Coventry

October Half Term – Festival Of The Dead

Read More
  • 19-Oct-2019 10:30 AM - 02-Nov-2019 15:30 PM
  • Culture Coventry
  • 3 - 16 years
  • Age Friendly
  • £2.50
October Half Term – Festival Of The Dead
Fantasic For Families
  • Drop in | £2.50, under 2’s are free

Join us to create some spooktacular crafts as part of our Festival of the Dead celebrations.

We’ll be making Day of the Dead Windsocks, Sugar Skull Jars, Painted Festival Eye Masks and so much more!

Daily activities:

Saturday 19 October: Recycled Cardboard Skulls and Flowers – Craft cardboard into colourful 2D based skulls and flowers to get into the spirit of Dia de los Muertos.

Monday 21 October: Recycled Cardboard Skulls and Flowers 

Tuesday 22 October: Recycled Cardboard Skulls and Flowers

Wednesday 23 October: Dyed Doily Bunting – Use watercolours to make colours blend and mix across multiple doilies and string them together for some festive bunting.

Thursday 24 October: Dyed Doily Bunting 

Friday 25 October: Day of the Dead Windsocks – Make decorations for blowing in the wind as you design sugar skull drawings onto your windsock and adorn with floating ribbons.

Saturday 26 October: Day of the Dead Windsocks 

Monday 28 October: Tissue Paper Flowers – Flowers are a big part of the Day of the Dead traditions to help guide spirits home. In this activity learn to fashion beautiful flowers using tissue paper.

Tuesday 29 October: Tissue Paper Flowers

Wednesday 30 October: Painted Festival Eye Masks – Sugar skulls masks have become one of the most recognised symbols of the Day of the Dead. Make your own mask using bright and colourful paints to wear this Halloween.

Thursday 31 October: Painted Festival Eye Masks 

Friday 1 November: Sugar Skulls Jars – Craft a keepsake jar and decorate with traditional Dia de los Muertos symbols or skulls, skeletons and flowers to keep your pens and pencils in.

Saturday 2 November: Sugar Skull Jars

All our family sessions are very popular and at busy times you may be asked to wait.

Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Art, Heritage

we’ll be making Day of the Dead Windsocks, Sugar Skull Jars, Painted Festival Eye Masks and so much more!

Read More

Venue details


  • FREE
    Coventry

    Radiant Roman Lamps

    21-Oct-2019 - 25-Oct-2019
    Culture Coventry

    Drop in | Free, site entrance fee applies*

    3 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Coventry

    Behind The Scenes Family Store Tour

    23-Oct-2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

     

    7 - 16 years
  • Coventry

    Art Masterclass: Screen Printed Canvas Bags

    24-Oct-2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Culture Coventry

    Children will be able to design their own stencil, or use some of our pre-made stencils should they wish too. They will then learn how to use professional screens and fabric paints for printings their...

    8 - 14 years
  • FREE
    Coventry

    "The Briefcase of mineral application" Workshop

    24-Oct-2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Culture Coventry

    This innovative project, brought to us by Coventry University will allow visitors to learn about minerals through hands-on experiences. Discover how we use them in everyday life, and focus on tin. Whe...

    6 - 14 years
  • Coventry

    Mini Museum Engineers – Dens

    06-Nov-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

     

    2 - 5 years
  • Coventry

    Mini Museum Engineers – Gears Gears Gears

    13-Nov-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

    We will explore gears and cogs in this exciting session. Join us as we figure out how to get everything moving.

    2 - 5 years
  • Coventry

    World Nursery Rhyme Week: On Tour!

    19-Nov-2019 10:30 AM - 29-Nov-2019 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

     

    0 - 4 years
  • Coventry

    Mini Museum Engineers – Travelling the world

    20-Nov-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

    We move around the world in many different ways. How would you travel the world – using a ship, train, cycle, or car? Play with maps and transport in this fun session.

    2 - 5 years
  • Coventry

    Family Saturday: This makes that with These - Tool Skills Special

    23-Nov-2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Culture Coventry

    This session is inspired by one of Coventry’s traditional industries – weaving. Explore how different fabrics are used in vehicles and how fabrics were made in the past and present. Practi...

    5 - 16 years
  • Coventry

    Mini Museum Engineers – Tool skills

    04-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

    Join this session to practice your tool skills and make a beautiful wooden toy to take home.

    2 - 5 years
  • Coventry

    Christmas Early Years Celebrations

    10-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Culture Coventry

     

    0 - 4 years
  • Coventry

    Mini Museum Engineers – Lights

    11-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

    Come into the museum to discover light and shade through play. Let’s light up the museum in a festive way?

    2 - 5 years
  • Coventry

    Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

    14-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Culture Coventry

    Our museum cares for hundreds of amazing vehicles. Explore our star collection with fun family activities and have a go at making a mini model with your challenge kit that you can take home.

    5 - 16 years
  • Coventry

    Spectra Presents, Eat The Stars

    14-Dec-2019 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
    Culture Coventry

    Eat the Stars is a captivating performance which takes place along a guided trail of short walks on wheelchair-friendly paths.

    0 - 16 years
  • Coventry

    Mini Museum Engineers – Marble Runs

    18-Dec-2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Culture Coventry

    We are going to finish our Mini Museum Engineers year with our most popular session. Will we be able to build a giant marble run amid our museum collection? Can we make the biggest marble run ever, us...

    2 - 5 years
  • Coventry

    Christmas Holidays – Winter Wonders

    02-Jan-2020 10:30 AM - 04-Jan-2020 15:30 PM
    Culture Coventry

     

    3 - 16 years

Got a question about this event?

Email the event organiser here
Fantastic For Families

Our
Fantastic
Partners

Classic FM
Netmums
WhatsOnStage
Fun Kids
Recommended
In Your Area
Seesaw
UKTW
Age Of Creativity
Circus 250
Littlebird
The List
Get Creative
Arts Award
Theatre Tokens
Where Can We Go
London Theatre

Sign up for Family Arts news

Sign up for Fantastic for Families news (managed by the Albany)