West Seattle Blog… | Craft time for kids at the Log House Museum


April 16, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.




61st SW & SW Stevens
West of Seattle

Before the days of Pinterest and the internet, kids and families still found ways to spend time together doing crafts. Travel back in time over 100 years at the Log House Museum on Saturday April 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., for the opportunity to create your own historical creations. With multiple stations and opportunities to take home your masterpiece, this program is perfect for young children to try their hand at crafting, or for older children to reconnect with almost forgotten. No registration required, no appointment required.

Together we will discover the thaumatropes, dating back to 1826, this ‘Wonder Turner’ uses images and a few quick spins to uncover the concept of persistence of vision and merge two images into one. We will explore sewing, one of the most popular hobbies in history, sewing was practical and essential for every household. All ages can safely learn to sew and create fun designs while learning this useful skill. We are going to create clothespin dolls. Before Barbies and Bratz, dolls were created with what was in the house. Make a clothespin doll and build a playmate truly of your own creation. For older children, we will create an eye of God. Many cultures believed that spiritual bonds could be made by matching specific colors of yarn and wrapping them together. Learn the history of this meaningful craft and try to connect to the past.

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