Stuff for Kids at the Hand-Made Village
Yes, the children’s area at the Winnipeg Folk Fest is the heart of where kids of all ages go for fun, but we haven’t forgotten about them over in the Hand-Made Village where there are several artisans specializing in youth-oriented items.
The Scrap Came Back is a social enterprise under the umbrella of DASCH, one of Winnipeg’s largest community living agencies. The Scrap Came Back features a collection of Manitoba artists, many of whom have disabilities, that make unique one-of-a-kind hand-made pieces constructed from hand-picked scrap. Some of the “upcycled” items you can find here include reclaimed-wood birdhouses, pottery, vintage purses, lawn art and painted shovels that look as good as they dig.
Thunder Bay’s Sue Holloway of The Woodland Faery also uses reclaimed and salvaged materials, which she then uses to make magical and fantastic creations for all your mythical friends, including fairy houses, wings, gnome homes, dragon wands, bubble blowers, fairy mailboxes and a selection of fairies and elves to live and play in their new environments.
Self-proclaimed “fabric junkie” Holly Clarke of Small Potatoes is a big fan of style, and designs children’s clothes with that same fashion sense using premium quality and organic fabrics with unique designs that are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Small Potatoes has a large selection of clothing and accessories for boys, girls and parents, including bibs, bonnets, diaper clutches, dresses, hats, shirts, pants, bow ties and blankets, to name just some of the items available.
If you’re just looking to have a bit more fun than you are already having, if that’s even possible, then you have to stop by Zam, where they practice creative play with a variety of zam-tastic games such as ballzam, poi and other zany and whimsical hands-on activities that you have to experience to believe.
For a complete list of all the 2014 Hand-Made Village vendors click here.
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