Creativity
Easy to find. Easy to share.

20yearlogoFeeling inspired to try something new?
Let us show you ways to express yourself through art, whether or not you’ve tried it before. We’ve made it easy for you, your family and friends to engage in art activities and have creative fun. You’ll discover how easy it is, and gain confidence that you can create anything you want. Come let your inner artist play.

NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY is
Saturday November 11, 2017
Celebrating the power of play. 

With a long weekend coming up, we’ve got some fun, free things for kids to do. Our Studio is OPEN for walk-in activities at all other times.

Starting Thursday, we’re hosting 4 interactive 
TOY MAKER LABS for boys and girls age 7 and older
Each activity takes 20-30 minutes. and kids will leave with something they’ve made plus a giveaway and a chance to win a prize. Please note that only kids who are old enough to work independently can be seated. If you need to bring a younger child with you, we will have something for them to play with while they wait with you on the side.

Mobius
THURSDAY, NOV 9, 6-7 PM CHAIN MAILLE
Chain maille started out as protective clothing for knights, but now is a way to make bracelets, necklaces and other items with metal loops. Join us this evening to learn how to make a mobius charm to use as a keychain or zipper pull. Enter to win a Linkt jewelry kit with enough materials to share with your friends.

Tinker
FRIDAY, NOV 10, 6-7 PM TINKER TIME CHALLENGE
What can you make with these fun and strange materials? Figure it out and enter to win a Tinker box for yourself with enough materials to share with a friend.

Puppet TheaterSATURDAY, NOV 11, 10:30-NOON
this one’s for kids of all ages 

(7 and younger with adult help)CEREAL BOX PUPPET THEATER

Learn how to turn a cereal box into a puppet theater with local inventor Holly Capski of Mac & Craft. Bring your own empty box or use one of ours. Families are also encouraged to bring a new, unopened box of cereal to donate to the Arlington Food Pantry.

Putty
SATURDAY, NOV 11, 6-7 PM 
PUTTY WORLD
Everyone’s crazy about Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty! Make your own putty concoction with color and sparkle. Name your invention, and enter to win a Big Handful of your favorite putty.

 

Circles of Color: Gatherings to Promote Social Justice

How it works:

Join one of our gatherings or schedule your own group of friends. We provide materials and instruction for creating beautiful felt circle ornaments, symbols of unity in diversity. The ornaments will be sold and the proceeds will go to social justice groups that work to support and protect the rights of immigrants, women, youth, families, and the environment. These make wonderful, meaningful gifts for family and friends.

First Gatherings: Nov 6th and Nov 13th, 6 PM

Learn more about our special workshops. 
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