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This is great school holidays fun for kids
The Garden of Crafted Delights: School Holidays Activities for Kids (Image: Migration Museum)
The Migration Museum is always a good place to look for free things to do in Adelaide, with frequent events and festivals to showcase our multicultural traditions. When it comes to school holidays fun for kids the museum is once again coming to the rescue with The Garden of Crafted Delights through January.
Throughout the month of January the Migration Museum will be a hub for families to get creative with hand made garden crafts. They are hosting a series of craft activities and workshops specifically designed for families to make things to personalise their gardens at home. Of course you get to take home your creations free of charge.
Losing the Plot: The Story of Gardening in South Australia
The program of workshops builds on the museum's fascinating Losing The Plot: Food Gardening in South Australia exhibition and encourages families to explore the exhibition and be inspired to create some fabulous hand made crafted goodies to add to their own gardens at home.
Each Saturday in January come to a different workshop that will provide a couple of hours fun for kids and their parents. Come to one, or catch them all - The Garden of Crafted Delights is a free event.
Saturday January 9: Garden Gnomes 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Drop in anytime. Make your own garden gnome using wooden pegs, and take him home with you when you go. Use the Migration Museum's crafty materials to make a personalised gnome and then proudly display in your garden.
Saturday January 16: Spicy Jewellery & Handmade Cards 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Drop in anytime. Choose from the Migration Museum's selection of colourful and aromatic spices to create some beautiful jewellery or make a gift card to give to your friends or family. (I do recommend avoiding the use of chilli and pepper except for particularly annoying brothers and sisters).
1:30pm to 3:30pm, Drop in anytime. Come to the museum this week to make and decorate an attractive and practical bird feeder to take home and use. The museum will provide paint, glitter and other interesting things for you to use and create something which is quite unique.
Saturday 30 January: Grow a Grass Head
1:30pm to 2:30pm & 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Bookings essential.
This week at the Migration Museum you can have fun creating a new, living friend - a grass head. (No, not THAT kind of grass!) You will love watching his grass hair grow, and you can even trim it too.
A Tree Like Me: December 12 - January 31 A Tree Like Me is another of the museum's free things to do, and is on every day of the school holidays.
Make a 3D family tree of your own family from found and recycled materials, and decorate it with favourite memories and reminders of the special people in your life. Don't forget to include things that represent the special people and pets in your life. Take it home or put in on display in the museum's enchanted forest.
To find our more about any of these activities for kids during the school holidays, see the Migration Museum website or visit the Facebook page. They are centrally located on Kintore Avenue in Adelaide, behind the State Library. The ANZAC Centenary Memorial Garden Walk is currently under construction on Kintore Avenue, so best avoidedd if visiting by car.