School holidays are almost over, and this time round I’ve had the pleasure of holding Kitten Kaboodle spy workshops at some of the Brisbane City Council libraries. The library staff have all been wonderful, arranging rooms, printing out templates for the spy gadget belts, wristbands and collars and supplying craft materials to decorate them with. I’m particularly chuffed that they ordered in extra copies of both Kitten Kaboodle books, and most of these are not currently on the shelves in the library but on bedside tables, bedroom floors, or safely in library bags of the library members who borrowed them.
But of course, the most inspiring aspect of the workshops was the fabulous kids who came along! These spies-in-the-making came up with amazingly cool gadget ideas: underwater breathing apparatus, invisibility mode, forcefield maker, hypnosis function, flight mode, rainbow creator, flower thrower, burrito button, walk-through-walls mode (quantum tunneling perhaps?) and gravity-modifying boots that let you walk up walls. One bunch of secret agents, who will be known here only as N.E.M.A., even brought their fluffy animals along and made gadget collars for them! I was also particularly excited that one of the attendees came dressed in cat ears. Everyone worked very hard on making their own unique spy gadgets – even the folks at ASIO would be impressed!
If you missed out on the workshop and would like the template for making your own spy gadget belt/wristband/collar, then contact me and I’ll send you the template.