There is tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in this informal drop-in art session.
5 December | 9 January | 6 February | 5 March | 2 April
Two sessions each day at 10.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Babies and toddlers will have the opportunity to explore various materials across the sessions including paint, glitter, paste, sand, clay, slimy spaghetti, chalk and much more. Messy play is an important element of early childhood development, appealing to children’s curiosity and helping them to understand the world through their senses. These sessions will also expose them to early mark making, enabling them to develop good concentration, muscle control and encourage their imaginations. Arrive anytime and be prepared to get messy!
Drop In | £2
5 December – Festive Fun – Join us for some very messy, festive fun and create handprint painted Christmas cards, unique gift bags, bubble wrap Christmas trees and ‘snow’ much more with fun with our sensory play filled tuff trays.
9 January – Pre-Historic Hunters – Journey to a time before written records existed and stomp through paint to make dinosaur footprints, add to our caveman art wall with handprints, craft a fiery volcano and delve into trays full of mud, clay and mess!
6 February - Woven Wonders – Discover patterns and colour with this month’s activities, focusing on all things woven. Encourage fine motor skills with weaving activities, get lost in trays of wool and ribbon and cooked spaghetti, print painted designs, or use super stingy paint brushes.
5 March – World Book Day, The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Join us for our annual celebration of World Book Day with our retelling of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in our Sensory Stories and Mini Maker Sessions. Our sensory tuff trays will be full of explosions of colour and toys to play with, plus get messy with paint as we print caterpillar patterns, make footprint butterflies and more.
2 April – April Showers – It’s raining, it’s pouring, but Mini Makers is never boring. Discover the fun of rain-based activities. Explore the colour blue with trays full of dyed rice, shredded paper and hundreds of cotton wool balls to pretend your little ones are floating in a rain cloud. Plus get creative and experiment with mark making using our water spray bottles, paint dabbers, pipettes. There’s also a bit of puddle paint jumping to get those feet involved.
It is advisable that you and your child wear items of clothing that you are happy to risk getting paint on. Whilst the paint is water based it may stain if not washed out quickly. Many of our regular visitors have a dedicated 'messy' outfit for the purposes of enjoying this session to its fullest extent, with a spare outfit to change into afterwards.
Designed for age 0-4, but all are welcome