Re-Scheduled – Holiday Gift Making for kids!

December 21st, 2014

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

WHS Holiday Workshop Solves a Baby-Sitting Problem

The holiday gift-buying season is upon us, and the Westport Historical Society has a creative solution for moms and dads looking for someone to watch the kids while they shop.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, the WHS will host a holiday workshop where children ages 5 – 12 will hand-craft keepsakes that make nice gifts for loved ones. The class runs from 11:00 – 1:00 pm  and costs $20 per child, $10 for a sibling. Non-Members are $25 and $15 for a sibling,  about the price of a baby-sitter.

Westport Artist Elizabeth Petrie DeVoll, the WHS’ education director, will show how to make wall and window hangings, rock paper weights, fire-starters and pasta angels.

Who knew ziti and farfalle could look so cute?

The workshop will also get kids to see things in new, creative lights. For example, a cardboard egg container, decorated, filled with lint from the dryer and wrapped with a bow becomes a starter dad can use to light a fire.

Vintage advertisements for products not even made today can be attached to plaques using decoupage techniques; add some wire and you have a decorative wall hanging.

And paperless may be the trend these days, but moms and dads can get creative too. Thus, a rock paper weight becomes a “computer companion,” something to remind them of their child’s affection as they tap out a note on the laptop.

So, parents, let the WHS do the baby- sitting while you shop downtown Westport.  Registration Recommended. For more information, call (203) 222-1424.