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Glitter Globes children's activity

BEXHILL Museum rounded off another busy year with an open day incorporating craft activities for children.

The Egerton Road museum’s Education Room was bustling on Saturday, December 5th as youngsters clamoured to try their hand at painting model figures. Others were making “glitter globes.”

Museum volunteers Di Knell and Nichole Zaaroura had their work cut out supervising the children.

The completed model figures would later be glued together and placed in a glass case. Creating a glitter globe involved gluing a plastic figure inside the lid of a jam jar. The jar was then near-filled with water after which coloured glitter flakes were shaken into the water.

As soon as the glue was dry it was time to screw the lid firmly onto the jam-jar then invert it to see the glitter shower over the figure.

Elsewhere, other children were enjoying exploring the museum’s three galleries; busily seeking the answers to the establishment’s young people’s quiz form among the fossils and stuffed animals in the Sargent Gallery, the wedding dresses and gas masks in the Costume and Social History Galley and the steam, petrol and electric cars in the Technology Gallery.

Other volunteers will be hard at work during the Christmas - New Year closure period preparing a range of fresh exhibitions for the 2016 season.

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