Workshop allows kids to create winter paradise for teddy bears

WHO'S THERE?: Lucas Milne, 7, inside the giant igloo made and decorated by kids during a school holiday workshop at Bathurst Library on Monday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 070918pbhol1

WHO'S THERE?: Lucas Milne, 7, inside the giant igloo made and decorated by kids during a school holiday workshop at Bathurst Library on Monday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 070918pbhol1

A GROUP of energetic children started off their school holidays with a fun workshop at Bathurst Library on Monday.

The first workshop on the library’s program celebrated winter by making a giant igloo, drawing igloos and creating paper snowflakes. 

The igloo was constructed from cardboard and a large white sheet, before being decorated with the paper snowflakes and the kids’ drawings.

Outreach library assistant Sarah Fleming said the igloo will be involved in several workshops on the holiday program, continuing on Tuesday when children bring their teddy bears to the library for a sleepover.

“We made the igloo because the teddy bears will sleep in it and [the children] will come back on Wednesday for story time and we’ll show them a photo slideshow of what they got up to,” she said.

The library, along with other facilities, is taking bookings for future workshops. Visit Bathurst Regional Council’s website for a list of programs.