Garden for planting in the spring. Beans, pumpkin or hollyhock - very different seeds, so all in the same packet.
|Thanks for the hats, Jenny!|
It was a very enjoyable session, and thanks to all. There's lots more you can do at home re-using waste paper and card with familiar household tools.
Look out for our Transition Town Tooting creative workshops: Happy New Year and see you in 2017!
|some made up their own activities||!|