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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

London Transport Museum offers junk transforming workshops

22nd November 2012

The London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden is offering young children the chance to transform junk items into new works of art.

Perfect for families enjoying central London hotels next month, the special sessions are part of a Makedo Mega Modelling Marathon that will hopefully inspire youngsters into learning how to re-use items they may usually through away.

The two workshops will take place on December 8th and December 9th and will be hosted by UK-based cardboard artist Lottie Smith. The sessions will run from 11am to 3pm and will introduce children to Makedo.

Produced by toy company Mattel, Makedo is a reusable connector system which allows various items such as boxes, plastic containers, foam and fabric scraps to be joined together and transformed into various shapes etc.

Project artistic director Smith explained: "We need hundreds of creative helpers to come along to London Transport Museum armed with all types of household junk to help make what will be an iconic sculpture.

"The only rules are no scissors, glue or tape will be allowed, only Makedo's clever connectors and safe-saws will be supplied."

The workshops are free for children and entry to the museum for adults is £13.50, or £10 for concessions. The tickets also allow free return entry for up to a year, so is ideal for families who regular visit the capital.

London Transport Museum was inspired to hold the workshops after a joint project with Makedo produced special collectable London bus and tube Makedo project kits that proved very popular.

The museum is a short walk from Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn and Charing Cross London Underground stations.

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