CraftNOW Create

Saturday, November 6, 2021

11am – 2pm


Smith Memorial Playground

3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia



Craft steps out of the studio and into the hearts of Philadelphians with CraftNOW Create!

This year Smith Memorial Playground has invited us to host CraftNOW Create outside on their beautiful campus Saturday, November 5 from 10am-1pm. Demonstrations and take-home kits will be set up on their wrap-around porch and immediately in front of the Playhouse.

Up to 100 kids will be accommodated each hour. Demonstrations and take-home kits will allow for safe learning and social distancing. Enjoying the playhouse and playground will also be encouraged!


CraftNOW Create 2021 is funded by the Joseph Robert Foundation


Most projects are ideal for elementary-aged students. Details from our 2021 program are available below.

Plarn Woven Bowl

Put your recycling skills to work and create a woven bowl with yarn made from plastic bags and a paper plate

Upcycled Sculptures

Learn about the importance of sustainability in art-making while creating fun sculptures using recycled materials

Wooden Bead Creatures

Let your imagination loose with just a few beads and a pipe cleaner! Add googly eyes, and you have a new little friend

Group Sculpt

Together we will transform 500 pounds of clay into a fun collaborative sculpture inspired by nature

Nature Screen Printing

Please join FWM educators at Smith Playground where we will build and plant for the future by making plantable seed paper houses!

Mosaic Collages

Cut up glossy images from Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and use the pieces to create your own mosaic

Body of Work

Explore movement and the human body from head to toe with special highlights from the Emma Amos: Color Odyssey

Marbled Paper

Creating marbled paper is easier than it sounds, just look around you for some easy supplies that you may already have in your home 

Soft Coaster Making

Work on laser-cut fabrics to stitch and assemble your own design. Fabric, yarn, and a tapestry needle are provided

CraftNOW Create 2020

At the 2020 CraftNOW Create, 500 take-home kits were put together each containing 7 different activities. The kits were made available for pick up at 16 locations, which included partner galleries, retailers, schools, and community centers.

Read more about CraftNOW Create 2020