We had a great time making up new games yesterday at Baggator. We transformed amusement pier games using a flytipping asthetic to get kids thinking, and more importantly seeing the rubbish thrown out on our streets.
Highlights of the day were Mattress Hunt, a live moving shooting gallery (with balls and rubbish grabber throwers)
Mattress Hunt in action
Mattress hunt costumes ready!
A skittles game using fridges and a wrecking ball
Wrecking ball Fridge Skittles
We also played Flytip Face and cheered up some unwanted houshold items
Flytip face fridge
Sound like fun? Come and join us from 12-4 today @ Baggator, All Hallow Rd, Easton
Malcolm visited Redcliffe Childrens Centre’s Play on the Green event yesterday.
He took along Mufti’s ‘Trash-buchet’ a catapult which fires rubbish into miniture commmunal bins.
The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets
Trash-buchet has been made for the Transforma-bin project by our designer, Bec Prior
He invited a group of children to play with the game and they took to it like ducks to water!
They started off firing beanbags labeled with various waste items (food waste, newspapers, bottles) and clearly knew which rubbish went where! Thanks to Keir for supplying the materials for the bins and the beanbags. They then went on to fire a variety of items from around the green, experimenting with weight, distance and power. It was a really fun afternoon and I look forward to playing Trash-buchet with more young people soon.
On my way home, I bumped into a group of neighbours in Easton and they also got a go on Trash-buchet, They played for a long time on our street and made up new point systems based on skill and distance. They also interviewed each other with our audio recorder and we talked how the game could be improved and about recycling. I’ll post an except soon.