Creativity Time with
The Handwork Studio

Check it out!  We’ve adapted some of our favorite projects to be made with common household items. From upcycling the toilet paper rolls you've been hoarding to spring-themed projects, these activities help kids get creative and resourceful while at home. 

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A Most "Eggs"cellent Project

Monday, April 6th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Make an awesome craft with special guest crafter, Marci from 3DuxDesign!  Learn how to make a real working lever with a little bird that will pop up with a message. When finished you can make a fun video card to send out to put a smile on someone's face.


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Cup Weaving

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • Yarn
  • 1 Paper or plastic cup
  • Marker
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue - craft glue or hot glue will work (with adult supervision)
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Cardboard Picture Frames

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • Downloadable frame template HERE
  • 1 piece of cardboard approximately 11"x15"
  • Hole punch
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue or glue stick will work)
  • Tape
  • Yarn, ribbon or string
  • Any of the following items to color with: markers, colored pencils, crayons
Watch Tutorial
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Make Your Own Journal

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • 1 brown paper grocery bag 8.5"x11" piece of cardboard
  •  5 sheets of printer paper
  • Hole puncher
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue or glue stick will work)
  • Yarn, ribbon or string
  • Any of the following items to color with: markers, colored pencils, crayons
Watch Tutorial
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Hot Air Balloon Spinners

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • Downloadable Hot Air Balloon Template HERE
  • Scissors
  • Print 2 sheets of the downloadable template or have 2 sheets of printer paper on hand.
  • 1 toilet paper or paper towel tube
  • Glue (craft glue or hot glue will work)
  • Yarn or string
  • Any of the following items to color with: markers, colored pencils, crayons
Watch Tutorial
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DIY Dream Catcher

Monday, March 30th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Cardboard - at least 1, 8"x8" piece 
Download Dream Catcher Template HERE
Hole puncher or something pointy to poke through the cardboard
Yarn (various colors)
Any one of the following: markers, colored pencils or crayons
Optional embellishments: beads, feathers, sequens, etc.

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No-Sew Sock Stuffie

Friday, March 27th, 2020 10:00AM EST
Turn your socks into a fun friend!
  • 1 sock
  • Cotton balls or plastic bags
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Either will work: Yarn or small rubber bands
  • Markers
  • Optional: felt
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Garbage Bag Kite

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • 1 Garbage Bag or large plastic shopping bag
  • Scissors
  • Any of the following string:

    acrylic yarn, cotton crochet string, fishing line

  • Any of the following sticks approximately 1, 14" and 1, 10": skewers (2 sticks total): dowels, chopsticks, relatively straight sticks from outside

  • Ruler
  • Writing Utensil
  • Tape preferred but glue will work
  • Cardboard (an old box will work well)
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Pom-Pom Palooza

March 18th, 2020 10:00AM EST

A resourceful way to do one of our all-time favorite techniques!

One or all of the following:
Cardboard at least 5”x5” the bigger the better
5+ yards of Yarn or some sort of length of string

Optional Items:
Rubber band
Buttons, beads, googly eyes

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No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Give an old t-shirt new life!

  • Scissors
  • T-Shirt
  • Marker -something to write with
  • Piece of paper
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Welcome Spring!

March 19th, 2020 10:00AM EST
Let's celebrate the first day of spring together!

  • brown paper bags - grocery bags
  • Sheet of 8.5”x11” printer paper or a ruler
  • markers or anything to color with
  • scissors
  • tape or glue
  • any of the following: pencils, straws, sticks
  • any of the following: a plastic or paper cup, can (without sharp edges)
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March 20th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Ready to make your own kumhimo board? This is one of our all time favorite techniques that keeps kids and adults relaxed and focused.

  • Kumihimo Printout
  • Cardboard or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • String - any of the following options will work: embroidery/friendship bracelet floss, yarn, twine, plastic lanyard lace, get creative! (nothing too thick, rope will most likely not work)
  • Optional: beads and buttons
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Tic Tac Toe Show

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 10:00AM EST
  • any of the following will work: 4 sticks (you can source them from outside just make sure they are fairly straight) all about the same size, chopsticks, dowels, straws.
  • any of the following will work for string: embroidery floss, twine, pipe cleaners
  • any of the following with work: card board or paper
  • something to write with
  • scissors
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Straw Weaving

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Get resourceful with this crafty technique.

  • 3-5 straws
  • Tape- masking, painters or scotch tape 
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
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Lucky Launcher

March 17th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Get in the spirit with a St. Patrick's Day project! 

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TP Tube Tutorial

March 16th, 2020 10:00AM EST

Turn your TP Tubes into a wonder-knitting machine! 

  • Toilet paper tube or paper towel tube 
  • Scissors
  • Writing utensil
  • 1yd+ of yarn or string (cut up plastic bags)
  • 5 popsicle sticks (straws, pencils)
  • tape, hot glue or rubber bands

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