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April 16: Kids Craft Time Machine

Before the days of Pinterest and the internet, children and families were still finding ways to spend time together making DIY crafts. Journey back in time over 100 years at the Log House Museum Saturday, April 16th from 12:00-2:00 PM, for the opportunity to make your own historic creations. Featuring multiple stations and opportunities to take home your masterpiece, this program is perfect for younger kids to try their hand at crafting, or for older kids to reconnect with some nearly forgotten pastimes. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.  

Together, we’ll learn about thaumatropes, dating from 1826, this “wonder turner” uses images and some quick spinning to discover the concept of persistence of vision and meld two pictures into one. We’ll explore sewing, one of the most popular pastimes throughout history, sewing was practical and essential to each household. All ages can safely learn to sew and create fun designs while learning this useful skill. We’ll create clothespin dolls. Before Barbies and Bratz, dolls were created with what was found around the house. Make a clothespin doll and construct a playmate truly of your own creation. For older kids, we’ll create a God’s Eye. Many cultures believed spiritual connections could be made by pairing specific colors of yarn and winding them together. Learn the history behind this meaningful craft and try your hand at connecting to the past.

The Log House Museum is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4pm. Face coverings are still required in the Log House Museum for all visitors age 5 and older regardless of vaccination status.