It was all about making yo-yos and yarn bombing at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery Monday.
The Extreme Sculpture themed Family Day event had several hundred families gathered at various stations: a selfie station, yo-yo making, yarn and beaded sculptures and beaver bowling.
Karli Kendall, Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery marketing associate, said every year the museum goes with different Family Day themes and they decided on a sculpture theme this year.
“It’s all about creating sculptures from creating your own sculpture at the selfie station to creating your own yo-yos,” she said.
At the 3D sculpture photo zone, families were given light weight blocks, that they could arrange anyway they liked, before taking pictures.
At the yo-yo making station, families were given wooden yo-yos and were asked to paint them and are given instructions on putting the toy together.
“A yo yo is a kinetic sculpture because it has movement and action,” explained Lynn LeCorre, program associate at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.
Grace Huska, 10, was enjoying yarn bombing, for the first time.
“I was working on the yo-yos first and I saw this and it was really cool so I started using some yarn and wrapped it around (this wired sculpture),” said Huska, from Red Deer.
LeCorre said the two yarn round sculptures will be put on display at the museum after the event is over.
Wrapping yarn around the sculpture is collaborative, fun and therapeutic, said LeCorre.
“Because you wrap, weave and tie and it’s creative,” she said.