Terrarium and Cooking Workshops at Tramsheds
Throughout December and early January, Glebe's Tramsheds will host workshops where kids can get crafty or learn what goes into making their favourite foods. For $35, the team at Bekya will host an interactive cookie-making class, while Flour Eggs Water will tackle pasta making for $75. Alongside this, over two days in January, there will be free terrarium-building classes.

To buy tickets or secure a spot at an event click here.

Kids in the Park Film Festival, Sydney Olympic Park
The Sydney Olympic Park’s Armory Theatre hosts The Kids in the Park Film Festival for one day these school holidays on January 8. See a series of award-winning short films made by and for children, from around the world. Tickets are $5 for kids and $10 for adults.

The show runs from 11am to 12pm; call 0402 707 010 or email admin@cinewest.org for a booking.

Park Detectives: Forensic Fun, Bicentennial Park
For the budding detective, secure a spot in this forensic science workshop for $45. Children aged six to 12 will conduct a crime scene investigation of a robbery, using science and problem solving to find whodunnit. Fingerprinting and blood typing are on the itinerary, as well as computer-generated facial reconstruction, hair analysis, DNA comparisons and more.

The workshop takes place on January 15 from 1pm to 4pm; for bookings email info@fizzicseducation.com.au or click here.

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Kids Holiday Gnocchi and Passata Workshop, Cornersmith
Run by Maddy Dobbins, a preserver for Cornersmith’s two cafes, the holiday program is a lesson in seasonal eating aimed at kids aged eight to 14. To inspire a passion for good food, the $75 class champions the tomato by showing how to make fresh passata and gnocchi. Kids take home everything they’ve made, plus they’ll snack on pizza and some fancy cordial while learning.

For bookings visit here.

Painting Stories at Harry Burland Activity Centre
In this one-day class, kids aged five to eight will create a storybook inspired by influential Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai, who exhibited in the National Gallery of Victoria last July. Children will learn about Hokusai’s work and the history of Japan’s Edo-period. Inspired by what they learn, they will then create their own watercolour story to publish in a small book. This workshop is $80.

This workshop happens on January 15 from 9am to 5pm. For bookings click here.

Weekends with Pipilotti at the Museum of Contemporary Art
From December through to February, MCA’s National Centre for Creative Learning will open its doors to host free drop-in art experiences. Channelling Pipilotti Rist’s Sip My Ocean exhibition (showing at MCA until February 18), kids can experiment with mirrored light and projections to create dreamy collages to reflect on the walls.

Open every Saturday and Sunday in December to February, from 10.30am to 4pm.

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