Holiday Head Start in Review

October was certainly a busy month at the Museum as we hosted four fun workshops!  Throughout October, we hosted our “Holiday Head Start” workshop, designed to prepare participants for the holiday gift-giving season with fun, easy gifts to make at home and impress friends and family!  We began with Jeweled Soaps on October 13.  Participants learned the basics of glycerin soaps: how to melt, scent, color, and pour to create beautiful layered soaps to enjoy and to give!  On a chilly October morning, participants created their own soaps and experimented with different techniques to create beautiful, unique works of art that were almost too pretty to use!Image

The following week, we hosted “Bath and Body Creations,” creating our own scrubs and bath fizzies to enjoy on cold winter days and to soothe winter skin!  We made a Cappuccino oatmeal bath, vanilla sugar lip scrub, a coffee foot scrub, and chocolate body scrub—and left smelling delicious!  Holiday Head Start finished with Homemade Easy, focusing on creating baking mixes as beautiful as they are delicious!  We made an oatmeal-walnut-chocolate chip quick bread, gingerbread cookies, spicy Mexican hot chocolate, and mocha cocoa that will be especially warming on cold winter nights!

The finished products! Many thanks to Kim C. for the photograph!

We would like to thank everyone for participating in this series—our participants were as fun as coming up with the workshops!  Look forward to future fun workshop series!

About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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