Bring home a fun new project! Sign up from our Library Calendar and pick up a kit through our Parking Lot Pickup service between February 8-19.


Toddler & PreK: Create Your Own Puzzle

Use paint and stamping to create a unique heart-shaped puzzle that can be enjoyed again and again. Register for the February Toddler & PreK Take-and-Make Kit here.

Your kit contains:

  • 1 paint brush
  • 1 sponge with handle
  • 2 sponges (without handles)
  • 3 containers of (different) colored paint
  • 1 heart puzzle


1. Take the puzzle out of the box and place it on a flat surface. (You may want to place some newspaper down first.)

2. Open the paint containers and allow your child to choose which medium(s) they want to use (sponge, sponge with handle or paint brush). Have your child paint the puzzle any way they would like.


3. Once your child has finished painting, allow your puzzle time to dry.

4. Once the puzzle is dry, allow your child to put together their masterpiece puzzle - as many times as they want!

Talking points to consider:

  • Talk to your child about the different colors of paint. Try having them identify each color individually.
  • Have your child make a prediction about what happens when you mix two colors together - and then try it!
  • Ask your child what each color makes them feel.
  • Ask your child to tell you about their painting.
  • Have your child identify something else that is the same color they are using. ("What else is blue?")

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Grades K-2: Pom Pom Picture Frame

Create a colorful picture frame for your favorite photo. Register for the February Grades K-2 Take-and-Make Kit here.

Your kit contains:

  • One bottle of glue
  • One wooden picture frame
  • Pom-poms


1. Decide on a pattern for your picture frame: stripes, color patches, or random-rainbow! If you want, you can use a pencil and ruler to pattern your picture frame before you start.

2. Place small dots of glue on the frame, and press pom-poms down on the glue.

3. Once you're finished, let the frame dry for at least 1 hour.

4. Carefully remove the back panel, add a photo, and display!

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Grades 3-8: Styrofoam Printmaking 

Learn the basics of printmaking and design your own art print with simple materials. Register for the February Grades 3-8 Take-and-Make Kit here.


1. Using the pencil, draw a design onto one of the foam plates. The marks you make with the pencil will show up in white. You will be unable to erase lines.


2. Squeeze some paint onto a tray.

3. Roll the paint onto your foam brayer.


4. Using the brayer, cover your foam plate with paint. Press firmly onto the paint while you use the brayer, this will add more paint to your plate.


5. Place a piece of sulphite paper on top of the paint covered foam plate

6. Press down and rub all over the piece of paper. Try to get all of the corners.

7. Lift the paper up and see your print!


  • As you continue to make prints, you may need to go over the design again with your pencil.
  • If the paint is very light on your print, try adding more paint to your brayer and pressing firmly down on the print as you roll the brayer.
  • If you want more than one color on the print, roll paint on one section of the foam plate, wash the brayer, and then roll paint on another section of the plate.


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Youth Services Librarian Allison