Sunday, December 21, 2008

Santa's Workshop at MGP

The Museum of The Great Plains, in Lawton, Oklahoma, has a special treat for the community this weekend. The Science Matters mobile museum arrived Thursday night, and will be parked in the Museum's parking lot all weekend, avaiable FREE to the public.

On Saturday, staff members decided to join in the fun, and had Santa's Workshop open inside the museum, for children of all ages!

There was stamping and card making, bow tying, decorating cookies, toy soldier painting, and stringing beads for a bracelet.

You guessed it, I volunteered to help out with the jewelry making!

Let me tell you - the supplies are very simple, and you can do this at any crafting arena. All you need are:
  • beads - I chose 6/0 seed beads
  • memory wire
  • two pliers - one to cut the wire (side cutters), and another to twist the wire (round nose)

Because wire is always sharp, and I didn't want anyone to hurt themselves, I cut the wire and twisted one end. Then it was given to the "jewelers" to start stringing.

When they got their beads on the wire, I twisted the opposite end to finish.

I found I had as many grownups making bracelets as I did children!

So if you live in Oklahoma, you might think of making a trip over the Ferris Ave and visit the Museum of the Great Plains, in Elmer Thomas Park this afternoon. There's a Christmas party Sunday! Join in the festivities, and go into the mobile museum before the vehicle shuts down at 5:00 this afternoon.


Rose Works Jewelry said...

Looks like a lot of fun :) I love memory wire!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This looks like so much fun...I'm sure everyone had a blast :)

MagdaleneJewels said...

WOW - what a great idea. Looks like you did have a lot of fun!

Tulip's Talking said...

I LOVE learning about the things my bloggers family are doing. I am certain you gave many memories (pun intended) and future conversations to the small and big kids!

Thyme2dream said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! the Science bus looks COOL too:)

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