Activities, Arts & Crafts

Looking for some activities to keep the little ones entertained or hoping to hone your own skills ? Then this is the page for you.

Many of the staff from Kildare Libraries often incorporate activities, arts and crafts with their storytimes or often as standalone projects. As we were receiving many videos and projects from our staff we decided to create a page just for all these fun activities and hobbies so have a scroll and feel free to click in to any that take your fancy. we would love to see the finished products you can send your pictures in to our Facebook group or even our Instagram page or post a comment here and let us know how you got on.

Activities, Arts & Crafts

A video for an art and craft on how to make a Space Rocket using a kitchen towel roll, kitchen foil and other materials you can find in the home by Betty in Maynooth.

Arts Crafts & Activities- Easy American Style Pancakes

Blog post by Ann Kearney, Athy Library Ingredients Needed:● A regular mug, mixing bowl & a whisk.● Self raising. flour● Milk● 1 egg● 1 tbsp. Sugar● Pinch of salt.● Pan and oil spray/butter Make sure to have an adult with you when cooking for supervision and to help you use hot cooking appliances. Method:● Put… Continue reading Arts Crafts & Activities- Easy American Style Pancakes

Christmas Craft: Hanging reindeer decoration

By Mary, Maynooth Library This is a stitched project. Please refer to the “How to Sew” instructions. Materials :   Cream coloured felt for the body and a little brown felt for the antlers                         Red Embroidery thread                         Ordinary black cotton sewing thread                         2 black beads for the eyes                         Wadding                         Ribbon… Continue reading Christmas Craft: Hanging reindeer decoration

Christmas Crafting : Christmas Stocking Decoration

By Mary, Maynooth Library This craft is suitable for Children who can sew, Young Adults and Adults too. Materials Felt in two contrasting colours e.g. Purple and Yellow. Double strands of Red embroidery thread Ribbon 6 Buttons Also needed – scissors, needles and pins. Method: 1. Cut out two of each of the pattern pieces.… Continue reading Christmas Crafting : Christmas Stocking Decoration

Making a 35cm Christmas Wreath from Baubles

By Catherine Mackey, Naas Community Library #KeepWell in the months ahead. Switching off and having some time to yourself to be creative and do the things you enjoy doing is so important in looking after your mental wellbeing. Items needed · Wire coat hanger Lots of different coloured and different size Christmas baubles (Approximately 60)… Continue reading Making a 35cm Christmas Wreath from Baubles

Knit Some Baby Mittens

By Ann Kearney, Athy Materials needed:25 g double knit for one pair of thumbless mittens35g double knit / for one pair of mittens with thumbsPair of 3.25mm knitting needlesPair of 4mm knitting needles (main needles)Gauge/Tension22sts and 30 rows to 10x10cm (4×4”) square in stocking stitch on 4mmneedles Useful Tip:Please take a little time to knit… Continue reading Knit Some Baby Mittens

Egg Cozies (a short fun project)

— great idea for a thoughtful handmade Christmas Gift, maybe!(make a set of six in contrasting colours) By Ann, Athy Library Skill Level: Super Easy.Size: to fit an average size egg.Materials: DK or 4ply wool, colours of yourchoice. 3.25mm needles. Wool sewing needle.(oh, yes! ..and a fork.)Abbreviationsapprox : ApproximatelyK: knitRS: right sidest(s): stitchesWS: wrong side… Continue reading Egg Cozies (a short fun project)

Party Wreath Craft

Craft by Sheila, Leixlip library You could hang this wreath up for your birthday party or just to brighten up the house. It’s a simple craft and fun to make. What you will need : A wire hanger or a florist wire wreath, Scissors andDifferent colours of crepe paper  Cut stripes of crepe paper about… Continue reading Party Wreath Craft

Stitched Easter Card

Craft supplied by Mary in Maynooth. Materials: Blank Card – Card used in this project is 5.5 inches by 4 inches. Embroidery Thread, Tapestry Needle (rounded tip – no point).  A Larger Needle e.g. a Darning Needle, Scissors, Polystyrene block / (Packaging or layered towel.) Sellotape, Double Sided Tape, Foam Adhesive dots/squares and Glue Stick.… Continue reading Stitched Easter Card