Colourful project brightens up kindergarten gallery

Parents and teachers of Kauri Park Kindergarten have been knitting scarves for its big tree.
EMILY FORD/FAIRFAX NZ

Parents and teachers of Kauri Park Kindergarten have been knitting scarves for its big tree.

Kauri Park Kindergarten wants the whole neighbourhood to start "yarn bombing".

Hidden away at the end of Mcglashen Place in Birkenhead, the colourful scarves hug the kindergarten's big tree and the fence is adorned with crocheted flowers.

For the past six months, families, neighbours and teachers have contributed to the time consuming project with the aim of brightening up the kindy's entrance.

Administrator Karen Henning would love to get all the kindergarten's neighbours involved. 

"Anyone can come along and add to it, we want to encourage the whole street to get crocheting.

"We figure they've got Franklin Rd with its Christmas lights, we can have a road decorated with crochet and knitting."

Kauri Park Kindergarten has a roll of around 65 children and seven staff work at the facility.

The project started after the head teacher saw a similar one and decided Kauri Park needed its own colourful display.

Parents and children are involved in the project, from knitting and crocheting to donating wool and yarn.

Henning enjoys adding new touches to the fence, whether they're her own creations or donations from parents.

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"Sometimes I have to have a total rest otherwise I'll be crocheting all hours of the night."

She says they will start decorating the kindergarten's backyard when they run out of space at the front.

 - Stuff

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