Youngsters can go wild over Easter holiday fun
  • Thursday 20 March 2014
artsCool school holiday fun at Caloundra Regional Gallery

With everything from manga bombing to musical clunk and junk, kids will be kept busy these Easter school holidays at Sunshine Coast Council’s libraries and Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The great range of activities caters for all ages across the Sunshine Coast and there is literally something for everyone!

All library activities are free and there are loads of Easter craft activities where youngsters can go wild making egg carton chicks, stained glass eggs and a sock bunny -  just to name a few of the fun activities.

Kids from 12 to 17 years can help the Sunshine Coast libraries upcycle their bookends and shelving by ‘bombing’ them with old manga comics, graphic novels and magazines using decoupage and layering techniques. Once done you can tag your name on your creation and it will become part of the furniture in your library for the world to see.

Children can learn how to make music using instruments made from recycled materials at Beerwah Library on April 10.  Participants will also receive a take home cheat sheet on how to make their own instrument.

For something different families can head to Nambour Library on April 16 for a kids night in with ‘Doug the Bug’ and bug related crafts and fun.

Julie Dalton and her Bee Happy Puppet Show will entertain youngsters at Coolum Library on April 10. Combining the magic of ventriloquism, puppetry, comedy and music, Julie brings her loveable puppet characters to life providing enchanting, quality, family entertainment in a professional, positive and uplifting way that encourages children of all ages to love, laugh and learn.

For the under eights and their families there is always The Corner to explore at Caloundra, Kawana and Nambour libraries designed to encourage curious and creative ideas.  Children can build something familiar out of the unfamiliar or create something unexpected out of the expected.

Back by popular demand, Caloundra Regional Gallery presents fun and creative ArtsCool workshops for children aged five to 12 years designed to stretch their imagination and artistic skills. On April 14 children will use postcards, envelopes, maps and photographs to create artworks that explore memory and meanings from their past. The final creation will be an artwork series of envelopes ready to display on a wall, store in a memory box, or even send in the post.

Then on April 15 children will explore their own identity at the gallery through making a mixed-media collage to create a three-dimensional sculpture. Cost to attend these workshops is just $15 per person and bookings are essential.

This is just a sample of some of the fantastic holiday fun on offer. To view the full range of holiday activities and to book a place, head to council’s library website or gallery website or call your local library on 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 727) or Caloundra Regional Gallery on 5420 8299.