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Singapore Design Week for kids: 7 fun workshops to check out

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The Singapore Design Week kicks off this Friday, and we’ve rounded up 7 crafty activities for your child. From terrariums to batik pouch making, there’s something for little makers and artists. Scroll down to find out more.

Make your own herb garden in a bottle
In this upcycling workshop, children get to turn old glass bottles in mini herb gardens by cutting and drilling their own bottles. Bring home a little piece of greenery – in a bottle! Suitable for children aged seven and above.

11 March 2017, 1.00pm – 3.00pm. This is a paid workshop and registration is required. Register here.

Sew a drawstring pouch with a personalised batik print
Led by artist Cheryl of art@home and textile artist Agy of Green Issues by Agy, this workshop aims to introduce children to the art of batik making. They’ll get to sew their own drawstring pouch decorated with a personalised batik print, and take home a DIY batik kit too. Good for children aged seven and above.

11 March 2017, 3.00pm – 6.00pm and 12 March 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm. This is a paid workshop and registration is required. Register here.

Learn how to throw memorable children’s parties at this free workshop
Okay, we cheated a bit since this one’s for all you parents. Tired of the usual cookie cutter children’s birthday parties? Pick up tips on organising interesting and memorable activities for your little ones at this workshop by events company Ding Ding. Learn how you can use the pillars of ‘Environmental Consciousness’, ‘Humanity’ and ‘Family Bonding’ to transform parties into more meaningful affairs that your children will remember for years to come.

11 & 12 March 2017, 10.30am – 6.00pm. Free with registration, and the first 100 registrants get a free gift. Register here.

Create a customised pom pom collage
More hands-on activities abound with this pom pom collage making workshop. Assemble a cute customised pom pom art piece using materials like feather crafts, yarn and colourful strings. As usual, your child gets to bring home his or her creation. Good for children aged seven and above.

11 March 2017, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, 3.30pm – 4.30pm. This is a paid workshop and registration is required. Register here.

Create brooches and magnets from a super mouldable and strong plastic
Try your hand at making brooches and magnets out of Polymorph, a mouldable thermoplastic. Due to its flexible and strong nature, it’s great for DIY crafts and prototype moulding. After the Polymorph has cooled and hardened, use acrylic or even marble paint to create fun designs. Need a new fridge magnet or a nice brooch to dress up your child’s top or dress? This workshop is perfect for you! Great for children aged 10 and above.

10 March 2017, 5.00pm – 6.00pm. This is a paid workshop and registration is required. Register here.

Turn polymer clay into a pretty necklace
Like thermoplastic, polymer clay is easily mouldable, making it ideal for fashioning necklaces, buttons, rings and other accessories. Pick up basic techniques on working with polymer clay and how to create patterns. And since it comes in so many colours, you’ll receive tips on how to colour-coordinate them with paints. Bonus: polymer clay is non-toxic and safe for your kids to handle! Each participant gets to create two necklaces. Suitable for children aged 10 and above.

9 March 2017, 5.00pm – 6.30pm. This is a paid workshop and registration is required. Register here.

DIY your own customised t-shirt
Ever wanted to customise your t-shirt? Let DMC Custom by me show you how to create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt in six easy steps! Good for children aged seven and above.

7 March 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am and 8 March 2017, noon – 1.30pm. This is a paid workshop and registration is required. Register here.

 

For more information on the Singapore Design Week programmes, click here.

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