Children can get crafty with Treasure from Trash workshops

Throughout April, Peterborough Museum will be running the following Fun for Kids workshops! You’ll find lots of exciting and inventive ways to make better use of your household waste – come along, get designing and see what you can create! The workshops are being run in conjunction with the museum’s Treasure From Trash exhibition, which began on Saturday, 1 February and ends on Sunday, 27 April

Treasure From Trash is an innovative exhibition which actively demonstrates and encourages reusing and upcycling waste products, transforming them into useful artefacts and works of art.

You’ll be amazed at what can be made from rubbish – jewellery from old flip-flops, toy cars and animals from metal cans – even a 3D chicken from plastic bags!

Jewellery from Junk
7 &15 April, 10.30am-12.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults go FREE
This is a fantastic workshop for all of you budding jewellery designers. Craft beautiful paper beads out of recycled materials to create fabulous necklaces or bracelets. Plus turn a plastic bottle top into a pretty brooch. For children aged 7+.

Trashbots and Junkmobils
8 &16 April, 10.30am-12.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults go FREE
Trashbots are taking over the museum! Join us to use your imagination and create recycled robots from rubbish. Plus design and decorate a Junkmobil with moving wheels to play with at home. For children aged 7+.

Garden Goodies from Garbage
9 &14 April, 10.30am-12.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults go FREE
Give the garbage you normally throw away a new lease of life in your garden! Make a delightfully decorative flower as well as a bird feeder and mini bug house for your visiting wildlife. For children aged 7+.

Magical Music Makers
10 &17 April, 10am-11.30am
£3 per child. Accompanying adults FREE
Monique Monkey’s shaker has lost its shake. Explore the Treasure from Trash exhibition through story, rhythm and rhyme as you help Monique get the shake back, then create your own musical instruments using recycled materials. For under 7’s.

For more information, call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663, email or visit

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