Virtual Crafternoons: Free Library craft programs for kids and teens

by beth on May 27, 2020

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The Southborough Library tooled its Crafternoon series this spring. Consider it version 2.0.

The craft series for kids and teens is normally led at the Library by crafter Mandy Roberge of Wicked Good Henna.

Instead of bringing Roberge to work hands on with participants, the programs are led remotely thanks to the post office and zoom.

Patrons can sign up to be one of the participants in a Crafternoon session. Registration is handled through through Southborough Recreation’s website. Each program is free but limited to 1 participant per household.

Materials are then mailed to participants who are also sent login information for the zoom session.

The programs are still limited to 15 participants, allowing Roberge to interact with each participant.

This week’s Henna Workshop filled up too quickly for me to share with readers.* But two other crafts have been posted to Recreation’s website. The details are below.

Fairy Tale Finger Puppets – for ages 6-18
Wednesday, June 17 from 4:00 – 4:40 pm

Create Your Own Story by making your own Fairy Tale Finger Puppets!

(If you have more than one child please only register one child and email Library Director Ryan Donovan at RDonovan@southboroughma.com with the names of your other children!)

Click here to register.

Dreamcatchers – for ages 8-18
Wednesday, July 22 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Create a unique piece of wall art using antique doilies, beads, fathers, lace, ribbon and more! This workshop involves a little bit of sewing and lots of hot glue — best suited to older kids or teens.

Click here to register.

These Crafternoon sessions (including the Henna Workshops) were sponsored through a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.

*If you’re interested in being notified by the Library if they hold a future Virtual Henna Workshop, email Library Director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@southboroughma.com.

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