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Halloween Workshops!

I can’t believe that Halloween is actually here. We have had such a great time creating Halloween costumes during Let’s Go Crafting’s Halloween Workshops!!

This student decided to make something for her little brother. A cute little pig romper. How sweet is that?!!

All of these are original ideas! A shark cape - you have to LOVE those teeth and the cute ribbon!

The minion costume pattern was drafted from an old t-shirt as was the yellow skittles costume. Talk about getting a perfect fit! Making clothes from clothes you already own is such a great skill to have!

Four full body suit costumes! Lots of work, but boy did it pay off!

Then we have Totoro - a costume thought up by this student and created here at Let’s Go Crafting!

The panda hoodie is so cute! As is the sushi hat! All original ideas thought up by these students. I really LOVE helping to bring ideas to fruition!!!

Donation Workshops

Donation workshops have become an important part of Let’s Go Crafting offerings. Every month we hold a workshop where children ages 2nd grade through high school come and make things that are donated to local organizations. Donation workshops are completely free. All skills levels are welcome, all supplies are included and light snacks are provided.

This month, on Saturday, August 31st from 9:00am-12:00pm, we are sewing quilt tops (I will finish the quilts) to donate to the Veterans Administration in Palo Alto.

Past donation workshops have focused on making cat/dog beds for Pets In Need in Palo Alto,

and making tote bags that were filled with all kinds of goodies such as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, tooth paste, floss, soap etc to benefit Downtown Streets Team in Palo Alto.

It is so rewarding to be offering donation workshops. This community means so much to me and it’s just feels right to be giving back and helping our youth of today to do the same. Have your kids join us in August or another time in the future. We have a great time!

Camp Fun!

We always have such a great time in camp!!!

We make sure that each student learns the skills they need to create and finish the projects they dream. Some students made hats with the circle loom.

Other students sewed and made pin cushions and pillows. Students can choose to move across different disciplines as the mood strikes them.

Students wove on rigid heddle looms and frame looms. They made bags with zippers and straps in all shapes and sizes.

Just look at all those fun “pets”!! Notice the added zippers and keychain rings! Those additions are completely new ideas from the students for their pets.

As you can probably tell, our students are simply amazing using their new skills and I can only imagine how far they will take their projects.