Jasper, 5, and Pyrs Jeffery, 2, enjoy the craft day at the Gladstone City Library.
Jasper, 5, and Pyrs Jeffery, 2, enjoy the craft day at the Gladstone City Library. Bianca Box

Kids get creative

CHILDREN across Gladstone region are getting a “bit crafty” these school holidays.

But there is nothing menacing about this trait, with primary school-aged children arming themselves with scissors, glue, pens and paper and putting their creative side to the test at the School Holiday Craft Program being offered by Gladstone Regional Libraries.

Yesterday heralded the start to the popular program, with Gladstone City and Miriam Vale libraries hosting a series of fun craft activities from painted butterflies, paper plate aquariums and edible pot plants to funky sunglasses.

With the theme of Beautiful House and Gardens, children can participate in these free craft activities which are being run in Gladstone, Boyne Island, Calliope, Mt Larcom, Miriam Vale and Agnes Water libraries over the next two weeks.

In Gladstone yesterday, about 180 children, plus parents and carers, headed indoors out of the rain for some quiet craft time.

Gladstone City Library Young People’s Librarian Sue Norris said the morning proved very popular, with those attending very enthusiastic about the craft activities.



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