Getting Creative at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts

Last Sunday my family had a wonderful time exploring the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts here in Wilmington. It was one of the museum’s Free Family Sundays with a theme of Build it Better.

2016-01-17 At DCCA 10

2016-01-17 At DCCA 10

There were two work areas set up for kids to make their own art that my crew gravitated to immediately. The first was set up on a long table set with empty glass bottles, yarn, glue, scraps of paper, and scissors.

2016-01-17 At DCCA 1, cropped

2016-01-17 At DCCA 1, cropped

The idea was to make something with the items at hand. We came up with a sort of stringy octopus creature using yarn to cover the bottle, some bottle caps for eyes, and a yarn mouth.

2016-01-17 At DCCA 5

2016-01-17 At DCCA 5

The second station had sheets of newspaper and tape – that’s it!! – and people were rolling up the paper into tight, long tubes and taping them to other tight, long tubes to create open, airy architectural structures – neat! My gang made a “swing set”, which definitely needed an explanatory label attached to it for identification purposes, lol.

All in all, it was a fun afternoon. I recommend it for anyone living in the Delaware area.

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