Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Event Idea: Kids Craft Event

Our participants are always looking for new ways to celebrate American Craft Week this year. Here's a great way to get your community involved...

Plan a simple, kid friendly craft. Parents can shop while the kids are crafting. These kids are the craft artists, colletors, retailers and buyers of the future. Get them excited about American Craft now!

During ACW 2012, Maddi's Gallery in Charlotte, NC had two events just for kids. In one, a local art instructor led kids in making a vase from air-dry clay over glass. They used the millifiori technique, making rolled canes of clay, then slicing them and joining the slices over the glass.

Do you have a gallery specializing in glass? How about having the kids do a "Chihuly-Inspired" melted cup project?  Then they can take home their very own colorful masterpiece!

For other ideas, check out our Kid's Craft Ideas board on Pinterest.

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