Crafts

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Build and decorate your own tabletop art on Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm by repurposing a retired book to create a tablescape, using paint and other materials as well. Art facilitator Christie Inocencio will provide all the materials you need to let your imagination soar.

This adult program is free, but space is limited to the first 30 attendees. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist who leads programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, and other locations throughout San Mateo and Alameda Counties and beyond. She started her company, Christie’s Creative Cupboard, in order to fill a need in the community for fun, educational programs for all age groups.

This free program is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Mandala Art Workshop is event at Vallombrosa Center on Oct. 20

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There will be Mandala Art Workshop at the Vallombrosa Center (250 Oak Grove Avenue) in Menlo Park on October 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is $40 and includes lunch. A mandala is a symmetrical design composed of circles and squares. Mandalas have been made throughout history by all cultures, and can be thought […]

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Cool Crafts for Kids K-5! Book bags on July 3

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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 […]

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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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