Craft at Home with CBCPL

Browse the links below for some simple, family-friendly crafts you can do at home!
We would love to see photos of your finished creations —
tag us on social media or use the hashtag #CBCPLcraftathome.

String Exploration Kit

July 16th, 2020|

String Exploration Kit Available starting July 15 (while supplies last)! Make a Mini Zipline, a Balloon Race, and a Paper Spinner! Request to have a kit delivered with materials and instructions for several [Read more]

  • Photo of finished paper airplane

Paper Airplane

July 15th, 2020|

Follow these steps to fold your own paper airplane, and you'll send it gliding in no time. Materials needed: Download and print out our template on this page, or use any 8.5-by-11-inch sheet [Read more]

  • Supplies for Making Zines

Announcing the Benton County Quaranzine!

May 16th, 2020|

Click here to read the Quaranzine online. Image by Christina Tran About the Benton County Quaranzine: The Benton County (Oregon) Quaranzine is a collection of submissions from area residents. Submissions could focus [Read more]

  • Finished butterflies

Coffee Filter Butterfly

May 12th, 2020|

Here are two tutorials for creating watercolor butterflies from round, basket-style coffee filters. One uses a spray bottle, and one uses capillary action. Both are lots of fun! Gather [Read more]

  • Seedlings in ground

DIY Seed Tape

May 1st, 2020|

Are you planting a garden this spring? Sometimes it can be tricky to plant tiny seeds with the right spacing, but if you make this DIY seed tape, it will be much easier! [Read more]

  • A is for apple

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

April 30th, 2020|

Try an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt! Instructions: Find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet around your house, and make a list or draw what you find for each letter. Suggestions: You [Read more]

  • Decorated and filled basket

Paper Baskets for Spring Flowers

April 30th, 2020|

Try making these simple baskets! They use just one piece of paper, and are perfect for holding flowers, as long as you line the basket with something waterproof! Gather [Read more]

  • Example of decorated cardboard marble run

Build Your Own Marble Run

April 23rd, 2020|

Building a marble run is not only lots of fun, it is a great way for kids to show their creativity and practice their problem-solving skills, while learning about gravity and momentum! Gather [Read more]