Welcome to CreateSpace!

Arts and crafts supplies.

 

Recently, all kinds of MakerSpaces have been popping up in libraries nationwide. Our library district currently offers a variety of MakerSpace programming, including TinkerSpace and AnimationSpace, and we will be adding a new series called CreateSpace in January! CreateSpace will be held at the Millhopper Branch Library on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. We have a great collection of 3-D printing technology, jewelry, crochet and knitting kits, spinning art kits, and other freeform art supplies to create these spaces in our libraries. CreateSpace will take place regularly on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Kids and teens are invited to explore a variety of creative media and techniques. At CreateSpace, there is no right or wrong way to create--we just ask that you take care of the material and are courteous to other explorers.

This spring we will meet on the following dates and times. Registration will open up for each event on the first of the month.

 

Recycled Cardboard Rockets: Wednesday, January 22 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Meeting Room A, Millhopper Branch Library

This Wednesday we will explore how to use everyday household objects for a fun arts and crafts project - recycled cardboard rockets. Design your rocket however you choose, take them home and blast off into outer space!

 

String Art: Wednesday, February 26 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Teen Room, Millhopper Branch Library

This Wednesday we’ll be making string art cards and decorations to take home. There will be a variety of shapes and colors to choose from and lots of ways to personalize your masterpieces.

 

Shoe Box Foosball: Wednesday, March 25 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Meeting Room A, Millhopper Branch Library

Spring vacation is the perfect time to make a game you can take with you anywhere. Join us this Wednesday in making foosball games out of shoeboxes we decorate!

 

DIY Kinetic Sand: Wednesday, April 22 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Meeting Room A, Millhopper Branch Library

This Wednesday we will be making our own versions of kinetic sand or “moon sand”. Bring your creations home with you and discover all the new, exciting things you can make with them!

 

Salt Painting: Wednesday, May 27 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Meeting Room A, Millhopper Branch Library

Chemistry and art come together in this week’s CreateSpace! We will be exploring how salt reacts with dyes and glue as we make beautiful patterns and pictures. Come see where your imagination takes you!

 

If you are excited about CreateSpace and encouraging creativity in children, browse through these recommended titles and read about what you can do at home!

Play, make, create: a process-art handbook: with over 40 art invitations for kids by Meri Cherry

Collage workshop for kids: rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from the Eric Carle Museum of picture book art by Shannon Merenstein

Read, learn & create. The nature craft book by Clare Beaton

C.R.A.F.T. : creating really awesome free things : 100 seriously fun, super-easy projects for kids by Jamie Dorobek

Awesome edible kids crafts : 75 super-fun all-natural projects for kids to make and eat by Arena Blake