Drop-In Workshop: Clothes-Peg Dolls at Galway City Museum
In times past, before toys were made in factories, Irish children often made their own toys to pass the time and amuse themselves. As money was scarce, they used their imagination to recycle whatever castaway materials were to hand, natural materials such as wood, wool, straw and, even bone. Sometimes, children would make dolls or soldiers out of old wooden clothes pegs and bits of cloth or rags.
Why not have a go at making your own clothes-peg doll? Just drop into the Education Room on Level 2 at Galway City Museum anytime between 2pm and 3.30pm. Our Education Assistant will be on hand to get you set-up and started, and full instructions (in English, Irish, and Ukrainian) and all materials are provided. This family event is free of charge and booking is not required.
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