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Mini-makers – a full program for kids!

and adults too…. 

So many of our exhibitors are passionate about teaching children their craft – onsite, there will be a number of diverse “have-a-go” activities for children … and adults too! FREE event entry to 15 years and under.

  • coppersmithing – offers projects for all ages, from 4yrs to seniors, throughout the event
  • leather working – conducting projects throughout the event, kids to seniors
  • papermaking – make a sheet(s) of paper and have it/them sent to the maker when they are dry and ironed (small donation for postage)
  • mosaics – design you own potstand / paver using magnetic tiles on a magnetic whiteboard
  • weaving – have a go at weaving on a loom
  • knitting – learn  the stitches and casting on
  • lapidary – lucky dips, pet rocks, more!
  • signwriting – got a steady hand? Have-a-go at traditional signwriting with paints and brushes
  • lead lighting – explore stained glass patterns and the how-to’s of this ancient craft
Childrens Program

Children's craft workshop with Gympie CWA

Bling up a bauble or dot-art a bookmark with the skilled ladies at Gympie CWA

A make-n-take workshop – $10 per child, and your MiniMaker can proudly take their creation home!

8 years old and over – under 8’s to be accompanied by an adult. Workshop 30 – 45 minutes. 8 students maximum per session.

Saturday July 1, 10am and 2pm, and Sunday July 2, 10am – register at the CWA site, ground floor, Gympie’s Pavilion at the event.

and a Mini-Makers Quest!

There’s also a Mini-Makers Quest – enter at the info stall in the Pavilion, ground floor, and get your Mini-Makers Quest Map! Prizes to be won, and the major prize of a Family Pass onboard the Mary Valley Rattler!

Bring your young family along to try their hand! Keep checking back for the full program.

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The Makers’ Fair Woodcraft Arena is presented by Carbatec, the home of Woodworking

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This project received funding assistance from the Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants Program 2022/2023