Powerhouse Creative Industries Resident, Rosie Deacon, has created activities for you to do at home inspired by her Koala Train installation. Like many of us over summer, Rosie was gripped by the unfolding bushfire tragedy and the plight of our koalas. Her hope is for us all to make smarter environmental choices, such as taking more public transport to help provide all of Australia’s koalas a safe place to live.
Remember to share your amazing creations on Instagram and tag @PowerhouseMuseum @RosieDeacon #koalatrain
MAKE A KOALA HEADBAND
Make your own koala headband! Don’t have a printer? Why not grab some recycled cardboard boxes e.g. cereal boxes and make your own shapes using the template as a guide. Decorate your hat by using paints or collage materials.
MAKE A KOALA CARD
Let a loved one know you care by sending them a koala card. Don’t have a printer, why not draw your very own koala or carefully trace the template on your screen.
MAKE A TRAIN CARD
Let a special person know you care by sending them a train card or make your own mini Koala Train at home! Decorate your train using lots of colour!
Don’t have a printer? Why not draw your very own train or carefully trace the template on your screen? TOOT TOOT!
Make Your Own Train Conductor Hat
Make your own train conductor hat! Don’t have a printer? Why not grab some recycled cardboard boxes e.g. cereal boxes and cut out shapes using the template as a guide? Decorate your hat by using paints or collage materials. All Aboard!
Make Your Own Pom-Poms
Let’s Pom-Pom! Rosie makes thousands of brightly coloured pom-poms to decorate her large animal sculptures. If you’ve ever wondered how to make multi-coloured pom-poms like Rosie, watch this demonstration video. Don’t have a pom-pom maker? Use our template.