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 10-7pm, Tuesdays 10-7pm, Wednesdays 10-7pm, Fridays 10-5pm & Saturdays 10-5pm. There will be a new craft every month for ages 5-10.
October 2022 Batty Crafts!
Use the templates provided to create a flying bat and a batty bookmark!
Coffee Filter Sunflower!
Included materials: coffee filters & sunflower seeds. Needed Materials: markers, food coloring & glue
Instructions: Color 2 coffee filters, place on cookie sheet…wet with water and (optional) yellow food coloring, let dry.. When dry, sandwich together and glue seeds to center – let dry, then hang sunflower in the window!
Make dyed pasta bead bracelets! Pick up the materials at the library and instructions on making your own dyed pasta.
Make a Traced Hand Mother's Day Card!
Instructions and Cardstock included
Why did the Snowkid melt? Make your own melted snowkid! Write a story about what made yours melt to leave in the Library Mailbox (which is outside in the back of the library between the garden boxes). For a response, leave a self addressed stamped envelope. Have fun!
Pick up a special Thanksgiving craft to express what you are grateful for!
Feeling batty? Make your very own bat finger puppets! Pick up a bat template and instructions at the library!
Using a kitchen sponge, tempera paint, glue stick & scissors You Can Have a Hoot making a Sponge Paint Owl!
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.
Decorate a rainbow fish! We provide the template, tissue paper and shiny scales, you will need scissors and glue.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Make your own windsock! Craft paper, streamers and instructions are included. You need glue, markers or crayons and imagination.
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: https://youtu.be/ybOAVeFZ3-8
Fold your own Bunny Box and Bunn Egg Cup! We provide the template and you provide the decoration!
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.
Create Your Own Jester Hat! Materials included are the Jester Hat template & instructions, you need scissors, crayons and tape!
Make your own origami bookmark! Materials included are origami paper and silly eye stickers, you need markers, imagination and helper for the littlest hands.
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.
Color owl parts, cut them out, glue them on to the paper bag and make an owl puppet!
Materials included: 10 popsicle sticks
Materials needed: Markers and tape
Make your own catapult and see how far it goes! All materials will be provided.
Make a colorful straw rocket and see it take off! We will provide the materials -- you provide the fun!
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.
Trick or treat! Create a Flying Bat Rocket this week -- give a puff of air and watch them fly!
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.
Build your own scarecrow this week! Color and cut the scarecrow template and tape or glue him together.
Create your own Winter Songbird Bookmark and use it while reading a good book in the cold months.
Create an ornament using tissue paper, contact paper and a pipe cleaner to hang from.
Color the dreidel template and cut out and make your own dreidel and play using the game instructions.
Decorate your very own wood slice!
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!
Cut out a mitten and all the animals then let the animals crawl in to stay warm! Inspired by Jan Brett's The Mitten.
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!