Friday 10 September 2010

Sept school holidays at Eumundi Markets

Kites, candles and more @ Eumundi Markets in upcoming school holidays

Young market visitors to The Original Eumundi Markets in the upcoming September holidays can get creative by taking part in workshops to teach them how to make their own kites, candles and badges.

The kids craft workshops will be run each Wednesday and Saturday morning market over the holiday period, starting Saturday 18 September.

Market Manager Peter Homan says The Original Eumundi Markets craft workshops are a popular activity with market visitors in school holidays.

"We're really excited to introduce the kite making and decorating workshops, a new addition to our program for kids," he said.  "These are being led by local kite makers John and Marie from Sunshine Rainbow Kites, who sell their handmade kites here at Eumundi Markets every Saturday throughout the year".

"After making their kites in the workshop, kids can then take them to one of the many park areas in Eumundi and test their flying skills!"

"The candle workshops involve dipping and then sculpting wax to make funky colourful candles," he says.

"Our badge making workshop is also popular with young artists, who create their own design on a badge they can then wear home as a souvenir of their time at Eumundi Markets".

While they are designed for children, big kids (teenagers and adults) are welcome to take part too – if spaces permit. Children under five must be accompanied by a carer – to help them with the tricky bits!

Spaces are limited, so market visitors are advised to book in at the workshop tent on arrival in at the markets. You can pre-book for a workshop time later in the day.

As the biggest and best market in Australia, Eumundi is renowned for its quality art and craft –  with stalls selling products for visitors of all ages. And when you need a break from the shopping, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the groove.

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