Children bag a real winner

Kids bag painting at Norfolk Park.
Kids bag painting at Norfolk Park.
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YOUNGSTERS bagged themselves a great half-term day out in a Sheffield park - showing off all sorts of artistic talent.

Around 50 youngsters gathered at Norfolk Heritage Park to create a variety of wildlife-themed designs for reusable cotton bags.

Park rangers organised the fun in the Centre in the Park.

Children, aged three to 14, used fabric paints and felt tipped pens and came up with colourful chicks, rabbits, dolphins, turtles and much more.

Ranger Nell Taylor said the idea of the day was to create bags that could be reused and recycled - rather than using plastic bags.

“The kids will use their bags for shopping, swimming, carrying their computer games - all sorts of things,” she said.

“They came up with some lovely designs, the ones using metallic paint were especially striking - and we had some of the adults taking part too.

n See next Tuesday’s Class Act for more colourful photos of the bag-painting sessions.