Rachel riggs from yardworks art likes to take old toys and recycle them into new creations. Take everyday throw away items and making them into something new, switiching on our imaginations and trying different ideas, often surreal!Different ways of looking at things, objects and materials
The right glues, scissors and tools were explained for the right materials, and we looked at joining techniques, using tapes, elastic bands, pegs, pipe cleaners and wire.
The children from 5-15 years followed their own experiential learning journeys, using tools and discovering from a wide range of materials, soft toys and hard plastic, wooden pieces.
King Bear and his dinner menu of fish and birds
A Giraffe toy modified to wheel around, the child worked out how to make an axel for a bottle top wheel underneath
Little creatures which brush up and light up, helping out.
Doll adapted into a female centaur with drawn on costume
Once the new crazy toys were made, the kids introduced their creations and a story began with the characters – a time dog flying on his space craft, jackie doll in her herbie car who nearly runs over the dog, all kinds of possibilities, the story and play continues , as they draw the road on paper and develop their ideas.
Parents feedback – ‘What a great idea!’,’The whole workshop was fun!”Inspiring’