Free whanau craft activities


Pātaka is twenty five years young this year and we’ll be celebrating during the month of October with a range of events and public programmes.

Throughout October: Korowai aroha o Pataka self-guided activity:

Draw a special Pātaka memory or an idea for future Pātaka on a feather and add to the feather cloak for Pātaka. All ages

Origami Waka drop-in activity:

A nod to our beloved Japanese garden and sister city Nishio Japan. Make and decorate your own paper origami waka. 1.5hr. Ages 5+

Te Awarua-o-Porirua puppet making drop-in activity:

Bring our big fishy friends to life! Make a puppet of some of our popular characters from Te Awarua-o-Porirua room here at Pataka and put on a show in the puppet theatre. 1.5hr. Ages 8yrs+.

Cyanotype workshops:

Try this fun activity using light-sensitive paper to create photographic prints. Draw inspiration from the native plants of Aotearoa. See details here.