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Crafty Kids

Crafty Kids To-Go Kits will be available for pick up at the library the first week the video airs (registration is required to reserve a kit).  See our calendar for details.

February Crafty Kids – Paper Lantern

Altoona residents can use your library card to check out this Creative Bug tutorial for Rice Paper Lanterns.

 

Here’s a book to go with your craft:

Chinese New Year colors

 

January Crafty Kids – Penguin Pom Poms

 

Watch this video to learn more about penguins.

Check out Miss Sheila’s Penguin Storytime.

Looking for a book to go with your craft?

We recommend Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London.

Click the image to check it out:

Little penguin : the Emperor of Antarctica

 

November Crafty Kids – Owl Can Craft

Follow along with the video below to make your own owl can craft with our November Crafty Kids Kits.

 

Watch this video to learn some fun facts about Spotted Owls.

Looking for a book to read with your craft?

Owl babies

We recommend Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.

Click the image above to check it out.


October Crafty Kids – Sun Catchers

Follow along with the videos below to make your own sun catcher craft with our October Crafty Kids Kits.

 

Looking for a book to read with your craft?

Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song - Kindle edition by Raposo, Joe, Various. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

We recommend Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song by Bruce Hart

Click on the image above to check it out.

 


September Crafty Kids – Gnome Homes

Follow along with the videos below to make your own yarn crafts with our September Crafty Kids Kits.

Looking for more crafts like this?  Altoona and Rural Polk Count residents can access our crafting classes on Creativebug. See links below:

Fairy Garden
Flower Terrarium

No, No, Gnome!: Anstee, Ashlyn, Anstee, Ashlyn: 9781481430913: Amazon.com: Books

Looking for a book to read with your craft?

We recommend No, No, Gnome by Ashlyn Anstee.  Click the image above to check it out.


August Crafty Kids – Yarn Crafts

Follow along with the videos below to make your own yarn crafts with our August Crafty Kids Kits.

 


Both of these crafts use a technique that is also used to make Ojo de Dios (Eye of God) mandalas.  To learn more about Ojo de Dios, check out this project from Creativebug.  Remember, you can log into Creativebug with your Altoona Library card. (Altoona and Rural Polk County residents only.)

DIY: How to Make Ojo de Dios

 

Extra Yarn: Mac Barnett Illustrated By: Jon Klassen: 9780061953385 ...

Looking for a book to read with your craft?

We recommend Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett.  Click the image above to check it out.