Take & Make Craft Kits

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Sonoma County Library’s Take & Make Craft Kits are a new art or science activity for families to pick up at the library each month. Kits include all supplies to make a craft, along with instructions in English and Spanish. A companion video accompanies each month’s craft on the Library’s YouTube page.

New Take & Makes are available for pick up at the library around the 15th every month, while supplies last and limited to 1 per patron.

Revisit any of these projects and download PDF instructions and material lists for past and present Take & Makes below.

Don’t forget to share your project on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag of #SCLMakes.

Find more hands-on activities on our YouTube Page. #SCLMAKES


September Current Take & Make

September 2021 - SCL Makes Paper Flowers - Flores de papel

Materials Needed: 6 sheets of tissue paper, 1 pipe cleaner.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF

 

 


Past Take and Makes

August 2021 - Otto Otter Mascot Magnets

Materials Needed: 4 jumbo popsicle sticks, 2 clothespins, 1 glue stick, 1 brown marker, 1 magnet w/ adhesive back, 1 sheet of Otto shape.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF

Template: Download Otto Template

July 2021 - Week 7: Mosaic Foam Frame

Note: This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be construction paper and stickers for decorations.

Materials Needed: 2-3 sheets of colorful construction paper, scissors, stickers.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF


July 2021 - Week 6: Summer Treat Sand Art

Note: This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be a coloring page, glue stick, sand or glitter.

Materials Needed: Coloring page, glue stick, colorful sand or glitter.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF

Template: Download Popsicle Template

July 2021 - Week 5: DIY Bug Jars

Note: This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be a clear plastic cup, a pen to poke holes in the lid, and stickers for decorations!

Materials Needed: A clear plastic cup, stickers, leaves, and a pen.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF


June 2021 - Week 4: DIY Puzzles

Note: This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be a piece of cardstock, markers, and scissors.

Materials Needed: A piece of cardstock to print a template, markers, and scissors.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF

Template: Download Puzzle Template

June 2021 - Week 3: Rainbow Heart Banners

This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be rainbow colored construction paper or felt, a traceable heart shape, scissors, and string.

Materials Needed: Colorful construction paper or felt, traceable heart shape, scissors, string.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF


June 2021 - Week 2: Butterfly Suncatchers

This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be a recycled plastic lid, markers or finger paint, and scissors.

Materials Needed: Recycled plastic lids, markers or finger paint, and scissors.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF

June 2021 - Week 1: Summer Vacation Journals

Note: This craft was originally presented with materials from Fun Express. A good substitution would be a construction paper cover and hole-punched lined paper.

Materials Needed: Construction paper, lined paper, a hole puncher, thread, decorating materials.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF


May 2021- Paint Spring Flowers

Note: This craft was originally presented with materials purchased from Oriental Trading Company. A good substitution would be paper bowls or plates.

Materials Needed: Washable acrylic paint, paint brush, water cup, a ceramic flower shaped bowl.

Instructions: Download Take & Make PDF

April 2021 - Kids Cartography

Draw a map of your neighborhood, nearby park, county, or make believe world!

Materials Needed: Blank cardstock paper, color pencils, ruler, fine tipped black marker, printable Sonoma County map template.

Instructions:

  1. Download Take & Make PDF
  2. Download Blank SC Map PDF

March 2021 – Send Our Seniors Mail

Spread some joy to local seniors with the Sonoma County Library Send our Seniors Mail program.

Materials Needed: Any postcard, coloring materials, pen, and a stamp.

Instructions:

  1. Use the markers to draw or write a sweet message to a senior on the left side of the postcard.
  2. On the right side of your postcard, find and pick an address from a list of participating Send Our Seniors Mail partners.
  3. Please do not add your own address to the card.
  4. Add a stamp and ask your adult to drop it off at your local post-office.

February 2021 - Make a Bird Friendly Window Decal

Materials Needed: 1 sheet protector, puffy paints, 1 printed bird template.

Instructions:


January 2021 - Shrinky Dink Character Keychains

Materials Needed: Shrinky Dink plastic sheet (recycled plastic #6), colored pencils, keychain ring, and printed character page, Baking sheet, oven, hole punch, scissors, and tinfoil or parchment paper.

Instructions: Download PDF

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Shrinky

December 2020 – Make a 3D paper snowflake tree

Spread some joy to local seniors with the Sonoma County Library Send our Seniors Mail program.

Materials Needed: Scissors, skewer stick, tapered Cork, wooden Beads, paper snowflakes, and paper stars, glue.

Instructions: Download PDF

  1. Download, print, and cut out 7 snowflakes of different sizes. Or cut out your own snowflakes.
  2. Push pointy end of skewer stick into the center of the small end of the tapered cork. .
  3. Slide wooden bead onto a skewer.
  4. Slide largest snowflake onto skewer. Alternate wooden beads with snowflake using progressively smaller snowflake.
  5. Glue stars back to back on top of stick.