Grab and Go Crafts for Kids

Pick up a Grab and Go Craft every week at your San Anselmo Public Library! Bags will be available for pick up on a first-come, first-served basis during our Curbside hours in the Town Council Chambers lobby. There will be a new craft every week for ages 5-10. One bag per child please.

This Week's Craft (February 22-26)

Imagination Tree

Trees are blooming in your neighborhood! Pick up a tree template and tissue paper and create your own blooming Imagination Tree of colorful leaves and blossoms. 

Imagination Tree

Past Crafts:  

Grab and Go 1

Week 1 (September 14-September 18): 
Make your own comic book. 

2 Owl Puppet

Week 2 (September 21-September 25):
Paper Bag Owl Puppet

Color owl parts, cut them out, glue them on to the paper bag and make an owl puppet! 

3 popsicle stick puzzle

Week 3 (September 28-October 2):
Popsicle Stick Puzzle

Materials included: 10 popsicle sticks

Materials needed: Markers and tape


  1. Tape all popsicles sticks together using tape
  2. Flip taped popsicle sticks over and draw a picture or color pattern
  3. Take tape off and mix up the sticks. Try to put the puzzle back together! 
Grab and Go 4

Week 4 (October 5-October 9)
Catapult Craft

Make your own catapult and see how far it goes! All materials will be provided. 

Grab and Go 5

Week 5 (October 12-October 16)
Straw Rockets

Make a colorful straw rocket and see it take off! We will provide the materials -- you provide the fun!

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Week 6 (October 19-October 23)
Paper Bag Sea Otter Puppet

Color and create an adorable sea otter with baby sea otter puppet this week with our Grab and Go Crafts for Kids! We will provide the puppet template and bag -- kids and their adults should have markers, glue, and scissors on hand to finish their puppets.  

grab and go craft 7

Week 7 (October 26-October 30)
Flying Bat Rockets

Trick or treat! Create a Flying Bat Rocket this week -- give a puff of air and watch them fly! 

Grab and Go 8

Week of November 2-November 6
Gratitude Chain

Make a wonderful decoration for Thanksgiving with this Gratitude Chain craft! Write what you are thankful for on each line, cut out each strip, and fasten them into a chain. 

grab and go week 9

Week of November 9-November 13
Scarecrow Craft

Build your own scarecrow this week! Color and cut the scarecrow template and tape or glue him together. 

10 hedgehog

Week of November 16-20
Hedgehog Craft

Make an adorable hedgehog with fall leaves!

winter bookmark

Week of November 23-25
Winter Songbird Bookmark

Create your own Winter Songbird Bookmark and use it while reading a good book in the cold months.

winter window ornament

Week of November 30- Dec 4         

Winter Window Ornament

Create an ornament using tissue paper, contact paper and a pipe cleaner to hang from.

dreidel image

Week of December 7- 11 


Color the dreidel template and cut out and make your own dreidel and play using the game instructions.

wood slice ornament ideas pretty

Week of December 14-18 

Wood Slice Ornament

Decorate your very own wood slice!

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Week of January 4-8

New Year's Resolutions

Use the template and craft sticks to create your 2021 Resolutions and hang them somewhere you will see them so you will not forget about them!

Mitten craft

Week of January 11-15

Mitten  Craft

Cut out a mitten and all the animals then let the animals crawl in to stay warm! Inspired by Jan Brett's The Mitten.

photo leaf mask cropped

January 19- 22

 Create a Nature Superhero Mask 

Go on a nature hunt & gather leaves, lichen, moss, or any nature treasures to create your mask! See how to make them here.

groundhog coffee cropped

Week of January 25-29

Create a groundhog Shadow Puppet

Groundhog Template and craft stick included. Materials needed are scissors, tape and sun or a flashight! Watch how to make them here.

bubble wand

Week of February 1-5

Bubble Wands! 

We will provide the pipe cleaners and you will need a little bit of dish soap, water, and a bowl to mix them together. Watch how to make them here 


Week of February 8-12

Hedgehog Valentine 
Need a valentine for a special someone? Pick up a hedgehog template with googly eyes and a pom pom nose and make a cute spiny valentine. Click  here for the how to video.
Ox Picture

Week of February 16-19

Year of the Ox Paper Bag Puppet

Many cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 12 this year. Each year is represented by a Chinese zodiac animal and 2021 is the Year of the Ox. In honor of Lunar New Year, this week's Grab and Go Craft is to make your own Ox paper bag puppet!