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Box Baby: Online Early Years Workshops 5 Aug 2021

In this early years workshop, little ones and their grown-ups can explore, make and play together using old cardboard boxes and packaging to create something new.

Investigate some of your leftover packaging to build (and perhaps knock down) a den, a place to hide, to poke holes to spy through, a place to bury treasure or a device to create sound.

Create your own unique boxy STUFF as artist Jane Groves shows you some fun and inventive ways to bring our box from basic to beautiful.

Requirements for Participation

For safety reasons, a parent or grown-up should be present in the room throughout the session, and if necessary be available to assist their child, so you're very welcome to take part in the workshop alongside your child.

  • Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table at children’s eye level
  • A table to sit at

Suggested Materials:

  • All of those leftover boxes (the bigger the better!) and packing materials
  • Lots of newspapers
  • Tubes
  • Ice-cream containers
  • String
  • Ribbon
  • Elastic bands
  • Bubble wrap
  • A torch, if you have it

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the materials. We will work with what you have.

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked into the workshop, the artist and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.