Frugal Forest school holiday workshop at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre attracts 23 participants

Creative process: Brooklyn Mee, Jodie Walters, Lachlan Walters, Oliver Walters and workshop leader Charlie Tubbs make the forest floor.
Creative process: Brooklyn Mee, Jodie Walters, Lachlan Walters, Oliver Walters and workshop leader Charlie Tubbs make the forest floor.

Old stockings, electrical wire, tent fabric, photos, mesh bags and stuffing from toys have a new purpose thanks to a creative craft session.

Some 23 people took part in a Frugal Forest school holiday workshop at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on January 9.

They turned household waste into parts of a forest during the craft session.

School holiday fun: Sisters Lucy and Adelaide Kennedy from Newcastle enjoy the workshop at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

School holiday fun: Sisters Lucy and Adelaide Kennedy from Newcastle enjoy the workshop at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

Workshop leader and Frugal Arts secretary Charlie Tubbs said the workshop highlighted how much we threw away, but in an ideal situation like the forest, it was reused.

Ms Tubbs said she hoped the workshop created a higher awareness about waste and got people thinking about what they brought into their house and where it would end up afterwards.

Environmental awareness: Shayla Wooderson and Mya Armah turn household waste into mushrooms during the Frugal Forest school holiday workshop.

Environmental awareness: Shayla Wooderson and Mya Armah turn household waste into mushrooms during the Frugal Forest school holiday workshop.

“Before you buy it, think about where it is going to end up and maybe make a different choice,” she said.

Workshop participant Brooklyn Mee said the workshop was fun.

“We really wanted to do some craft and some activities during the holidays,” she said.

“We haven’t done this before – it was a journey for all of us.”

Frugal Arts is a non-profit group with an environmental message.

Contact Sea Acres Rainforest Centre for information about its upcoming workshops.

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