Material of the Season
Join us daily in the Creative Kids Museum from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to explore this season's material through hands-on creativity.
These activities vary daily and are perfect for children under 9 to do with their caregivers.
All activities are included with membership or admission to TELUS Spark.
On now until October
Weave your way through this month’s Material of the Season, fabrics. Construct, deconstruct and recombine fabrics while using real tools. Develop real skills and express imagination in new ways. Come explore the many ways you can be creative using fabrics.
Every day at 10:30 a.m. one of the activities below will be running the Creative Kids Museum*:
Tunnels: We'll turn regular sheets and fabric into tunnels that are full of adventure. Your kids can practice making a steady structure as they build tunnels and take a risk by exploring in the dark.
Weaving Lab: Your children can practice their weaving skills with different fabrics, but on some unusual objects. They'll be able to try their hand at weaving on a giant tunnel. Weaving helps develop fine motor skills and repetition is important for growing brains.
Wool Felting: Wool felting take patience, a bit of courage and some creativity to make interesting 3D art from raw wool fibres. Your little ones can practice this new skill and impress themselves with what they can create.
Fabric Dyeing: From marigolds to cabbage, the natural world is full of fantastic colours. We'll be investigating how to change the colour of fabrics with these natural things. Your kids can observe what happens, make predictions and get more familiar with the characteristics of fabrics and natural dyes.
Sewing Lab: Your little ones can learn stitches, and maybe even use a sewing machine, to create art with fabric pieces. They'll develop real skills using real tools.
Just for toddlers: Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Fabric Exploration: The littlest of visitors (age 3 and under) can explore how fabrics feel, move, float and fall during this activity. From colour to textures, a piece of fabric has so much to explore.
*Activities change daily and are chosen based on the frequency of an activity, resourcing and the number of visitors in the gallery.
Upcoming Material of the Season
Plastics: November - February 2019