• Marina Rose

Fall Virtual Craft Series

Updated: Nov 5

Are you looking for something fun to do at home with the family? Then look no further than our Virtual Fall Craft Series! Each month we will release a video with a new craft on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. These videos work best for folks age 10 and older but can be altered for younger kids as well.

To add to the fun, we will make a limited number of kits to go along with the monthly video. Kits will be available one week before the video launches, so make sure to get your kit early! You can request a kit by calling or emailing us while supplies last. If you don't get a kit, don't worry, all the materials for the craft videos can be picked up at a local store.

Now without further ado, let's see what crafts we will be doing this fall!

September 26, 2020 - Crochet: Pencil Pouch

Even though the date has passed, you can still go back and check out the video on our YouTube channel. For this project, we did a simple but longer project that is perfect for school or craft supplies - a pencil pouch! We got the pattern from Persia Lou, so make sure you check out the original post for all the materials you need to complete the project. We made some minor modifications, but the end product looks almost identical. If you're an experienced crocheter this project will only take about an hour. For newbies, it may take several hours, so it's totally fine to work on the project over several days. You can always come back to the video, review what you don't understand, or just pick up where you left off.

October 17, 2020 - E-textiles: BookMark

This month we learned how to make a bookmark/reading light with sewing and circuitry techniques. You can check out the video on our YouTube channel. While the word "e-textiles" may sound daunting, this project is actually a great introduction to working with e-textiles. So what is an e-textile? Basically, it's a project that incorporates textiles and electronics - think sewing projects with LED lights, switches, and other fun electronics. Some people also refer to e-textiles as "wearable technology," but this project isn't really wearable. You can check out the step by step tutorial on Sew Electric and follow along with the video any time! The entire project should take about an hour, but if it takes you longer, don't stress, just enjoy learning something new!

November 21, 2020 - Cross-Stitch: Penguin

I'm stoked for November's craft - cross-stitch! This is a craft I just recently picked up, so we will have a guest presenter: Miss Ellie from Youth Services! You probably know her from the teen and tween programs or from seeing her around the library.

Miss Ellie has been cross-stitching for several years and is excited to do this virtual program for you. She's re-created a penguin cross-stitch that would make a cute addition to your wall at home, or make a fun gift (it is the holiday season after all).

Just like with other months we will have a limited number of kits to accompany the video - so don't forget to request yours! The kits will be available starting Saturday, November 14, and can be picked up curbside or in the library.

If you don't get a kit, that's okay! Supplies for this project can be picked up through Amazon or any local craft store.

December 19, 2020 - Tree Ornaments

Don't miss out on December's tree ornament tutorial! This video will include step by step instructions to make two kinds of tree ornaments.

For the first ornament, we will repurpose Mason Jar Lids to make an easy, cute ornament. The project requires minimal equipment and most of the materials will be included in the craft kit that accompanies the video. We will be using instructions from Clean and Scentsible, so if you don't get a craft kit, you can always follow along with the video or check out the instructions from the original website.

The second ornament is another simple and fun project that uses minimal materials. We will work off of the instructions found on Ginger Casa. Again, most of the materials can be found in the craft kits that accompany the video, but kits are limited, so make sure you request yours early! Kits will be available one week before the video goes live and will include instructions for self-paced crafting.

If you have enjoyed our virtual craft programs this fall, let us know! Reach out to us at infolibrary@cityofcaldwell.org

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