Crafts

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Create a unique tote bag for your library books on July 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30  at the Menlo Park Library, which will provide the bags, fabric markers and plenty of great craft materials.

Drop-in, while materials last. Last entry at 3:00 p.m.

For rising grades K-5 only -thanks for your cooperation. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Not into book bags? Look for other Cool Crafts happening on July 17, July 31, and August 14.

This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Cool crafts for kids K-5! Brilliant beading on June 26

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Tuesdays for grade schoolers: Craft Day features beading on June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids grades K-5 can make some bling for their summer outfits. Beads and stringing materials will be provided. Craft a necklace or a bracelet for yourself or a friend. Drop-in, while materials last. Children under […]

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Make Mother’s Day crafts at Belle Haven Library on May 12

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Bring a friend along and joins us at the Belle Haven library to create a craft that will show mom how much you care. Make handmade crafts for your mom, grandma, or that special someone! All materials are provided. Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required The event takes place on […]

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Festive ways to use chocolate rabbits for Easter

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It all started during Easter years ago. My kids received so many adorable chocolate bunnies that I thought there has to be something more to do with them besides nibble off the ears. Bunny Milk became a fun tradition that we still look forward to. It seems as though chocolate rabbits are multiplying more than ever. The […]

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Make mosaic boxes at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 23

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Get in touch with your creative side at the Menlo Park Library on January 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Art facilitator Christie Inocencio provides all the materials you need to decorate your own mosaic box to take home and enjoy. No registration is required, but space is limited. Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist […]

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Create a Fabulous Flexagon on Jan. 6 at the Menlo Park Library

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Kids are invited to create and decorate a Fabulous Flexagon Collage Calendar on January 6, 2018, from 10:15 am to noon at the Menlo Park Library Learn the secret to folding and flexing a single piece of paper to reveal 12 months. Design and personalize each month. For grades 2-6; the project is not suitable […]

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Holiday crafting for children and their adults set for Dec. 9

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Take a few moments to relax with some crafts at the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 9 from 10:30 am to noon. The experts from Create Cafe will demonstrate how to make fancy gift tags and cards, lovely colorful votive candles, and straw dolls. After that, you will be turned loose to get creative. There […]

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Peninsula School Craft Fair set for November 20

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The Peninsula School Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area. Come browse a great selection of toys, clothing, pottery, jewelry, bath products and gift items — all handmade or handcrafted — on the school campus at 920 […]

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March Madness Easter Baskets are fun mash up

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March Madness is in full swing and Easter is this Sunday, what better way to combine the two than with Easter Basket-ball! This simple, silly Easter Basket is sure to be a slam dunk. A small toy hoop tied onto the handle is filled with bunny-eared, basketball eggs. [They were purchased at Michael’s; if out of stock there, […]

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Get ready for the Academy Awards with these creative ideas from Alexis Murphy

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Editor’s note: We’ve come to count on Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy for showing us how to make celebrations and holidays special. Here she takes on the Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday night (2/28). Whether you’ve seen the movies or not, the Academy Awards are always exciting. The glamor, the controversy, the parties. It is time […]

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Peninsula School hosts annual Craft Fair on Dec. 7

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Peninsula School will host its annual Craft Fair on Sunday, December 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 920 Peninsula Way in Menlo Park. The Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area.  Come browse our great […]

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