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Celebrate National Crafting Month with Caledon Public Library

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Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  Roll up your sleeves, get your glue guns and paints ready and dive into some of our newest crafting books for children! Using a wide variety of different media, crafters can use their skills together to bring an idea to life.  Whether you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, or you’re already a seasoned crafter, many of the ideas in these books can help you to spark your creativity and imagination!

While you’re at it, make sure to check out our programming calendar at cpl.social/calendar to register for some of our upcoming March Break programs! With offerings that include a Book Cover Cookie Decorating program, a cultural drumming workshop, Perler Bead workshops, and multiple drop in crafting programs, there’s sure to include something for everyone!  So “March” into CPL and join us for a fun-filled week!

Crayola Nature STEAM Activities by Rebecca Felix

These projects and experiments show readers elements of STEAM they can see in nature every day. Build a sundial and a wind vane, and collect leaves, grass, and bugs for observation and exploration

Get Crafting for Your Delightful Dog by Ruth Owen

Do you have a playful pup? Love to craft? Why not get creative for your delightful dog?! Build a bed for your puppy in the jaws of a cardboard shark. Send them to space with a puppy jet pack costume. Bake a tasty treat for your pooch, and have fun with a terrific tug toy for your favorite pet

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids by Linda Braden

Accompanied by photo tutorials and helpful step-by-step instructions, these projects are kid-friendly and offer a variety of options for both beginning and more advanced DIY fans. Be inspired and discover the endless possibilities with the world’s most famous jar!

Super Squishies, Slime and Putty by Tessa Sillars-Powell

In the pages of this book, you’ll find 36 amazing projects that your kids will love making. Who needs a plain old fashioned craft project when you can create a narwal, panda, poop emoji, skull, cactus, or cake? Find a plethora of squee-gee worthy crafts to make, including: Instructions for making your own squishies: the hottest trend for kids under 12!

Fun and Easy Crafting With Recycled Materials by Kimberly McLeod

Kimberly McLeod, founder of the popular kids’ crafting blog The Best Ideas for Kids, creates inexpensive projects that upcycle common household objects. From Tin Can Planters and Cereal Box Aquariums to Toilet Paper Roll Flowers and Paper Plate Bunnies, kids will have their hands full with eco- and budget-friendly crafts.

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