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Maker, Arts, and Culture

MAKER, ARTS, AND CULTURE

MAKER KITS

Kits that contain fun (and occasionally zany), hands-on activities!

SPPL is dedicated to supporting the lifelong learning of our patrons, and these kits allow patrons to learn new skills and potentially discover new passions.

Each Maker Kit contains all the materials to do an activity - equipment, books, supplies, suggested activities, tips, and resources.

EXPLORE

Explore Maker, Arts, and Culture resources

smARTpass Reimagined

Showcasing eight arts and culture partners during September and October -- your opportunity to experience a variety of programs at home.

Urban Roots DIY Container Garden Kit: Week 6

Our final week! Jaclyne is giving us some tips on how to plant throughout the year, and yes, we're discussing the radishes.

Urban Roots DIY Container Garden Kit: Week 5

Jaclyne and Shawn are showing us how to thin out the cilantro, and giving us some culinary ideas for this umbellifer.

Urban Roots DIY Container Garden Kit: Week 4

This week, we're fitting our tomatoes with a new cage, doing some sprout maintenance, and a feeding them a helping of turkey manure!

New Maker Kits!

Since the library can’t do maker/craft programs in person right now, we are bringing the programs to you in the form of new maker kits.

DIY Plushies

Barbara's showing us how to make kawaii plushies for our favorite fandoms -- what's yours? Plushie Template

VIRTUAL LIBRARY COMIC CONVENTION COSPLAY RUNWAY

Saint Paul Public Library is having a virtual cosplay runway in August.

Urban Roots DIY Container Garden Kit: Week 3

This week, our basil gets its first haircut! Jaclyne with Urban Roots also teaches us new gardening skills like how to thin our radishes.

CreaTalk: Talking Art with Z

Today AJ talks with Createch mentor, Z to see what they have planned for Createch at home, and how they are bringing the art to you.

Urban Roots DIY Container Garden Kit: Week 1

DIY Container Garden Kit Video #1: How to plant all our different plants and seeds, as well as how to start our Gardening Journal.

Art with Z: Drawing Outside with Crayons

Z will walk you through their process of drawing outside with crayons. Tag us @createchsppl so we can see what you create.

DIY Washi Tape

Here's how to create your own washi tape using paper, markers, and masking tape.

The Pandemic Depression Zine Compilation

"Not Just the Economy but Also the Mind" -- from the Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP)

DIY Patches to Make and Wear

Add personal and meaningful art to our wardrobe with DIY patches. All you need is some fabric, Sharpies, and some Elmer's glue!

Art with Z: Drawing from Nature with Crayons

Get outside and find something interesting in your neighborhood to draw. Z will show you their process for drawing outside.
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