Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids!

Little child in a summer field. Kids playing with a Kite
Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has teamed up with Creative Ireland to help children create their very own unique kites that they can fly along with other kids on this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday, 13th June. 
On that day, children can fly their lovely vibrant kites (up to the highest height!) in gardens and parks all over Ireland while keeping socially distanced from each other. 
Young kite-flyers will have the chance to celebrate this year’s national day of creativity in their local area by sharing their colourful images and videos on social media.
Using the hashtags #GetIrelandMaking and/or #CreativeIreland, they will also have a chance of featuring on DCCI’s and Creative Ireland’s accounts too! 

Before Saturday 13th June, DCCI is running live online workshops and video tutorials by Ireland’s brilliant artists and craftspeople to show children and young people how to make their own wonderful kites.

All they need are a few bits and bobs such as newspaper, string/twine, colourful materials, tape and paper straws! There are two live online workshops left before next Saturday so register now using the links below. 

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3pm, Tuesday, 9 June – Fly like a Bird Kite Making Workshop with Gabi McGrath (register online here)
3pm, Thursday, 11 June – The Musical Kite Workshop with Ed Devane (age 10+) (
register online here).

To watch fun and creative kite-making videos at any time, check out DCCI’s YouTube playlist, Let’s Go Fly a Kite. See also DCCI’s full schedule and videos of more brilliant crafty workshops for all ages as part of Get Ireland Making
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