Here you'll find links for lots of literature-based and seasonal crafts. A suggested picture book has been paired with each craft and is available to order through the CW/MARS network. Other Grab & Go crafts are available weekly in our Children's Area, while supplies last. Contact the library if you need any help at 508-529-6272, or Children's & Young Adult Librarian, Lee Ann Murphy, at  

December 2021


Craft: Paper Bag Gingerbread House 

Book: Hansel and Gretel: a favorite story in rhythm and rhyme by Nadia Higgins


Craft: Toilet Paper Tube Rockhopper Penguin

Book: Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters! By Marikka Tamura


Craft: Paper Strip Mittens

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George


Craft: Paper Bag Snowy Owl

Book: Little Owl’s Snow by Divya Srinivasan

November 2021


Craft: Cut and Paste Cornucopia

Book: Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

Craft: Cut and Paste Turkey

Book: We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell


Craft: Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie

Book: Peyton PIcks the Perfect Pie by Jack Bishop


Craft: Mosaic Paper Acorns

Book: Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer


October 2021


Craft: Autumn Scarecrow 

Book: The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

Craft: Leaf Lion

Book: Oak Leaf by John Sandford

Craft: Shape Fire Truck

Book: Flashing Fire Engines by Tony Mitton

Craft: 3D Paper Pumpkins

Book: How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor


September 2021


Craft: Colorful Dot Dog Craft

Book: Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Craft: Best Friends Craft

Book: How to Spot a Best Friend by Bea Birdsong

Craft: School Bus Craft

Book: The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler

Craft: Sleepy Fall Bear Craft

Book: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! by Maureen Wright

Craft: Leaf Sticker Hedgehog

Book: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Craft: Q-Tip Fall Tree Painting

Book: Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland



August 2021



Craft: Tissue Paper Sunflower

Book: Sunflower House by Eve Bunting

Craft: Paper Bee Craft

Book: Kaia and the Bees by Maribeth Boelts

Craft: Paper Seashell Craft

Book: Seashells - More Than a Home by Melissa Stewart

Craft: Paper Bicycle Craft

Book: Bicycle Book by Gail Gibbons


July 2021


Craft: Patriotic Shooting Star

Book: Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong


Craft: Paper Plate Watermelon Slice

Book: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli


Craft: Ice Cream Printable Craft

Book: Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by Margret & H.A. Rey


Craft: Fingerprint Dandelion

Book: Little Dandelion Seeds the World by Julia Richardson

June 2021

Craft: Paper Fishbowl

Book: Not Norman by Kelly Bennett


Craft: Hot Air Balloon Template

Book: The Noon Balloon by Margaret Wise Brown


Craft: Summer Sailboat Template

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Boat by Steve Goetz


Craft: Paper Sun Craft

Book: Sun by Sam Usher

May 2021

Craft:  Bird Mobile Template

Book:  Ruby's Birds by Mya Thompson


Craft:  Ladybug Paper Bag Printable

Book: The Bug Book by Sue Fliess


Craft:  Fingerpaint Rainbow Template

Book: A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman


Craft:  Butterfly Mobile Template

Book: Glasswings - A Butterfly's Story by Elisa Kleven

April 2021

Craft:  Rainy Day Umbrella Craft

Book: Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld


Craft: Folded Umbrella Template

Book: Soaked! by Abi Cushman


Craft: Create Your Own Flower Template

Book: The Empty Pot by Demi


Craft: Bug Jar Printable

Book: Lucy's Light by Jo Rooks

March 2021

Craft: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint Cards  

Book: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss 


Craft:  Lion & Lamb Puppet Template

Book:  In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer


Craft: 3D Paper Kite

Book: Kite Flying by Grace Lin


Craft: Doodle Cubes

Book: Boxitects by Kim Smith


Activity: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Book: Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber

February 2021

Craft: Love Butterfly

Book: This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins


Craft: Kindness Cloud Rainbow

Book: Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller


Craft:  Paper Strip Cardinal

Book: Snow Birds by Kirsten Hall


Craft: Paper Bag Crocodile Puppet

Book: Alan's Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis

January 2021

Craft: Color and Cut Snowflakes 

Book: Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper


Craft: Build a Snowman 

Book: Snowballs by Lois Ehlert


Craft: Winter Bookmarks 

Book: One Snowy Day by Diana Murray 


Craft: Winter Clothes Coloring Page 

Book: A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert 

December 2020

Craft: Paper Gingerbread House                                                                  

Book: Hansel and Gretel by Nadia Higgins


Craft: Winter Mittens                                                                                                            

Book: Winter Is Here by Kevin Henkes


Craft: Paper Snow Globes                                                                                                   

Book: Snow Globe Wishes by Erin Dealey

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