Purls of Wisdom

Craft Projects for Kids on Snowy Days

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Snow Day Crafts For KidsIt's no secret that when a snow day arrives for your children there is an inevitable question of, "What can my child do today?" Of course there are the regular answers like go sledding or build an "Olaf" but we're here today to suggest some cool crafts your children can try out at home with just a few supplies you are likely to find around the house. No supplies on hand? Not to fear, story time is hear! Gather your children around your iPad or phone and listen to a tale of The Mitten which is sure to delight!


We've pulled some projects from our archives and included the videos for these projects right on this page so you don't have to go far to get crafty with your children!



We want to hear from you! What do you do to entertain your children on a snow day? Post below in the comments and we'll pick one winner to send a grab bag of craft supplies to! Please include an email so we can contact you! 


Felt Mustache


Finger Knit Scarf


Lucet Weaving



Straw Weaving


And in the event that you have no supplies for crafting here is a story to warm your hearts on this chilly snowy day


The Mitten

Tags: crafts, activities, Snow Day

Summer Camp is Here at The Handwork Studio!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Summer Camp Opens (1)



It's with great excitement that we share with you our Summer 2015 schedule and announce that our registration is open for many of our locations.

We know as summer creeps closer that many parents like you are trying to schedule their child's activities during the months schools are closed. We are grateful to be a consideration for you and wanted to share a few notes about our summer camps that we thought you might find useful.


1. Craft your child's summer! Our camps are built almost entirely on weekly sessions. This means you can choose as little or as many weeks as the program is offered in your area. This make scheduling your child's summer that much easier. Our only minimum is that there be a full 1-week commitment! It's that simple.


2. BYOH - Bring your own hands! Your child only needs a few things for our camps - an open mind, a set of hands, a lunch and a snack. We've got everything else covered for you and them. Your child doesn't need any previous experience because we've hired trained artists and educators that have extensive knowledge on how to teach these crafting skills to children.


3. Do you need extended day care? Many of the schools and partnerships that host our programming offer these services so that your children have a safe and fun place to hang out while you wrap up your day. Each location page will indicate if extended day care is offered.


4. Did someone say discount? We're currently offering a 20% discount on any Full Day registration paid in full at any of our 14 selected locations. Pick your location, find a program and check out before February 15th. We're happy to help you save!


5. Payment options are back! Spreading your child's camp registration fee over a few months can be relieving! We've got you covered with payment options. Simply choose this option when checking out on our registration site and your card will be charged the initial $100 deposit and the other payments will be spread out evenly moving forward. It's automatic and it's easy! Please note that Full Day Programs are currently discounted and not available for payment plans until February 16th. If you have questions, please call the studio or contact us.

Here's to warmer weather and crafty good times just a few months away!

Tags: Summer Camp, camp