Te Whaihanga/Makers' Mayhem

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Rutherford College
$65

Soap Making – Advanced

In this advanced workshop, you will learn how to colour your soap using only natural ingredients, such as herbs, roots, and spices. We will also discuss the benefits and properties of herbs, plants, clays and other natural additives, how to use and prepare them, and how to add them to your soaps. Read More

Corban Estate Arts Centre
$60

Nature Journaling at CEAC

Become immersed in your local natural environment through meditative and therapeutic Art Journaling. Read More

Rutherford College
$99

Sewing – Beginners

For those new to sewing or haven't sewn for some time. You will learn how to handle your sewing machine, how to correctly pin and cut out fabric, read patterns and construct basic garments. You will also learn professional tips and shortcuts. Read More

Rutherford College
$119

Candle Making with Soy Wax

Learn how to prepare, fragrance, pour and look after Soy wax candles, using your own recycled containers, teacups, glasses, jars etc. This is a hands-on, interactive class designed for people wanting to use natural-based products, which are environmentally friendly and will not break the bank. Read More

Avondale Community Centre
Free

Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Learn how to make your own reusable beeswax food wraps, a better alternative to plastic cling film. Read More

West Auckland Resource Centre
Free

Tuesday Tips: Make Your Own Keep Cup

This Tuesday, learn about single use cups and other drinking vessels and make your own reusable cup. Read More

New Lynn Community Centre
Free

Beeswax Wrap Workshop – New Lynn

Come along and learn how to make your own beeswax wraps with Auckland Council's WasteWise team. Read More

New Lynn War Memorial Library
Free

DIY Cleaning Products – New Lynn

Come learn how to make your own DIY cleaning products for your home. Read More

Buffie's Ranui Workshop
$25

Make A Worm Farm From Pallets – cancelled

In this workshop, The ReCreators will teach you to safely use tools to construct a worm farm from heat-treated pallet timber. Read More

Olympic Park
$5 – $20

Nature Journaling at Olympic Park

With just a sketchbook and a pencil you will learn how to start a nature journal. Read More

Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Free

Recycled Covers For Special Books

Recycle some treasured fabric or a child’s drawing and protect a special book with a handmade cover. Bring your chosen book and covering material and we'll show how both can be attached. Read More

West Auckland Resource Centre
Free

Tuesday Tips: Come And Use Our Machines And Sew Your Own Reusable Project

Come in to the West Auckland Resource Centre and use a sewing machine to sew your own project. Read More

Online
Free or koha

Crochet your own upcycled mat or bag!

Crochet along with Sustinnoworx to create a unique bag or mat! Read More

Avondale Community Centre
Free

DIY Cleaning Products

Come learn how to make your own DIY cleaning products for your home. Children will not be permitted to attend without parental supervision. Please bring a glass or plastic reused jar to put your creations into. Read More

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Online
Free

Diagnose and Repair Your Laptop

Participate in the circular economy by fixing your laptop instead of throwing it away and buying a new one. This online event will give you an introduction into how easy and pain-free it can be to give new life to your laptop. Read More

Buffie's Ranui Workshop
$25

Upcycled Garden For Small Spaces – cancelled

In this workshop, The ReCreators will teach you about woodworking and gardening for small spaces. Learn how to safely use tools to construct a tiered planter stand using deconstructed heat-treated pallet timber. Read More

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Rutherford College
$59 – $65

Raranga Flax Weaving

This course will suit anyone who is interested in learning how to weave using harakeke (flax) and traditional Maori tikanga (cultural values and practices). Students learn about different harakeke varieties, harvesting and preparation techniques for the leaves and how to make a variety of small kete and containers. Read More

Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Free

Bug Balm

Make a moisturising bug-repelling balm that is kind to the body and the environment! Learn about the ingredients and how to adapt them for different uses. Read More

Rutherford College
$60

Balms and Lip Balm Making

Ever wanted to make your own balms and lip balms? In this practical hands-on class, you will learn to make a basic balm and how to tweak the recipe to fit particular needs, such as baby bottom balm, sports balm, arthritis balm and skin healing balms. You will also learn how to create lip balms, including how to flavour and tint them. Read More

New Lynn War Memorial Library
Free

DIY Body Care Products

Come, learn, and create with the WasteWise team. Read More

New Lynn Community Centre
Free

Reusable Bag Making

Don’t throw away old clothes, learn how to turn them into something we can use again and again. Read More

Rutherford College
$60

Sewing – Alterations

Give your clothes a new lease on life with tips and tricks from an alterations pro. Learn how to do different types of hems, alter waistlines, necklines, sleeves, take seams in, take them out, add width. Read More

Corban Estate Arts Centre
Free

Sustainable Printed Wrapping Paper

Come and join us to make your own roll of printed wrapping paper inspired by the current exhibition. Read More

West Auckland Resource Centre
Free

Resource Centre Rumpus

Come along and join our Resource Centre Rumpus! Check out our stalls of fabrics, loose parts and educational resources all diverted from landfills, hear about what we do, let the kids create and grab a zero-waste coffee! Read More

Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Free

Basic Book Mending

Learn some tips and techniques to repair a special book. Read More