Tag: children

Saint Brigid’s Cross, an Irish Cultural Craft Night

Saint Brigid’s Cross, an Irish Cultural Craft Night

Cultural Craft Night: Saint Brigid’s Cross 2/26, 6:30-7:30pm DIY Studio is excited to announce Cultural Craft Nights, sponsored by Marion Cultural Development Corp. At Cultural Craft Night, we’ll teach arts education, cultural connection, and environmental awareness through making art with reused materials. For those who 

Kids Club DIY Kickoff

Kids Club DIY Kickoff

2/15, 2:00-3:00pm We are kicking off the first DIY.org kids club in Salem Oregon. This exciting opportunity allows children to explore their interests, meet others who share the same passions,  get their hands dirty, and generally be awesome. Visit DIY Studio to learn more about 

After School Special: Valentines

After School Special: Valentines

2/5, 4:00pm-5:30pm It’s always a mad rush to get Valentines ready before the special day…DIY Studio to the rescue! Children 8 and older are invited to create earth-friendly Valentines, learn simple techniques, and put those skills into action to create enough to share with classmates. 

Thank You Cards

Thank You Cards

Jan 5, 4-5:30pm A small thank you goes a long way – especially when it’s hand made and from the heart. We will create thank you cards from reused materials to show our appreciation for gifts received this holiday season or just because. $8 members, 

Clay Day Crafternoon

Clay Day Crafternoon

Bring your kiddos (or simply yourself) and lets create something magical from some lumps of clay! We’ll show you basic clay building (slab, pinch pots, coil pots, score, slip) and build from our imaginations. Make something, take it home if you don’t want it fired, 

Block printing with Stryrofoam

Okay we all know Stryrofoam is bad…super bad. The National Bureau of Standards Center for Fire Research (http://www.highcountryconservation.org/pdf/The%20Facts%20on%20Styrofoam.pdf) found 57 chemical by-products released during the creation of Styrofoam. Yet Stryrofoam is everywhere, so if we get it in the form of packaging, we might as 

AC Gilbert’s Discovery Village- Maker Faire

Sizzlin’ Science: Mini Maker Faire Join DIY Studio, Monday, February 18, 10 a.m.—5 p.m at A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village Maker Faire Explore maker culture through unique demonstrations and activities. The Mini Maker Faire will feature the fields of technology and engineering, and also demonstrate heritage 

Celebrating Each Birthday

Many times our children’s birthday parties do not fall on their actual birthdays. So to make up for this, we like to celebrate actuall birthdays with a couple of traditions. One fun way of us celebrating is covering the birthday boy or girl’s door frame 

Olson Farms Tour

Inspired by my friend Angela, I set up some summer tours for kiddos. And our first tour was a big success. While other families were turned away because of the rain, we got VIP treatment and were lucky enough to have Stuart Olson of Olson 

Chicken Coop De Ville

Our girls are getting bigger and a bit awkward looking.  They went from this to this: They are learning to fly and even fly out of their brooder at night. So now is the time for me to get the coop ready. We’ve decided to 

Fieldtrip with Friends, Fessler Nursery and Bauman’s Farm

Sometimes I’m lucky enough to experience a magical day. I’ve been friends with these ladies since our oldest children attended preschool together, five years now. We each have two children and right now our youngest all go to different schools so it’s wonderful when they 

School Auction, 2nd Grade Class Artwork

I’ve been up to my elbows in projects, not that I’m complaining! The McKinley School auction is this Friday (eek… tomorrow!) and I’m finishing up some last minute details for the second grade class artwork that will be auctioned off.  Remember this project for the 

Kindergarten Classroom Art Project 2

Remember the Kindergarten project that I’ve been working on for the school auction? Check out the progress thus far! And look closely, you’ll see miniature works of art by the children on shrinky dinks that now have been encrusted in mortar. You’ll also see rhinestone 

Ceramic Painting Party

You’d think 15 fourth graders in a studio would be crazy and insane right? Well I have to say I was so very impressed with this bunch of courteous, kind, and helpful girls! Their mommas should feel very proud! One girl, Meg kept asking, “What