Set your imagination free! The workshops at the Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä show you how to use recycled materials to make toys and accessories. Workshop themes change according to the current special exhibition. The workshops can be customised to suit the group’s needs.

The cost of a workshop is 80€/hour during museum opening hours on weekdays and saturdays.
The recommended maximum group size for workshops is 15 people. Please book at least two weeks in advance.

Queries and bookings tel. +358505900137, lelumuseo[a]


The Birthday Cake Workshop (until 3.3.2019)

In this workshop we craft gorgeous birthday cakes for parties of home plays.  We recommend the workshop for children from 4 years old. Length: 30 – 45 minutes.

“A Man’s Home Is His Castle” Workshop (until 3.3.2019)

What kind of house do you live in? Or what kind of house do you dream of? In this workshop we make miniature houses out of recycled materials. We recommend the workshop for children from 6 years old. Length: about 1 hour.

The Finger Animals Workshop (until 3.3.2019)

After this workshop you’ll have domestic animals within your grasp! In the workshop we make funny animal finger puppets. There are two options: to make the puppets out of cardboard by cutting (recommended for children under 7 years old) or of felt by sewing (recommended for children over 7 years old). Length: 30 – 60 minutes.

The Carefree Home Workshop (until 3.3.2019)

For this workshop we have searched for inspiration from far away! We have two options for the workshops theme. You can choose between a worry doll or a dream catcher workshop. you can make a worry doll that worries away all your concerns during the night or a dream catcher that will filter away your bad dreams.

The Paper Puppet Workshop

With our smallest crafters we make teddy puppets with moving limbs out of cardboard. With children of 7 years and older the theme of the puppets is Mickey Mouse. The workshop is suitable for ages 4 and up. Length: 30 – 60 minutes.

The ”Neppis” Car Workshop

In the workshop we will assemble little plastic cars called Neppis-auto.  They were very popular in Finnish children’s plays during 1960’s and 1970’s. When the car is compiled it can be even decorated for example with flags and stripes. The workshop lasts approximately half an hour. We recommend the workshop for children over 6 years old.

The Hobby horse Workshop

In the Hobby Horse Workshop you can make yourself a fun hobby-horse using a sock and a stick. The workshop lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. We recommend the workshop for children over 7 years. Extra charge of 40 euros of this workshop as a part of the birthday programme.

The Advent Calendar Workshop

Make yourself an Advent Calendar! The workshop lasts approximately one hour.