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12 June 2021

Totem Pole & Wigwam Making Workshops

  • Workshop

Over the course of four workshops, children aged 5 and over will work with their parents/families to craft a decorative totem pole and a fun wigwam to enjoy all summer long!

While materials needed for the projects will be explained in Workshop 1’s Video, here is a list of items that can be collected in advance:

  • secateurs
  • light sandpaper
  • non-toxic paints
  • paintbrushes
  • cable ties or string
  • large screwdriver
  • tape measure 
  • buttons/ ribbon/ beads/ bunting/ feathers

Parental supervision is essential when using secateurs and other sharp tools.

Workshop 1: Foraging for Materials – Aoife will show children and parents how to look for suitable materials in their local green areas.

Workshop 2: Making the Totem Pole – How to clean, paint and put up the totem pole under parental guidance.

Workshop 3: Building the Wigwam – Learning how to build the wigwam using gathered materials. Children will learn to weave, tie and support their wigwam so it lasts all summer!

Workshop 4: Decorating the Wigwam – How to decorate it using wool, string, paint and upcycling techniques.

The workshops will be released as videos in the following order: 

Workshop 1 – May 31

Workshop 2 – June 2

Workshop 3 – June 4 

Workshop 4 – June 6 

Videos will be available through this webpage and across Wicklow County Council’s Twitter, YouTube, Facebook.

For Cruinniú na nÓg, families can send short home videos for streaming on the day and photos of their creations too.

Cruinniú na nÓg - Wicklow



Online Event

31 May 2021 - 12 Jun 2021

12.00PM - 12.00AM

Age range

5-8

9-12

13+