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Dalkey Creates Jr.

In association with Dalkey Library

Fabadoodle Doggie Drawing Workshop with Ciara Winklemann

10.30-11.20am & 11.30-12.20pm Saturday 30th November, Dalkey Library

Come and watch Ciara draw some famous illustrated dogs from children's literature and join in to create your own doggie masterpiece. For Ages 6+ 

Booking required. To reserve your place, call Dalkey Library on 01 2855277.

Messy Babies with Me & The Moon

10.15 - 11.15am & 11.45-12.45pm Friday 29th November, Dalkey Library

Join Me & The Moon for an opportunity to get messy with your little ones (without having to worry about cleaning up afterwards!) These workshops encourage development and growth through tactile and sensory learning. Together, you'll explore textures and shapes through mixed media including paint and clay. 

Booking required. To reserve your place, call Dalkey Library on 01 2855277.

Craft Station - Make A Woven Bookmark

3.30pm-7.30pm Thursday 28th November, Dalkey Library

A drop-in session where all are invited to check out the Creation Station in the junior library for everything you'll need to make your own woven paper bookmark featuring your favourite book character. 

Book Doctor Consultations with Children's Books Ireland

3.30pm-7.30pm Thursday 28th November, Dalkey Library

Parents and children are invited to drop in for an informal consultation with one of Children's Books Ireland's friendly panel of Book Doctors who are ready to offer the best advice for the young readers in your family. Every 'patient' and their family leave with a Reading Passport containing a book prescription to take to their local library or bookshop to have it filled!

No booking required.

Wheelbarrow Gardens

On Display Outside Dalkey Church

Children from schools in Dalkey and the surrounding area grow over-wintering plants and veg in brightly coloured wheelbarrows throughout the Autumn for display at Dalkey Creates. We team the kids with local businesses and individual sponsors in a real effort to assist schools in educating the kids in biodiversity in the community and sustainable living. Harold Boys' School won a prize at the Green Schools Awards, thanks to their wheelbarrows!

Dioramas Exhibition

Dalkey Church

Taking inspiration from books on their English curriculum, the students of Loreto Dalkey 6th Class create gorgeous and imaginative dioramas out of recycled vegetable crates for display during the festival.

Window Art

On Display in Shop Windows

Children from age 4 to 12 get busy with their artwork. Look out for their lovely drawings decorating the shop windows throughout Dalkey town.

Street Signs

On Display in Dalkey

6th Class Harold Boys' School use recycled wood to paint and make street signs of places in fiction which go on display throughout the town.

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