If you were inspired by our Do-It-Yourself Gift Giving booklist, stop by the library for one of our holiday craft programs. We have activities for all ages or for the whole family. Come get some hands-on learning experience while celebrating the holiday season, and take home a book to keep crafting!
These quick and easy crafts are perfect for beginners. We will teach you the basics and show you how to find resources to learn more. If there is a particular craft you are working on that we aren’t teaching at the moment, we can help you find the perfect book or tutorial to take your skills to the next level.
Drop In Ornament Craft
North Park Library
Stop by the Information desk to make an ornament to be displayed on our Christmas tree. Ornaments can be taken home starting December 23.
The Great Glen Allen Cupcake Challenge
Glen Allen Library
Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 pm
Can you craft a winning cupcake? We'll provide the supplies and it's up to you to bring the creativity to this cupcake challenge! A limited number of supplies will be provided, so be prepared to share or work as a group.
Thursday, December 19, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Drop in to design and build your own gingerbread house. What a sweet winter decoration!
Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 am
Join us as we create a craft related to our storytime theme or letter of the day! Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child’s natural curiosity.
Custom Snow Globes for Tweens
Tuesday, December 3, 4:00 pm
It feels like winter outside so we are making snow globes! Create your very own to take home with a simple but highly customizable craft. A collection of craft books will be on hand for browsing to inspire more creativity! Supplies will be provided.
Teen Art Studio: Holiday Edition
Libbie Mill Library
Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Drop by Teen Art Studio for some fun, hands-on creativity! This month we are making a variety of hand-crafted items that will be perfect for holiday gifts. All artistic skill levels are welcome!
Basic Bead Jewelry
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 pm
Combine plain and fancy beads, add jewelry findings, use the right tools, and you’ll have something lovely to keep or gift. We'll provide all the things you need to make earrings, charms and more.
Alcohol Ink Ornaments
Saturday, December 7, 10:30 am
Create a holiday ornament using alcohol inks and glass ball ornaments. Registration is required.