Scheduled just in time to help parents squeeze in some last-minute shopping and wrapping, The Woodlands Children’s Museum is offering a special holiday workshop for children ages 4 to 8. The museum will present the workshop 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, and again at the same time Friday, Dec. 22.

The Drop and Shop Workshop, returning to the museum by popular demand, gives children a chance to make a few holiday preparations of their own. Participants create and embellish works of art that they can give as gifts, while snacking on milk and cookies.


In our Thursday  Dec. 21st  workshops, children will enjoy getting hands on with hammering, painting and kneading in the following projects: Tin Can Lanterns, Hot Chocolate spoons, Canvas resist Refrigerator magnets, Salt dough ornaments

Then in our Friday Dec. 22nd  workshop,  participants will paint, embellish and use hand eye coordination to create the following: Mason jar luminary, Wooden bead key chain, tape resist coaster, and string art on wood.

Both days in our Fun Centers children will participate in the following holiday games:
-Cup Tower Challenge – Child tries to stack green cups into a tall tree shape and decorate with poms
-Jingle Bell Toss: Child stands behind a certain tape line and tries to toss bells into the cups.
-Snow Blower Game:  Child blows through a paper towel tube on the other side of the table to move ping pong balls into cups.
-Candy Cane Fishing: Child tries to lift a candy cane out of the cup using the hook of the candy cane attached to the dowel rod.

Later children will have the opportunity to wrap their creation in our Wrapping Center where our Elves will demonstrate wrapping and packaging techniques.

“Children love making and giving gifts; it’s fun, and it enhances their self-esteem,” said Angela Colton, executive director of the museum. “And for parents, these gifts become meaningful keepsakes from their sons’ and daughters’ childhood.”

Participation in the Drop and Shop Workshop is $44 for museum members and $64 for non-members. Parents are asked to send a packed lunch for their child.