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Creative Crafting for Storytelling Workshop

January 15, 2022 - January 15, 2022

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University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Australia

Storytelling with puppets and moving pictures engages children, nourishes connection and sparks magic and imagination into children’s lives.


This half-day workshop is for educators and parents who wish to create beautiful, simple needle-felted puppets and moving pictures to support storytelling activities. Learn some key insights to telling your own stories based on nature and seasons.


Creating puppets and moving pictures increases our confidence to tell wonderfully, creative stories, and brings joy and peace into our lives.


We encourage you to bring stories that you are working on and want to make puppets for.


No needlecraft experience is necessary.


What to bring: your sewing kit, scissors, coloured pencils, crayons and a water bottle.


What is provided:


  • craft materials
  • morning tea – for strict dietary requirements, please bring your own snacks.


About the facilitator: Carol Liknaitzky has been involved in creative education for many years. Since arriving in Australia 11 years ago, she has taught at Victoria University, led the Nourishing Early Childhood Course at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar and currently runs HeartSpaces, a Steiner part-time course online. She has recently led the creative team for Yajilarra, an Indigenous language development project in Fitzroy Crossing. She has experience in supporting parents and educators in all kinds of settings, including family daycare and community projects.


In the 1980s, Carol co-founded the Inkanyezi Waldorf school and Baobab Community College teacher training centre in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa during Apartheid. Carol has spent her life working with children and adults, especially those in deep poverty in South Africa. She has worked in many contexts: for child’s rights, in community arts development, in schools, (Steiner and mainstream) and in government in South Africa, where she led innovative transformation in early childhood provision and legislation.


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