Coconut Leaf Toys Workshop

Coconut Leaf Toys Workshop

Learn an amazing skill of weaving your own toys from coconut leaves. You would be able to make watch, spectacles, whistle, snake, fish, bird, and other things from coconut leaves. The versatility of the material will amaze you.

The South Indian tradition has been alien to kids in the city. The workshop will take us to the times when we did amazing crafts with things around us, before consumerism engulfed us.

The workshop gives partcipants the joy of making own toys besides connecting with tradition and nature. The workshop would also help in improving hand eye co-ordination

This is a small step towards self-reliance, sustainability in a world of use & throw.

Bloom & Grow reintroduces a rich tradition of creating ones’s own toys in asociation with the artist, Nowshid. Nowshid hails from Kerala and is a graphic designer by profession. He has been exploring traditional arts and crafts.

This is a beginner workshop, an expert can weave hats, basket, even build a house.

Date: 6th August 2017
Timings: 10AM to 1PM
Fees: Rs 450 per head (includes material costs)
What to bring: A pair of scissors

The workshop is open to all. Kids less than 5 yrs may be accompanied by a parent (You need to pay for one only).

Build the Wall E & Sphinx (LEGO Community build for 7-12years)

Build the Wall E & Sphinx (LEGO Community build for 7-12years)

LEGO WeDo & Community build day

LEGO WeDo Construction Kit is a simple robotics tool allows children to design their own interactive machines and then program them using drag-and-drop software. These projects help children to lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

Why LEGO WeDo?
Enables students to work as young scientists, engineers, mathematicians and creative writers providing them with the settings, tools and tasks for completing cross curricular projects.

How it helps?
A playful learning approach
Think creatively to make a working model
Develop vocabulary and communication skills to explain how the model works
Reflect on how to find answers and imagine new possibilities
Make systematic observations and measurements
Follow 2D drawings to build a 3D model
Write and present creative stories using models for visual and dramatic effects

Level:
Beginner – No previous experience required.

Projects covered:
Sphinx
Community build of Wall E/Volvo

Techniques covered:
Using motor, axles, gears, motion sensor, lever, pulleys and writing algorithms & programs

Take home:
A lot of FUN! Children will develop their 21st-century skills like problem solving, collaboration and communication.

Age group:
7 – 12 years

Price:
Rs. 900 for one session or 1500 for both

Dates:
July 23

Timings:
1st session 10.30 am – 1.00 pm – SPHINX
2nd session 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm – Community build WALL E and/or Volvo

Enquiries – Pls contact 9845030095

Solar Yacht – Make your own miniature model

Solar Yacht – Make your own miniature model

Features of Workshop: Design and build a Miniature Solar Yacht Model, powered by solar cells. This literally runs on water and powered by sunlight. Learn about the benefits of solar power, and how architectural and building engineers integrate solar cells.
 
Main aim of the workshop is to introduces students to alternative energy concepts while incorporating problem solving, design and modeling. In addition, students will experience using hand tools as they construct their miniature solar yacht.
All Material will be provided; Nano Solar Panel, Micro DC motor, plastic gears, Acrylic sheet, foam sheet and propeller for DC motor.
About the artist:
Bishojeet Paul started making miniature models out of paper during his school days. He was featured on various TV shows like, BBC Wheels India 1999. Star News, Ndtv, etc, currently holding “LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS” for making miniature cars bike and aero models out of stiff paper.
 
Age: 10 plus years
Date: 16th July 2017
Timings: 10.30 AM-1.30 PM
Course fee : Rs 700 (inclusive of all material cost)
Venue: Bloom & Grow