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About Dress Your Toy (CSC267)

Design and create a costume for your favourite toy! Will you make a dress for a doll, top hat for a tiger or scarf for a dinosaur? Learn simple sewing and crafting techniques to create miniature outfits for your much-loved friends.

What will you learn on this course?

Participants will unleash their imagination and artistic talents as they design and craft a costume for their toy. This could include clothing, hats, capes, blankets and accessories.

They will be free to decide the basic shapes of their pieces - for which they'll have a range of different ideas and templates – and which materials work best to execute their design. Their work will involve creative patterns and lots of decorative elements, including beads and embellishments!

Crafting costumes involves cutting, gluing, hand sewing, building up textures and embellishment which will enhance fine motor skills and attention to detail. The children will use a variety of textiles, such as calico, felt, ribbons, wool and thread. As well as recycled materials, such as cardboard and also some wire for structure.

Children will finish the course with a number of items to take away, created in a fun, relaxed environment with other like-minded children.

Who is this course for?

This one-day course is suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years old. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience, as full instruction and guidance will be provided by the Tutor. We provide a learning support worker and all our staff are DBS checked. Parents are not expected to accompany children on the course.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. A parent or carer may assist their child if required but must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to consider key age developments, materials being used, and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

Bring in your favourite toy to make a costume for! It could be a doll, character, stuffed toy or anything you choose, let your imagination run wild.

Please note that lunch is not provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break.

Are there any additional costs?

Materials required for this course are included in the course fee.

Who teaches this course?

Bo Toth

Dates and times

  • August – August