Maker Break

Spring Maker Break 2018

Fun activities for kids over Spring Break, April 2-6, 2018! Free! Registration required for some events.


Cookies & Canvas (registration required)

In this instructor led art class, kids will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful, canvas painting.


Afoutayi Haitian Dance

Participate in the art of Haitian Dance and storytelling, along with sampling some tastes and art of the culture. 

  • Arlington Hills, April 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sun Ray, April 4, 4-5 p.m.
  • Rice Street, April 5, 3-4 p.m.

Winter Sowing with Frogtown Farms

Winter sowing uses recyclable plastic containers like milk jugs, lettuce containers, and taller plastic food containers (bring your own if you can).

  • Rondo, April 3, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Spring Roll Making (registration required)

Kids will join Union Kitchen’s Yia Vang in making 2-3 different lettuce wraps/spring rolls with different veggies inside. Locally grown produce will be sourced from The Good Acre.


Bee Real. Bee Everywhere.

Katie Black from MN Natural Resources will offer bee pollination education activities, which is part of St. Paul Public Art’s project “Bee Real, Bee Everywhere”.

  • Saint Anthony Park, April 4, 1 p.m.

Patterns in Cloth (registration required)

Learn traditional West African patterns to create beautiful textiles working with an artist. Learn how to design and print your own adinkrah symbols and create a piece of wearable art or decorative table runner. 


Japanese Folk Art (registration required)

Explore the customs and traditions of Japanese culture, and learn how to make origami, create your own Japanese lantern, taste different foods, dress in a kimono or obi, and perform several Japanese dances.

This series was made possible by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.