Name: DIY: Cook + Create
Date(s): 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
Time: 3:45p - 5:15p
Ages Allowed: 6 - 8
Seats Remaining: 8

DIY: Cook + Create (ages 6-8)

Description:  Finding balance in our high-speed world can be challenging for everyone – even kids.  This class series focuses on slowing down and finding the joy in making useful, everyday items from bread to candles.  Each week, we'll explore a new Homesteading topic and kids will "make and take" a project to enjoy at home.  This nature-inspired program is designed to be a fun learning experience for all skill levels.  Please note, this is a drop-off program.  

January 11 – Bees  Learn about beekeeping and how local apiaries are a backyard solution to protecting our pollinators. We’ll make beeswax lip balm and beeswax candles, and taste several local honeys made in our community!

January 18 – Paper  Handmade paper is fun to make and uses otherwise unwanted paper scraps to make something useful and beautiful. We’ll use herbs and flowers from the garden to create interesting textures in our final product.

January 25 – Chickens  Chickens are a wonderful part of our garden community! We’ll visit the flock to learn more about chicken keeping, and make a farm fresh egg frittata in the kitchen.

February 1 – Bread  The staple of every meal used to be bread… and it was delicious! Homemade bread teaches patience, chemistry, technique, and culture. We’ll make our own homemade butter, too. Yum!

February 8 - Self Care  With winter underway, we’ll make sure we have some home remedies on hand to soothe sore throats and fend off colds. We’ll make lemon honey lozenges using an old fashioned candy making technique and brew elderberries for immune-boosting syrup.

February 15 – Herbs  Today we’ll explore the uses and benefits of fresh and dried herbs. We will make a rosemary quick bread, lavender sachets for peaceful sleep, and an herbal night time tea to enjoy before bed.

Dates:  Thursdays from January 11 – February 15, 2017

Time:    3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Ages:    6 to 8 years

Class Fee:    Series of 6 Classes - $66 members, $78 non-members 

Class fee includes admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum for the participant and one adult on the day of the class. 

Drop-Off:  Yes.  If you would like to stay nearby, there are a couple of seating areas inside the Museum. The class instructor can guide you to a comfortable and convenient area to wait.

Should a need or emergency arise during the class, GCM staff will call you over the PA system first or call you on the phone numbers provided if you are off-site.  

Instructor: Hailey Moses, Garden Educator


Questions? Contact us at 336.574.2898 or

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