Tag Archive for 'making things'

The Recycling Band make musical instruments out of people’s junk

November 21st, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

These musicians make their instruments out of thrown out junk such as paint buckets, bicycle chains, saucepans, water containers, hosepipes, funnels, and bottle caps. The Recycling Band has become an advocate for reuse and recycling.  

Children to make bug-friendly ‘bug catcher’ out of recycled materials at The Gallery on 13 November 2010

October 29th, 2010 by Alice Carre

Children are invited to The Gallery on Saturday 13 November 2010 between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm to explore their creativity and their curiosity.  Using recycled materials they will learn to make an insect-friendly “bug catcher.” The insect friendly ‘bug catcher’ will allow children to know their small insect friends a little better before releasing […]

Great fun at The Gallery’s “bits ‘n’ bobs” workshop. Toys don’t have to be expensive – youthful creativity gives new life to discarded materials

October 13th, 2010 by Alice Carre

So many of us no longer make things.  We sit behind a desk all day typing into a computer or shuffling papers on a desk, and then we go home exhausted and sit in front of the box. Many psychologists tell us that humans need to make things.  It gives us dexterity, engages our creativity, […]