National Children's Craft Day

By Jeff B. RSS Mon, March 14, 2022

Do you enjoy creating things with your hands, be it simple origami shapes, drawing, painting, baking,  or even learning and creating code? There are few better ways to explore your creativity than just letting loose and making whatever your heart tells you to!

Your neighborhood library is ready to be your one-stop shop for discovering where your creativity might lead you. Not only are there books and magazines to browse and borrow, there are classes and workshops you can attend to learn, develop, and practice your crafting skills.

Here are some titles to get you in a creative mood:

 

Crafts for Kids by Gill Dickinson

Decorate a mug or picture frame for a perfect Mother's or Father's Day gift. Add a spooky touch to Halloween with a bat and spider chain. Other projects, such as paper lanterns, come from festivities around the world, and there are great ideas for birthdays, carnivals, and more.

Button Crafts by Margaret Holtschlag

Use buttons to make a variety of crafts, including picture frames, gift boxes, and necklaces.

Bake Like a Pro by Falynn Koch

You'll learn how different combinations of proteins, fats, and liquids will result in textures that lend themselves to perfect pies, breads, cookies, and more!

Nifty Thrifty Music Crafts by Felicia Niven

You will be able to start your own band after creating these ten musical instruments for next to nothing.

Create a Costume! by Sarah Myer

You don't have to start from scratch: A few simple modifications can transform thrift store clothes into a variety of costumes. Even mastering the sewing machine isn't as hard as it looks! You can make amazing costumes--all you need are the right tools, a little know-how, and a lot of imagination.

Traditional Crafts from Africa by Florence Temko

Using a variety of everyday materials--paper, clay, beads, felt--you are invited to follow simple step-by-step instructions to create attractive and functional objects and learn how folk crafts are a part of cultural traditions all around the world.

Native Crafts Inspired by North America’s First People by Maxine Trottier

In the same Indigenous traditions of using materials and designs inspired by nature, you can make your own beautiful native crafts and musical instruments. Photos, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions make it easy!

Nifty Thrifty Math Crafts by Michele C Hollow

Ten crafts that will add to your enjoyment of math! Using inexpensive materials found at home or in the classroom, learn to make an origami hat, a piggy bank, and even a dream catcher clock.

Draw a Comic! by J.P. Coovert

Follow these simple steps to sketch out your story ideas and ink a comic page. Learn which art supplies are best for drawing comics―you can use a pen, a brush, or even a computer! With the help of a photocopy machine, you can even self-publish your own comics and share them with your friends!

Kids Can Code: Fun Ways to Learn Computer Programming by Ian Garland

The activity-based learning in this guide sets kids up for immediate coding success, so they feel like real programmers.

To find out the latest creative activities offered by the Free Library, please view our Events Calendar.

What is your heart telling you to use your crafting creativity for next? Let us know in the comments.


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