CraftNOW Create

Free Supply Pick-up

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Virtual Event

Saturday, November 7, 2020



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

This year organizers are creating 500 take-home kits filled with craft activities! These will be available for pick-up at the locations listed on the map below starting in late October.

On Saturday, November 7th, we will have an online virtual party with instructions from all of our contributors. Together, we will learn how to make monster heads in clay, dragonflies in wood, Swedish holiday gnomes and more.

Activities are presented by the American Swedish Historical Museum, The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, University of the Arts and Wild Hand.

Most projects are ideal for elementary-aged students. 

CraftNOW Create 2020 is sponsored by the Joseph Robert Foundation. 

Holiday Gnome

Learn about Swedish holiday traditions by making your own felt Tomten gnome

Butterflies and Dragonflies

Craft takes flight with these wooden sculptures made in clothespins, wooden sticks, markers and more

Pinch Pot Animal Heads

Discover the basics of hand-building with air-dry clay while making a wild portrait of your favorite animal

Kite Making

Local artist and kite maker Alice Thompson created her print Brick Atmosphere, which will be brought to life through sound, gesture, and play through these kites.

Mini Mosaics

Be inspired by renowned artist Isaiah Zagar and create your own miniature tile

Puppet Building

Put together your own puppet using felt and buttons or build your own unique character with the materials provided.

Felted Soaps

Find a bar of soap and wrap with with the felted material in the kits to create a fun and squishy lather.

American Swedish Historical Museum

The Center for Art in Wood

The Clay Studio

Fabric Worksop and Museum

Wild Hand

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

The Village of Arts and Humanities

East Passyunk Community Center

Bache-Martin Elementary School

Cobbs Creek Recreation Center

James L. Wright Recreation Center

Southeast x Southeast *

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

Wharton Square Recreation Center

Take-Home Kit Sites

Visit these sites during their hours of operation to pick up your free take-home kit filled with craft activities. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis. If you do not have a kit, you can still follow along and learn about using materials found around the home. 

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, 1501 North Germantown Ave, Philadelphia 

American Swedish Historical Center, 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

Bache-Martin Elementary School2201 Brown Street, Philadelphia

The Clay Studio139 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia

The Center for Art in Wood141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia

Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, 280 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia

* East Passyunk Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia

Fabric Workshop and Museum1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Galerie Marie709 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ

InLiquid1400 N American Street, Philadelphia

James L. Wight Recreation Center, 3320 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens1020 South Street, Philadelphia

* Southeast x Southeast – Mural Arts, 2106 South 8th Street, Philadelphia

Village of Arts and Humanities2544 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Wharton Square Recreation Center, 2300 Wharton Street, Philadelphia (October 31st only)

Wild Hand606 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia

 * All kits at these locations have been spoken for