Category Archives: Crafts

Crafting with Kids — Leftover Lanterns

Miss Melanie at the Main Library has another great craft idea for us this month.  Using recycled materials and some basic crafting supplies, she shows us how to turn an old can or jar into a lantern.  This project would … Continue reading

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Crafting With Kids — Snow Crafts

January in Ohio usually means snow. Even though the fluffy white stuff has melted away for now, there are plenty of crafts available to bring winter back to your home! First, who doesn’t like traditional paper snowflakes? These can be … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Black & White

The story time starter for this month is Black & White.  From zebras and skunks to penguins and pandas, this story time theme is great fun for children of all ages!  You can focus on animals that are both black … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Card Playing Day!

Drop those Christmas presents and grab the card games, because today is National Card Playing Day!  How will you celebrate?  Will you play a classic game of Uno or Go Fish with your kids?  Or will you play a couple … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Christmas Crafts

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is almost here, so this time we are featuring some crafts you can make with your kids at home.  Some are simple, and some are more difficult, but whatever crafting level you … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Pajama Party

Today’s Story Time Starter is all about pajamas.  There’s something about cold winter weather that makes us all want to hop into our pajamas and have a pajama day.  Along with making us warm and cozy, pajamas also help us … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Sand Art

Sand is a great medium for crafting with kids.  You can do so many different things with it: dig in it for treasure or uncover rocks and fossils, sprinkle it over glue spread on paper, make patterns with different colors … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — I Love My Family!

Thanksgiving is almost here–that means it’s time to start thinking about all the things we are thankful for, and family usually is pretty high up on the list for most of us.  This year, as you gather together, take a … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Bottle Cap Creations

Saving colorful bottle caps and plastic lids is fun; creating art projects from them is even more fun!  From mosaics to hanging curtains, you can let your imagination run wild as you create new things with found and recycled objects … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Scarecrows & Pumpkins

What is big, round, and orange, and a definite sign of fall? A pumpkin, of course! Pumpkins make a great story time topic for fall. From harvesting them from the field to creating jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins are perfect fall book material–and … Continue reading

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