Join us for these fun kid-oriented explorations into handicraft. Advance registration required.
The Kids Workshop Overview
Age ranges listed are suggestions. As parents/guardians must be on hand, younger kids may fit in too, and older kids are welcome if interested. Small groups may schedule separate dates/times by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If a parent/guardian would like to have the supplies to craft along with their child, just register separately and leave a note about which child they go with.
In-Person Location: If conditions and COVID guidelines permit, The Workshop will be held in the picnic shelter near the playground at Community Park. If weather is poor, we’ll meet in an empty maintenance building, with the door rolled open for ventilation. Temperature will be chilly either way! Class sizes will be small to allow distancing between households. Since we’ll be located next to Castle Park Playground, I recommend saving time to enjoy the playground before or after the workshop. It will be on their minds when they get near it! Classes may be moved online as necessary.
Grab & Go Options are available for most Workshops if you’d prefer to work at home.
Coordinator: Recreation Supervisor, Carrie Monforte (360)221-6788 email@example.com
Bring: Cloth face coverings to be worn for duration of program, hand sanitizer, dress warmly and for messes. Something for warming hands would be helpful.
Kids can create a fresh and natural wreath. We’ll provide basic instruction and all the necessary supplies for a 6”-8” mixed green wreath, and you’ll choose from the provided greenery to create a wreath that’s uniquely you. Younger kids will weave pre-cut greenery twigs into a grapevine wreath form. Older kids may choose a more challenging wire-wrapped wreath. Fee includes grapevine wreath form, wire (optional), and a fun variety of fresh evergreens and cones. Older kids and grown-ups will be able to borrow sanitized clippers. Optional: You may bring unusual hardy greens or your favorite ornaments to embellish your wreath.
Date/Time: Mon | Dec 21 | 10:30am-11:30am | $20 (please note: the print copy of the activity guide had an incorrect time)
Grab ‘n Go Option Pick up supplies (except clippers), and do it yourself at home. Supplies may be picked up at the Park Office 9:00-12:00 Dec 14 or Dec 15 or by arrangement. Five days advance notice required. Register as if signing up for the class, then choose the “Grab ‘n Go” option.
Make and decorate a kite! Easy to make and fly, the Frustration-less Flyer 22″ sled kite has a large sail for decorating. Each kit includes pre-cut white Tyvek, durable fiberglass rods, tape and bridle line. Die-cut holes in the Tyvek make correct assembly a snap. Wind range: 3 to 16 mph. Includes a handle with 100′ of line. Those with younger kids may request a mostly pre-assembled kite to decorate (give us a few days to plan for this). Kites will be decorated with permanent markers – dress for stains. Kids who like more time for designing may request a template to plan their design before coming to class.
Date/Time: Sat | Jan 16 | 9:30am-10:30am | $20
Grab ‘n Go Option Pick up your supplies by arrangement, and do it yourself at home at any time. You’ll need to provide your own permanent markers to decorate the kite and a stapler for tales. Register as if signing up for the class, then choose the “Grab ‘n Go” option.
Excavation: Gemstones & Fossils!
Attention rock hounds and budding paleontologists! Join us for a mini excavation, working with hammer, chisel and brush to reveal real gemstones and a dinosaur fossil toy. All supplies will be provided and sanitized. The gems, dino, chisel, mallet and brush will be yours to take home. Note: Choking hazard for young children.
Date/Time: Sat | Jan 23 | 10:00-10:30am | $20
Grab ‘n Go Option Pick up your supplies by arrangement, and do it yourself at home at any time. One week advance notice required. Register as if signing up for the class, then choose the “Grab ‘n Go” option. 1/23/21 We have 1 Grab ‘n Go kit left! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart String Art – Canceled due to low enrollment
AGES 5-14 Create a simple heart home décor piece. This Heart String Art decoration is a great addition to your Valentine’s Day decorations this year! Wind and wrap the red string around the pegs to make the heart take shape. Date/Time: Wed | Feb 10 | 2:30-3:00pm | $15 Grab ‘n Go Option Pick up your supplies by arrangement, and do it yourself at home at any time. One week advance notice required. Register as if signing up for the class, then choose the “Grab ‘n Go” option. REGISTER HERE.
Learn basic weaving on a mini cardboard loom you can take home with you. Using thick, bright yarn and roving, create a miniature wall hanging. Optional: Bring a small stick to hang your creation. You will leave with extra string, the mini loom, and needle. Class length will vary by individual child’s age and attention span. Instructions will be available to send home to complete your craft later if needed.
Younger Kids: Sat | Mar 13 | 9:00-10:00am | $20
Older Kids: Sat | Mar 13 | 10:45-11:45am | $20
Grab ‘n Go Option Pick up your supplies by arrangement, and do it yourself at home at any time. One week advance notice required. Register as if signing up for the class, then choose the “Grab ‘n Go” option.
In this beginner leather crafting course, we use very basic leather techniques to stamp, decorate and dye a leather wristband. Students will get to create a leather wristband using their choices of stamps, shape punches and dye colors. A fun and creative way to learn about leather! Wristband fits 7.25-8.25” circumference. Some shared equipment will be required. Plan to wash/sanitize hands frequently.
We will pause for about 30 mins to allow the project to dry out a bit before dying the leather. Kids may choose to play on the playground during that time (with their parent/guardian supervision).
Younger Kids: Wed | Apr 7 | 9:00-10:00am | $20
Older Kids: Wed | Apr 7 | 11:00-12:00pm | $20
There is no Grab ‘n Go option for this class.
COVID-19 Safety and Health Screening:
Group gathering sizes will vary according current guidance from Public Health and the Governor’s Office. Additional sessions may be added as classes fill up.
- Temperature Check Participants must take their own temperature shortly before arriving at the program. Stay home if you have a fever. Additional temperature checks with a non-contact thermometer may be done upon arrival.
- Stay home if you or anyone in your household have experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms (not attributable to another condition such as seasonal allergies) in the 14 days prior to the program such as: a fever of 100.4 or higher; cough; sore throat; chills; loss of taste or smell; muscle or body aches; respiratory illness or difficulty breathing; or headache. If you fall ill, please let us know. If you reply to one of our health screening questions in a way that needs more clarification, we’ll have you step to the side while we get the rest of the folks checked in, then chat with you.
- Stay home if you or anyone in your household been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Keep your distance and maintain at least 6’ distance from others.
- Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure. Refrain from touching your face.
- Cloth Face Coverings required. We can provide disposable ones if needed.
- Privacy Upon arrival we may ask you some basic health questions about symptoms and exposure. If you would like to discuss anything in a more private way, please call us or email before the program starts. If we are made aware that a participant, volunteer or staff person tested positive for COVID-19, fellow participants and staff who have been exposed will be notified, while maintaining privacy.