Grab and Go Crafts for Kids

Pick up a Grab and Go Craft at your San Anselmo Public Library! Crafts will be available for pick up on a first-come, first-served basis during our open hours Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10-4pm and curbside hours in the Town Council Chambers lobby Tuesdays 12-6pm and Thursdays 12-4pm. There will be a new craft every month for ages 5-10.


Starting Monday, October 4

OCTOBER Grab and Go Craft: Bat Finger Puppets 

Past Crafts:  

coffee filter flower

Week Of August 23: Make Your own Chromatography Flowers!

Learn how colors are mixed as they separate on the filters - Have Fun!

sponge owl

Week of August 16: Make your own Sponge Paint Owl!

Using a kitchen sponge, tempera paint, glue stick & scissors You Can Have a Hoot making a Sponge Paint Owl!

Bird Book 1

Week of August 2-6: My Bird Book

Look up for birds for this week's Grab and Go Craft! We provide the bird book and you provide the bird sightings.

Shark Fin Hat 2

Week of July 26-30: Shark Hat

Swim like a shark in your very own shark fin hat! We provide the template to make a headband, shark fin and tail. You will need paints, markers or crayons to decorate; and scissors and glue to put it all together.

Rainbow Fish Pic

Week of July 19-23: Rainbow Fish

Decorate a rainbow fish! We provide the template, tissue paper and shiny scales, you will need scissors and glue.

Jelly fish bag craft

Week of July 12-16: Jellyfish Puppet

Create a jelly fish using a paper bag! We provide the bag and the eyes, you will need some scissors to cut the tentacles and decorations of your choice and of course your imagination!

Blue Crab

Week of July 6-9: Blue Crab

Can't get to the beach to see crabs this week? No problem, make your own blue crab! Pick up a Blue Crab template, you need scissors and glue and any decorations you would like!

Self Portrait Action Figure

Week of June 28-July 2: Self Portrait Action Figure

Make an action figure of one of the coolest people, yourself! Body and clothing templates are included. You will need crayons or markers, glue, scissors and any craft supplies you have lying around. 

paperbag butterfly

Week of June 21-28: Butterfly Paper Bag Puppet

Create your own Butterfly Puppet! Use the template and paper bag provided; you will need paper for the second wing, glue, scissors and your imagination!

monster card

Week of June 14-18

Create a Monster Card for Father's Day! Choose from a template of different mouths, ears and antennae to make your own unique monster. Eyes and pom-pom nose are included. Have fun! 

kids scavenger hunt

Week of June 7 -11: Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Get outside with your Scavenger Hunt list and go searching! All you need is a pen or a pencil and an inquisitive mind. Follow the list, add your own and have fun!

windsock pic

Week of June 1 - 4: Windsock

Make your own windsock! Craft paper, streamers and instructions are included. You need glue, markers or crayons and imagination.

Bird Bookmark

Week of May 24-28: Bird Bookmark

Make a Spring Bird Bookmark! Pick up the template and decorate, cut and glue together. Watch the How-To Video on our YouTube channel here.

baby yoda roll craft

Week of May 17-21:    Baby Yoda 

Create your own Grogu or Baby Yoda with a template, glue or tape, and crayons or markers. Watch the How-To Video on our YouTube channel here!


Week of May 10-14: Butterfly Hand Puppet

Decorate, cut and glue together your very own Butterfly! The How-To Video is here.


This Week May 3-7: Mother's Day Message Flower

Create a flower message for your special someone! Use the flower templates and craft stick provided. All you need is scissors, glue, and love. Watch the How-To video here: 

paper bag cape 2

Week of April 26-30: Paper Bag Cape

Create your own cape using a paper bag, yarn and your imagination! See the how-to video link here:

sprout house image

Week of April 19-23

With a bean, a wet paper towel and air, you can grow your own bean plant! Make sure to leave your baggie open so the bean can get air.

hummingbird spinner

Hummingbird Thaumatrope

Week of April 12-16

See your very own hummingbird fly by making one of these hummingbird spinners!  


Week of April 5-9

Make your own birdhouse! You provide the imagination and decoration and we provide the template.

Bunny Box and egg cup

Week of March 29- April 2

Fold your own Bunny Box and Bunn Egg Cup! We provide the template and you provide the decoration!

butterfly craft

Week of March 22-26

Create your own butterfly! All you need is scissors, glue and your imagination. We provide the paper template, paper, sticker eyes, antennae and craft stick.


Week of March 15-19

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by making a cute Leprechaun bookmark! The template and instructions are included. You just need crayons/markers, glue and scissors.

Jester Hat picture

Week of March 8-12

Jester Hat

Create Your Own Jester Hat! Materials included are the Jester Hat template & instructions, you need scissors, crayons and tape!

Origami Silly Face bookmarks

Week of March 1-5

Origami Silly Face Bookmarks!

Make your own origami bookmark! Materials included are origami paper and silly eye stickers, you need markers, imagination and helper for the littlest hands.

Imagination Tree

Week of February 22-26

Imagination Tree

Trees are blooming in your neighborhood! Pick up a tree template and tissue paper and create your own blooming Imagination Tree of colorful leaves and blossoms. 

Grab and Go 1

Week 1 (September 14-September 18): 
Make your own comic book. 

2 Owl Puppet

Week 2 (September 21-September 25):
Paper Bag Owl Puppet

Color owl parts, cut them out, glue them on to the paper bag and make an owl puppet! 

3 popsicle stick puzzle

Week 3 (September 28-October 2):
Popsicle Stick Puzzle

Materials included: 10 popsicle sticks

Materials needed: Markers and tape


  1. Tape all popsicles sticks together using tape
  2. Flip taped popsicle sticks over and draw a picture or color pattern
  3. Take tape off and mix up the sticks. Try to put the puzzle back together! 
Grab and Go 4

Week 4 (October 5-October 9)
Catapult Craft

Make your own catapult and see how far it goes! All materials will be provided. 

Grab and Go 5

Week 5 (October 12-October 16)
Straw Rockets

Make a colorful straw rocket and see it take off! We will provide the materials -- you provide the fun!

grab and go 6

Week 6 (October 19-October 23)
Paper Bag Sea Otter Puppet

Color and create an adorable sea otter with baby sea otter puppet this week with our Grab and Go Crafts for Kids! We will provide the puppet template and bag -- kids and their adults should have markers, glue, and scissors on hand to finish their puppets.  

grab and go craft 7

Week 7 (October 26-October 30)
Flying Bat Rockets

Trick or treat! Create a Flying Bat Rocket this week -- give a puff of air and watch them fly! 

Grab and Go 8

Week of November 2-November 6
Gratitude Chain

Make a wonderful decoration for Thanksgiving with this Gratitude Chain craft! Write what you are thankful for on each line, cut out each strip, and fasten them into a chain. 

grab and go week 9

Week of November 9-November 13
Scarecrow Craft

Build your own scarecrow this week! Color and cut the scarecrow template and tape or glue him together. 

10 hedgehog

Week of November 16-20
Hedgehog Craft

Make an adorable hedgehog with fall leaves!

winter bookmark

Week of November 23-25
Winter Songbird Bookmark

Create your own Winter Songbird Bookmark and use it while reading a good book in the cold months.

winter window ornament

Week of November 30- Dec 4         

Winter Window Ornament

Create an ornament using tissue paper, contact paper and a pipe cleaner to hang from.

dreidel image

Week of December 7- 11 


Color the dreidel template and cut out and make your own dreidel and play using the game instructions.

wood slice ornament ideas pretty

Week of December 14-18 

Wood Slice Ornament

Decorate your very own wood slice!

Image one

Week of January 4-8

New Year's Resolutions

Use the template and craft sticks to create your 2021 Resolutions and hang them somewhere you will see them so you will not forget about them!

Mitten craft

Week of January 11-15

Mitten  Craft

Cut out a mitten and all the animals then let the animals crawl in to stay warm! Inspired by Jan Brett's The Mitten.

photo leaf mask cropped

January 19- 22

 Create a Nature Superhero Mask 

Go on a nature hunt & gather leaves, lichen, moss, or any nature treasures to create your mask! See how to make them here.

groundhog coffee cropped

Week of January 25-29

Create a groundhog Shadow Puppet

Groundhog Template and craft stick included. Materials needed are scissors, tape and sun or a flashight! Watch how to make them here.

bubble wand

Week of February 1-5

Bubble Wands! 

We will provide the pipe cleaners and you will need a little bit of dish soap, water, and a bowl to mix them together. Watch how to make them here 


Week of February 8-12

Hedgehog Valentine 
Need a valentine for a special someone? Pick up a hedgehog template with googly eyes and a pom pom nose and make a cute spiny valentine. Click  here for the how to video.
Ox Picture

Week of February 16-19

Year of the Ox Paper Bag Puppet

Many cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 12 this year. Each year is represented by a Chinese zodiac animal and 2021 is the Year of the Ox. In honor of Lunar New Year, this week's Grab and Go Craft is to make your own Ox paper bag puppet!