Workshop Examples | OSHC
Engage children in a fun and meaningful way during their school holidays
Monsters, Dragons and Fantasy Creatures
Don’t be scared by the monstrous array of salvaged materials to choose from! In this workshop, children will use alternative construction methods and a variety of unconventional materials to create their own 3D sculpture of a monster or magical beast. Stuff some bandaging with wadding, add some fur or shiny scales, white sharp teeth of cardboard and coloured foam pieces or leather for some wings are just a few ideas to get you started. It could be a troll, bunyip, dragon or other wild things! Best of all it's yours to keep to play with at home.
Upcycled Musical Instruments
Start the day off with a bang by making your very own up-cycled musical instruments from industrial discards! Using PVA glue, sticky foam, rubber bands and staples, children will make wonderful instruments such as shakers, cardboard box guitars, rain sticks, drums and rattles.
Our facilitator will demonstrate a few different ideas for children to make their favourite instrument. Afterwards, you can start your own band or orchestra. Let's make some noise!
Creative Costumes / Wearable Art
Come along and strut your stuff on the Reverse Garbage QLD catwalk to create unique and fashionable pieces of wearable art. Dressing up is always fun and even more so when you get to create your own costume out of salvaged materials. Use wedding fabric discards to make a fairy skirt, sheepskin offcuts for a monster hat or how about some silver cardboard armour for a dragon rider's outfit? Afterwards, you can have a fashion parade or costume party!
Children will make their own festive wreath using a cardboard circle for a base and cut up paper from up-cycled books and calendars to decorate. Using the strips of paper, we will use stapling and glueing to attach these to the base.
Our facilitator will demonstrate two different techniques, an easier one and one that's a little more advanced. Both look beautiful when finished and are lots of fun to make. Children can choose their own trimmings.