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Christmas crafts delight kids at public library

The creative juices were flowing at the Stettler Public Library last weekend as kids, parents and volunteers gathered for an afternoon

The creative juices were flowing at the Stettler Public Library last weekend as kids, parents and volunteers gathered for an afternoon of Christmas-themed crafts, hot chocolate and fun.

The library hosted Craftapalooza on Saturday, Dec. 6, welcoming guests to try their hands at one of eight different projects.

The selection included paper bag reindeer; kids were invited to design their own antlers by tracing around their hands onto brown construction paper and cutting out the patterns.

Other projects included gumdrop ornaments, gift wrapping and tags, paper plate angels and several different designs for Christmas cards.

Hot chocolate was served, and several students from Rhonda McCulloch’s Danceology studio performed to kick off the afternoon.

Assistant manager Crystal Friars said the library has run similar events like this for the past five or six years.

Program manager Darlene Philpot said she had enough craft supplies for 100 kids, adding that a crew of seven volunteers were helping to keep the event running smoothly until 4 p.m., “or until all the crafts are gone.”

For more information on upcoming library events, visit www.spl.prl.ab.ca or see Crystal Friars’ column elsewhere in this issue.