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Star Wars Craft – Making Jedi Master Yoda Using Paper

By Aoife, Newbridge library Hello everyone, Aoife from Newbridge library here with a craft to continue the Star Wars Day celebrations. Happy Revenge of the 5th Day. I am going to show you how to make Jedi Master Yoda using paper shapes. Let’s get started!  You will need: One sheet of green paper (for Yoda’s… Continue reading Star Wars Craft – Making Jedi Master Yoda Using Paper

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Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library What you will need: 4 balls of yarn in your choice Circular needles size 4.5 mm 24in (61cm) long How to Make the Blanket: Step 1 - Cast on 5 stitches Step 2 - Row 1 knit Step 3 - Row 2 knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 Step 4 -… Continue reading Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

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Knitted Easter Bunny

By Catherine Hi Everyone, Happy Easter to you all. I was working on this knitted Easter bunny egg cozy for a small chocolate egg and thought it might be a nice Easter knit for this weekend. ‘How to make a bunny egg cozy’ What you need 3: Cast on 4: Knit square Picture 5: Stitch… Continue reading Knitted Easter Bunny

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Easter Egg Paper Decorations

By Aoife, Newbridge Library You will need:  Printable template for Easter eggs (you can find one online) PrinterWhite paper/green paperColouring supplies (coloured markers, coloured pencils, glitter…..whatever you have)ScissorsGlue How to make: This craft starts with a printable Easter egg template. These can be found online from easypeasyandfun.com. *My template has six eggs on it, but it… Continue reading Easter Egg Paper Decorations

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters   Photo by Sudipta Mondal on Pexels.com Saint Patrick’s Day will be virtual this year due to the Level 5 Restrictions but there are still ways to celebrate. This year there is a dedicated http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/ for the Saint Patrick’s Festival with events running from the 12th to the 17th March.… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Recipe: Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Honey

This recipe from Ann in Athy Library is easy to follow at home and makes delicious scones - the perfect accompaniment to tea and a good book, enjoy! Ingredients Needed: 450g of self-raising flour½ tsp salt2 tsp baking powder100 g of butter1 tablsp. honey300ml buttermilk Method: Preheat oven to 220C, Gas Mark 8.In a large… Continue reading Recipe: Delicious Buttermilk Scones with Honey

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Mother’s Day Craft : Jar of Hugs and Hearts.

Sheila from Leixlip Library has a lovely craft for us today which would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift. To make Sheila's craft jar of Hugs and Hearts, you will need: A clean jam jarColoured cardA flowered servietteScissorsGlueA paint brushSome twineSome shredded tissue Paint some glue on the jar. Tear up pieces of the serviette… Continue reading Mother’s Day Craft : Jar of Hugs and Hearts.

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Knit A Springtime Rainbow Cushion

Sheila from Leixlip Library has sent us in a lovely rainbow inspired knit cushion. This knitting recipe would be perfect for those already familiar with knitting and my be a little more difficult for beginners.What you need: Double Knitting wool 1 ball in each of the rainbow colours. Colour codes: 1) Red, 2) Orange, 3)… Continue reading Knit A Springtime Rainbow Cushion

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Art & Craft – Rock Painting

by Craig, Naas Library Today I’m going to be doing some Rock Painting with you, and turning a plain old rock from the garden, into a colourful Ladybird. Rock Painting can be fun for any age group and is something creative that you can do together as a family. First you need to gather your… Continue reading Art & Craft – Rock Painting

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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