Mini and Mega Makers Enjoy a Creative Summer

Published: 1st September 2017

Mini and Mega Makers have a busy Summer. We know grown-ups might be relieved the summer holidays are almost over but we’ve had such a great time exploring, creating and making with the Mini Makers and Mega Makers.

It was fantastic seeing so many familiar faces over the holidays at The Customs House. In these childrens’ arts sessions we’ve been inspired by a range of themes. Elizabeth our Learning Officer, together with Beth our assistant, have both been astounded at the things the children have made. And mams, dads, aunties, grandmas and grandads has a great time too…

“The Customs House Mini Makers was a great session. Staff were very informative and interacted with all Mini Makers, well done! #NotJustACraftSession” Joanne Bulmer

Kids got stuck into making abstract paintings based on circles with lots of overlapping and layering of paint. They went ape making monkey puppets. There were teeny and huge worry dolls, animated wheels and flick books, emoji repeat pattern paintings…  Elizabeth’s holiday highlight was when children made theatrical masks inspired by Doddington who currently starring in The Cow Jumped into The Woods and Arbuthnott who is once again staring in our panto The Lambton Worm this Christmas.

Our Mini Makers Having Fun

Children try out their Wolf, Red and Arbuthnot Mask and two cheeky Mini Maker monkey’s laughing!

Out next sessions are on Monday 23rd October and we have something spooktacular planned ready for Halloween!We be creating squashed toads, paper pumpkins and monster puppets.

Mini Makers will run from 11am to 2pm for children 12 and under with their grown-ups. Then Mega Makers will run from 2 to 4pm (last entry 2.15pm) for children 11 to 13 and no grown-ups are allowed! Why not enjoy a coffee in The Green Room while your Mega Makers get stuck into a creative channel. Mega Makers used to take place on a Wednesday but we think a whole day of creative making will work much better. Tickets are still £2 great value creative fun.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Wishing all our creative children a happy return to school.