Creative Discovery Museum welcomes Elizabeth Swing, who will help kids learn to make stuffed animals from recycled materials. The demonstration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 12-3 p.m. in the Museum Atrium and the event is included in the price of admission to the Museum.
Swing, owner of Rope Swing Studio, uses only recycled materials such as sweaters, cloth, and other fabrics to make her creations. Children will be able to assist Ms. Swing as she teaches them about the processes and methods used to make each stuffed animal. Not only is the idea of making stuffed animals cost effective, but it also helps a child improve his or her hand and eye coordination.
“This is a fun way for children to learn the art of sewing through an approachable medium universally known as children’s toys,” said Liza Blair, Arts Manager for Creative Discovery Museum. “Creating these stuffed animals takes patience, dedication, creativity, mathematical knowledge and other important skills necessary for the growth of any child.”