Children, their parents/guardians, and the children-at-heart are welcome to join us Friday – Sunday.
Children’s Programming will be running a scavenger hunt and open crafts. We have various materials to make projects such as:
- Soot Sprite – From the popular movies by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘My Neighbor Totora,’ this fun project is sure to bring out the child in all of us. You can make your very own Soot Sprite.
- Shadow Puppets – Japan is known for Bunraku puppets (aka Ningyo joruri) which can stand up to 2-4 feet tall and were originally make to stand out with torchlight. These types of puppet performances are held on massive stages with shamisen or taiko music. Crafting wise, when we think of shadow puppets, we think of the traditional shadow puppets that originate from other parts of Asia and are actually easier for kids to make. These are cut out with various details that your child will have fun creating.
- Origami – An art form that has been handed down from parent to child through many generations. It involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. Animals, birds, fish, geometric shapes, puppets, toys, and masks are among the models that even very young children can learn to make in just one sitting.
- Bookmark – make one to go in your favorite manga at the Manga Library!
- Carp Kite – Make one out of construction paper, streamers, and glue. We have many different colors of construction paper and streamers for your child to use to make their very own kite.
- Bracelet – Make an elastic bead bracelet.
- Cat Ears – Be a cat girl or a cat boy!
- Banjo – Make a shape banjo. Soon you’ll be a rock star!
- Tambourine – The perfect accompaniment to any music!
Children’s Programming at Anime Milwaukee is not a daycare, nor a babysitting service. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.