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|Find free Thanksgiving craft events in Ann Arbor for the kids this year!|
Elections aren't the only thing keeping folks busy this week. Families can also find several craft events at Michael's as well as one that starts the season of Thanksgiving. I love that the kids can create two decorations at the one event - One to take home and one to leave for a Meals on Wheels recipient!
11/4 - Noon-1:00 p.m. | Michael's Crafts Passport to Imagination™ Stocking craft is a free event for children ages 3 and up. At 1:00-2:00 p.m.
11/4 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Michael's Crafts Passport to Imagination™ Advent Calendar craft is a free event for children ages 3 and up.
11/8 - 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Thanksgiving Crafts to help Meals On Wheels at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd.,, Ypsilanti) and sponsored by the Fly Children's Art Center.
11/10 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Kids create Thanksgiving or winter holiday cards at the Ypsilanti District Library (8795 MacArthur Blvd., Ypsilanti 48198).
11/10 - 10:00 a.m. - Noon | Teen event | Teens can learn to make a Yarn Scarf Event with purchase of Craft Smart Yarn at Michael's Crafts. Ages 14 and up.
11/11 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Michael's Crafts Passport to Imagination. Kids ages 3 and up can make a Holiday Ornament at this free event. While supplies last.
This week kids can find a few more opportunities to create something for Thanksgiving as well as prepare for the coming year with a beautiful spiral bound calendar! If you have a teen, there is even a fun teen craft event.
11/13 - 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Youth in grades 1-5 can make a turkey pinata for Thanksgiving Day. This free event at the Saline District Library (555 N. Maple Road, Saline) does require registration!
11/14 - 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Youth in grades 1-5 can make a turkey pinata for Thanksgiving Day. This free event at the Saline District Library (555 N. Maple Road, Saline) does require registration!
11/17 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Free kids craft for the first 12 participants. Create a spiral-bound 2013 calendar with seasonal decorations. Would make a nice gift for the grandparents so bring your photos too! This free event is at the Ypsilanti District Library (8795 MacArthur Blvd., Ypsilanti 48198).
11/17 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Michael's Crafts Passport to Imagination. Kids ages 3 and older can create a cut mitten frame with the purchase of a frame.
11/18 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Kids can enjoy a free Thanksgiving Event with crafts to celebrate being thankful at Michael's Crafts.
11/18 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. | Teen event | This knitting event is for teens in grade 4 and higher. Knitters of all levels can share patterns and knit a winter scarf. Yarn will be supplied, just bring needles if you have them. Ann Arbor District Library (Traverwood).
|There are plenty of freee craft events in Ann Arbor |
to keep the kids occupied this season.
Many Ann Arbor families will be traveling around Thanksgiving, however if you are in town, there are still several afternoons that can be spent as "crafternoons". I love to spend time helping the kids create their own gifts for the season too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
11/21 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Create a Thanksgiving craft that can be used to decorate your table for Thanksgiving dinner at the Ann Arbor District Library (Pittsfield). This free event is for kids in grades K-5.
November 26 - December 2
You might be stuffed after Thanksgiving, but there is plenty to do going into the end of the year. Your teen might really enjoy making their own gifts, so make sure to get them out for the fun, free events!
12/2 - 12:30-2:30 and 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Teen event | Teens in grades 6+ can learn to make beautiful mosiac jewelry suitable for gift-giving. All materials are provided. Ann Arbor District Library (Mallets Creek).
Take the kids to a children's Christmas ornament workshop at the Belleville Area Museum on Saturday, December 8, 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. followed by a visit from Santa at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This week is a popular one for holiday events. Many of the events fill-up early, so be sure to pre-register your child if you can. A favorite this week is decorating "gingerbread" houses made of graham crackers at the Ypsilanti District Library!
12/11 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Teen event | Take your teen to make some Gifts in a Jar at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti).
12/12 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Grade 3+ | Kids can learn to make bows, ribbons and wrapping paper from green materials at the Ann Arbor District Library (Mallets Creek).
12/13 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Holiday Stained “Glass” Window Craft at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti). Kids will learn to make a holiday stained glass window using tagboard and markers. This free event is limited to the first 18 participants.
12/15 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. | Kids can decorate a graham cracker house with candy and frosting. Registration is required (482-4110 ext. 1340) for this free event at the at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti). Limited to first 20 participants.
12/15 - Children's Christmas ornament workshop 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. at the Belleville Area Museum
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are many great crafternoons planned - even ones for teens!
There is still time to make a gingerbread house and your older children and teens will enjoy getting messy making their own no-bake cookies. These cookies might make great gifts for neighbors, teachers or even best friends!
12/22 - 10:30 a.m. and noon | Kids can decorate a graham cracker house with candy and frosting. Registration is required (482-4110 ext. 1340) for this free event at the at the Ypsilanti District Library (229 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti). Limited to first 20 participants.
12/22 - 2:00 p.m. | Your older child and teen can learn to make No-Bake Cookies at the Ypsilanti District Library (8795 MacArthur Blvd., Ypsilanti), they'll even get a box to decorate and gift their treats in! Free event for ages 8-18. Registration required 482-4110 x1391.
Finally, end the year with a bang on December 31 when your kids (PK-Grade 5) can have fun making New Years decorations including hats and noisemakers at the Ann Arbor District Library (Pittsfield). This free event takes place from 2:00-3:30, so make sure you leave enough time to get creative!
Be sure to check back often as new crafty-events are added to the blog. I sure hope you enjoy getting the kids into crafts as much as I do!