Stimulate your child’s creativity this festive season
  • Tuesday 27 November 2012

Children can stimulate their creative flair this festive season by joining a Sunshine Coast Council Green Art Workshop to make beautiful environmentally friendly ‘green’ decorations and gifts.

Children aged five to 15 are invited to join the Sunshine Coast creative community and learn how to use natural and discarded materials to make funky festive gift wrap and sculptural decorations their families and friends will love.

Check out the up-cycled gift ideas at the green Christmas workshops and help make the Sunshine Coast Australia’s most sustainable region – Vibrant, Green and Diverse.

December Workshops

Date

Time (age group)

Workshop

17 December

10.30am-noon (9-14 year olds)

12.30-2.30pm (9-14 year olds)

Weaving Bracelets: Create a bracelet for armband with pandanus or banana fibre and decorate it with emu features.

Freeform Weaving: Sculpt an artful natural basket to house a Bromeliad living Christmas gift.

Noosa Botanic Gardens

18 December

10.30am-noon (5-12 year olds)

Festive Bamboo Lanterns: Create your very own festive lantern.

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens

18 December

10.30am-noon (5-8 year olds)

12.30-2pm (9-12 year olds)

Recycled Jigsaw Puzzle Tree Decorations: Recycled Aussie Christmas Cards/Wrapping with Lino Printing

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

19 December

10.30am-noon (5-8 year olds)

12.30-2pm (9-12 year olds)

Look What I Made: Experiment with fun printing techniques to create your very own beautiful hand-made wrapping paper and cards.

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens

19 December

10.30am-noon (5-9 year olds)

12.30-2.30pm (10-15 year olds)

Christmas Paper Crafting: Creating up-cycled gifts, packages and decorations using ‘green’ materials.

Noosa Botanic Gardens

20 December

9.30am-noon (5-12 year olds)

Natural and Native Christmas Decorations and Gifts: Create beautiful decorations and gifts using all natural and organic materials.

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens

20 December

10.30am-noon (5-9 year olds)

12.30-2.30pm (10-14 year olds)

Sugar Gliders of Mary Cairncross Reserve: Make your own Sugar Glider in clay, in a day!

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

For further details and information on the full summer program, including January’s offerings visit council’s CommunityHub. Bookings are essential and a registration fee of $5 per participant can be paid online at the time of booking via council’s CommunityHub at or at a council Customer Contact Centre.

These workshops, and other celebrations from across the region, are listed in council’s Sunshine Coast Festive Season Guide 2012/13, making it easy for residents and visitors to begin planning their personal festive season calendars. For more information head to council’s website to obtain your free program guide.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges its Festive Season supporters – Sunshine Coast Daily, POMO Creative and The Inkspot Commercial Printers.