Ice Age fun at Saffron Walden Museum woolly mammoth activity days

PUBLISHED: 22:33 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 22:33 30 October 2017

Lorcan Steele and Anabelle Atter sticking their hand cut-outs onto a mammoth. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Lorcan Steele and Anabelle Atter sticking their hand cut-outs onto a mammoth. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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Woolly Mammoth activity days on the Wednesday and Thursday of half-term attracted 100 children on each day for craft activities.

Woolly Mammoth Day captured the imagination. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOWoolly Mammoth Day captured the imagination. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The children were invited to draw round their hands and then cut out the shape to stick on a model of a woolly mammoth to create a fur coat. On the Wednesday, they created Ice Age wrapping paper using print blocks. The children drew an Ice Age animal on card, cut it out, and used paint to print the shape onto paper. and on the Thursday, they made moulds of fossils and painted them.

Having their work cut out. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOHaving their work cut out. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The event was connect to the museum’s Life in the Ice Age Exhibition which is running until January 14.

Pippa and Fergal Simmons concentrating on the cut-outs. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPippa and Fergal Simmons concentrating on the cut-outs. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

There will be more drop in activity sessions on Saturday, December 2 when youngsters can visit the museum to decorate the Christmas tree.

Getting involved in drawing an ice age animal. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOGetting involved in drawing an ice age animal. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The creative sessions are drop-in 11am to 1pm and 2pm-4pm and free (as is museum entry for under 18s). Adult entry is £2.50, over 65s £1.25.

Pera Wilkes sticking her hand cut-outs onto a mammoth. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOPera Wilkes sticking her hand cut-outs onto a mammoth. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Sascha and Jasmin Nandha with their cut-out drawings. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOSascha and Jasmin Nandha with their cut-out drawings. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Youngsters get down to being creative. It can be serious stuff. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOYoungsters get down to being creative. It can be serious stuff. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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