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Crafty Corner for Kids

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Hi everyone! Ms. Haneen and Ms. Jenni here. Just like many others, we’ve been quarantined and our children are getting restless. Remote learning is just as taxing on them as it is us. Take a breather or two and check out some of these e-books that can help your kiddos pick up a new skill, like learning to sew. If they become really good at it, task them with making an entire outfit (it’s not child labor if they like it, right?).

We especially enjoyed Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape, which features a ton of fun projects to keep the kids busy. Our personal favorites were the DIY Checkerboard (perfect for family game night) and the picture frame and wallet (hello handmade Father’s Days gift!).

Enjoy these eBooks and have fun getting crafty!

Peg Looms and Weaving Sticks by Noreen Crone-Findlay

Ultimate Slime by Alyssa Jagan

Dinosaur Amigurumi by Justyna Kacprzak

Sew It! By Allison Nicoll

Sewing School 2 by Andria Lisle

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects by Sophie Maletsky

The Lego Adventure Book, Volume 1 by Megan H. Rothrock

Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga by Christopher Hart

Kawaii Doodle Cuties by Zainab Khan

Eric Carle, Picture Writer (video available on Hoopla)

Make sure to share your creations with us by tagging #PLYMCAnywhere! We’d love to see what you make.

Haneen works at the Main Library as a Youth Services Librarian. She enjoys reading parenting books (1-2-3 Magic  the latest), binge watching tv series, attempting cooking lessons with her toddler and time spent with her husband!


Jenni Hemphill is the current Assistant Supervisor for the Boardman, Springfield, and Greenford locations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education (K-12) in 2001 and a Master’s of Library and Information Science plus K-12 degree in 2015, both from Kent State University. She taught at the Ohio School for the Deaf for ten years, where she taught all ages, and has been a contract interpreter for the deaf locally.

She started at PLYMC back in 2014 and loves helping patrons, of any age, find their next best read, and going out into the community to schools for off-site programming. She currently runs the ASL Club Program for PLYMC.

Her and her husband have two children, who attend Springfield Local Schools. She loves to read, spend time with family, and trying new things.