DIY Discovery

Looking for a craft project for your kids? We have a variety of craft bags still available and ready to pick up.
 
Call 715-839-5007 and arrange a drive-through pickup with our holds pickup service, or pick up a craft bag in-person pickup when you visit the library for a browsing appointment.

Past featured DIY Discovery projects

These past featured projects are still available online, and craft bags may still be available for pickup. Please call 715-839-5007 for more info.

Marionette Making
–Make with supplies from around your home, or contact us to see if craft bags are still available.

Create a marionette with materials from home or provided by the library.

  • Download instructions, including a materials list, here:
  • Optional: Request a program bag with instructions and materials from Youth Services; call 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to find out more.

Marionette Making

Time Capsule Journals
–Make with supplies from around your home, or contact us to see if craft bags are still available.

  • Use our custom-designed journal to capture the story of your 2020 summer.
  • Instructions:
    • Help your school-age child capture their most memorable moments this summer with our Time Capsule Journal. Encourage your child to record their thoughts, goals, and favorite memories as they lived them during the summer of 2020.
    • Store the completed journal in a safe place, and return to it and reminisce with your child in the future.
  • Download a copy of the journal template here:
  • Optional: Request a program bag with instructions and materials from Youth Services; call 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to find out more.

Storm the Castle
–Make with supplies from around your home, or contact us to see if craft bags are still available.

  • Make a catapult from simple materials, and test your skills in fun accuracy challenges.
  • Download instructions, including a materials list, here
  • Optional: Request a program bag with instructions and materials from Youth Services; call 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to find out more.

Storm the Castle

Create a Book Cover
–Make with supplies from around your home, or contact us to see if craft bags are still available.

  • If you wrote a book about your life, what would the cover look like? Gain inspiration about hand lettering, and drawing people and characters, and then design your own book cover.
  • View instructions and printables here.
  • Optional: Request a program bag with instructions and materials from Youth Services; call 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to find out more.

Book Munchers
July 13-19

  • Create your own monster Book Muncher origami bookmark.
  • View instructions here.
  • Optional: Request a program bag with instructions and materials from Youth Services; call 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to find out more.
  • Watch Alisha demonstrate this project here.

You’ve Got Mail
July 20- 26

Dog Man Doggie Bags
July 27- August 2

  • Calling all Supa-buddies! Celebrate your favorite graphic novel hero. Find out which Dog Man character you are, learn to draw one of your favorite character, and much more.
  • Instructions coming soon.
  • Optional: Request a program bag with instructions and materials from Youth Services; call 715-839-5007 or email ysstaff@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to find out more.
  • BONUS Virtual Meet-Ups: July 28 & July 30 @ 4 pm.
    • Gather with other Dog Man fans for a virtual meet-up. Test your knowledge with Dog Man trivia, play some Dog Man games, and more.
    • Grades 1-3 (Fall 2020): Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 4:00 pm
    • Grades 4-5 (Fall 2020): Thursday, July 30, 2020. 4:00 pm
    • We recommend participants print or pick-up materials before the program.
    • All participants will need a device to access Zoom videoconferencing and internet connection.

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