Katherine youth were pushed to leave their comfort zone today at a school holiday crazy hat workshop.
Left to their own means to create out-there head wear, the youth put their creativity to work.
Bright colours, feathers and natural decorations collected from the bush were a fixture of the crazy hats, intended to teach kids about conscious consumerism.
More than 20 young people attended the workshop, held as part of the school holiday program at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre.
Assistant director of the cultural centre, Jayne Nankivell, said the workshop was an opportunity to teach Katherine's youth to look at the environment differently.
"You don't always have to buy things to make things," Ms Nankivell said.
"We collected lots of things from the bush like nuts, seeds, coconut webbing and we just let the kids go. With a workshop like this they become very creative."
With Australia's waste generation skyrocketing, and capacity to recycle dwindling, focusing on re-using and re-purposing for art is an important message to youth.
The workshop ended with a hat parade and a dance routine, which had the youth bursting through their discomfort and overcoming fears of public performances.
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