Build cities and dip into history and heritage these school holidays. Central West Libraries is offering take home Rock, Paper, City Craft and Activity Packs to stimulate creative minds. The two main activities on offer are:
• Rock, Paper, City: Cardboard City Project. Children can don their architect’s hats and design either their own house, or other buildings, vehicles, and neighboured adornments for a cardboard version of their town that will be on display, and grow as the entries come in. There will be several levels of difficulty involved in the construction of these buildings and structural pieces, so the activity will be applicable to a wide range of ages. Organisers are hoping to talk about the concept of a child’s identity within their community, and how all community members have a special place in our town. Children are also being encouraged to get creative, and let their imaginations run wild, with possible town improvements such as “make a unicorn stable, a slip n slide, or a giant jumping castle”. Some crafty goodness is included in the pack for building embellishments and decorations.
• Lego Challenge: Central West Iconic Buildings. Wherever you live in the Central West, you will find iconic buildings. They may be historic or modern. They can all be created in Lego. Children are being challenged to recreate Central West iconic buildings in Lego. Take photos of the original building and the Lego version. Submit them together via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and go into the prize draw.
Children have until Wednesday, 29 July to submit their entries to either of the competitions, and winners will be drawn on Saturday, 1 August. To reserve a Rock, Paper, City Craft and Activity Pack, please book through Eventbrite and collect from your local library.