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 (weekly during June and July!), 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


Current Take & Make

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


Past Take and Makes

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

Download image:

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.