Keep the kids occupied these school holidays with eco-craft workshops at Reverse Garbage.

The school holidays are looming again – and it can get increasingly difficult to think of new ideas to keep the kids occupied with activities.

Reverse Garbage, Brisbane’s not-for-profit green machine, have the perfect kids craft workshops organised for your young ones to have fun and be creative, while still learning.

Designed for children aged 6-12 years, the Reverse Garbage eco-art winter program teaches kids to build toys and instruments from recycled items. Themes include wearable art, robots, spaceships and aliens, furry friends, toys and musical instruments.

Facilitator Mercedes Walter says their workshops provide an opportunity for environmental learning for children, but in a creative setting.

“We discuss the three R’s (reduce, reuse and recycle) as well as the origins of many of the materials,” says Walter.

“The creative application of salvaged materials encourages children to think outside the square and about ways that they can re-use ordinary objects that are often deemed as rubbish

“They are often surprised to hear about where the materials come from and are excited to use our interesting discards to create instruments, toys and costumes.”

The Reverse Garbage winter school holiday workshops will run from 1 – 10 July. Find the details and the full program below.

Workshop Details:

What – Winter school holidays eco-art workshops

When – Tuesday 1 – Thursday 10 July

Where – Reverse Garbage, 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba

Cost – $20 per child (all inclusive)

Contact – info@reverse or call 3891 9744

Workshop Schedule:

Tuesday 1 July

Robots, Spaceships and Aliens (10am – 11:30am)

Wearable Art (2.30pm – 4pm)

Wednesday 2 July

Toy Making (10am – 11:30am)

Furry Friends (2.30pm – 4pm)

Thursday 3 July

Musical Instruments (10am – 11:30am)

Robots, Spaceships & Aliens (2.30 – 4pm)

Tuesday 8 July

Furry Friends (10am – 11.30am)

Robots, Spaceships & Aliens (2.30pm – 4pm)

Wednesday 9 July

Robots, Spaceships & Aliens (10am – 11.30am)

Toy Making (2.30pm – 4pm)

Thursday 10 July

Wearable Art (10am – 11.30am)

Musical Instruments (2.30pm – 4pm)

Check out our comprehensive guide for more things to do in Brisbane on the school holidays!