Category Archives: Crafting with Kids

Celebrate Presidents’ Day!

Today, we celebrate Presidents’ Day! Established in 1885, Presidents’ Day originally honored our first President of the United States of America, Mr. George Washington. Today, we set aside the third Monday of every February to recognize and celebrate all of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Crafting With Kids — Fall Paper Bag Tree

This month’s craft comes to us from Miss Terry here at the Main Library.  Miss Terry made a fabulous fall tree out of a paper bag with colorful bits of torn up paper for the leaves.  There are infinite ways … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Lift-the-Flap Mouse

We love having crafts available for kids to make after story time.  We especially love it when we can find something that ties in directly with a book we just read!  Many authors and illustrators have websites that are full … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Beaded Butterfly Suncatchers

Beaded Butterfly Sun Catchers Summer is a great time to make things with your kids.  Sometimes the ideas are hard to come by, but that’s where we come in! The library is full of great craft books exploding with terrific … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens This month’s craft comes from Miss Melanie, our resident recycling and gardening expert. “Gardening is all the rage so if you don’t have one yet and you have access to an outside wall, you can be a vertical … Continue reading

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