Take & Make Crafts

Missing Anne's Make & Take crafts? We've got you covered! Pick up a craft that you can complete at home, with tools, materials, and instructions.

Questions? Call us at 860-828-7126 or email Anne at ahenriques@berlinpeck.org.

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Current Crafts

These Take & Make kits available for curbside pickup while supplies last.

Request a kit online or call 860-828-7126.

Paper Bag Basket

Turn an ordinary grocery bag into a rustic, hand-woven basket, perfect for holding small items or a special gift for a loved one.

Take it to the next level by adding book page flower accents using Anne’s Rolled Paper Roses video tutorial!

Included in Kit:

  • paper grocery bag (1)
  • book pages (5)
  • quilling pen (1)—MUST BE RETURNED TO LIBRARY

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • scissors
  • hot glue gun or craft glue
  • ruler or yardstick
  • clothespins (optional)

Instruction Video Request Kit

Request a kit online or call 860-828-7126.

 

Watercolor Process Art

What is process art? Simply put, it’s creating art for the sake of the process of creating rather than to achieve a specific result. For this project, you’re not necessarily trying to create a specific picture (unless you’re already a great artist/watercolorist). Use the supplies to play around with watercolors and see what happens!

Included in Kit:

  • watercolor paper (2)
  • liquid watercolors (6)
  • paintbrushes (3)—MUST BE RETURNED TO LIBRARY

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • salt (table, sea, kosher, etc)
  • water
  • cup
  • white or clear Glue (optional)

Instructions Request Kit

 

Folded Paper Cranes

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library invites all our friends in Berlin and beyond to join us for Berlin and the Thousand Paper Cranes, a town-wide project of making 1,000 paper cranes. You may donate these for display at the library, keep them, or give them to others in the community.

Included in Kit:

  • decorative origami paper

Instruction Video Simplified Instruction Video Request Kit

 

Danish Woven Hearts

Create a decorative heart with woven paper. Part of the Hearts for Heroes display in June 2020.

Included in Kit:

  • cardstock templates for 5 woven hearts

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • white or craft glue
  • scissors

Instruction Video Template Request Kit

 

 

Past Crafts

We’re no longer providing materials for these crafts, but you can still access instructions, videos, templates, and supply lists.

Pinecone Succulents

Create beautiful, realistic succulent plants out of pine cones!

Suggested supplies:

  • pinecones – whole/half (about 5)
  • acrylic paint
  • spanish moss
  • floral foam
  • paintbrushes
  • any sort of box or other container
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks OR craft glue
  • paper towels
  • paper plate (for paint mixing)
  • cup for washing brushes
  • sharp knife

Instructions

 

Quilled Heart

Create a decorative heart using strips of paper.

Suggested supplies:

  • 5”x5” white cardstock base (1)
  • 11” x ¼” white cardstock strips (2)
  • quilling paper, assorted colors (12)
  • quilling pen
  • white or craft glue
  • scissors
  • ruler or bone folder
  • tweezers
  • toothpick or small paint brush
  • paper/plastic plate

Instruction Video