Creative Discovery Museum will host Elizabeth Swing, owner of Rope Swing Studio, on Aug. 11 to lead museum guests in a tutorial of how to make their own stuffed animals using recycled materials.
The demonstration will be held from noon until 3 p.m. and will take place in the atrium of the museum.
The event is free to all museum guests with paid admission.
The demonstration will utilize a variety of recycled materials, including sweaters, clothes and other fabrics. Children will be able to assist Swing as she teaches them about the process of making stuffed animals. Teaching a child to make their own stuffed animals is not only cost-effective, but helps teach hand-eye coordination, officials said.
“This is a fun way for children to learn the art of sewing through an approachable medium universally known as children’s toys,” said Liza Blair, arts manager for Creative Discovery Museum. “Creating these stuffed animals takes patience, dedication, creativity, mathematical knowledge and other important skills necessary for the growth of any child.”
This event is supported by funding from Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga and Tennessee Arts Commission. For more information, visit www.cdmfun.org.