We’ve been huge admirers of the Institute of Imagination since they launched back in 2015 and were honoured when they invited us to host a workshop as part of their third Lab Live event, especially as it was to be on Father’s Day.
The theme for the event was Metropolis: Exploring the City. Our idea was simple – create a face using everyday objects found in and around the city. We wanted to celebrate the fact it was Father’s Day so gave the option for the kids to create a dad portrait and turn it into a Father’s Day card.
We laid on all kinds of materials including printed sheets with various city images such as landmarks, buildings, transport, signs, wildlife, parks etc. We also supplied coffee cup lids, bottle tops, straws, pipe cleaners along with plenty of glue, tape and scissors.
The kids didn’t need any encouragement to get stuck in and even the parents got involved with a classic bit of cut and paste. The scorching summer heat didn’t seem to effect the imagination’s of our participants as you can see from all the amazing faces created below.