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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. Most crafts can also be found on our Upton Town Library Pinterest page. Contact the library if you need any help at 508-529-6272, or Children's & Young Adult Librarian, Lee Ann Murphy, at lmurphy@cwmars.org.  

December 2022

Craft: Hibernating Bear

Book: Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Valeri Gorbachev

 

Craft: Gingerbread Puffy Painting

Book: The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Enderle

Craft: Fingerprint Sheep

Book: The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg by Gemma Marino

Craft: Winter Paper Hat

Book: Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night by Megan Litwin

November 2022

Craft: Clothespin Scarecrow

Book: The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown

Craft: Pom Pom Painted Horse

Book: Horseplay! by Karma Wilson

Craft: Jingle Bell Streamers

Book: Violet's Music by Angela Johnson

 

October 2022

Craft: Tissue Box Fire Truck 

Book: I'm Brave! by Kate McMullan

Craft: Paper Cityscape

Book: Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

Craft: Color Sorting Activity

Book: Not Quite Black and White by Jonathan Ying

Craft: Spookley the Square Pumpkin Collage

Book: Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

September 2022

Craft: Tissue Paper & Paper Plate School Bus

Book: The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler

Craft: ABC Matching Game

Book: What Pete Ate from A - Z by Maira Kalman

Craft: Beaded Pipe Cleaner Bracelets

Book: We Disagree by Bethanie Deenie Murguia

Craft: Dot Sticker Fall Trees

Book: The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming

August 2022

Craft:  Newspaper Shark

Book: I Am the Shark by Joan Holub

Craft: Paper Lemonade Cup

Book: It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer

Craft: Dancing Paper Boat

Book: Old Wood Boat by Nikki McClure

Craft: Standup Cat

Book: Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward

July 2022

Craft: Tissue Paper Lantern

Book: The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

Craft: Swim Ring Paper Craft

Book: Bubbles...Up! by Jacqueline Davies

Craft: Paper Ice Cream Cone

Book: And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner

Craft: Firefly Suncatcher

Book: It's a Firefly Night by Dianne Ochiltree

June 2022

Craft: Popsicle Stick Bird Puppet

Book: Chirp! by Mary Murphy

Craft: Torn Paper Watermelon Slice

Book: Watermelon Madness by Taghrid Arif Najjar

Craft: Paper & Straw Dragonfly

Book: Dazzling Dragonflies by Linda Glaser

Craft: Strawberry Man

Book: First Woman and the Strawberry: A Cherokee Legend by Gloria Dominic

 

May 2022

Craft: 3D Paper Rainbow

Book: Raindrops to Rainbow by John Micklos Jr.

Craft: Bee Finger Puppet

Book: Beware! by Bob Raczka

Craft: Folded Paper Bird

Book: Warbler Wave by April Pulley Sayre

Craft: Paper Plate Butterfly

Book: Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da! By Dev Petty

 

April 2022

 

Craft: Spring Tree Craft

Book: Spring Blossoms by Carol Gerber

Craft: Torn Paper Earth Craft

Book: The Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess

Craft: Collage Carrot Craft

Book: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candice Fleming

Craft: Flower Garden Art

Book: The Big Book of Blooms by Yuval Zommer

March 2022

Craft: Name Rocket Craft

Book: Zelda's Big Adventure by Marie Alafaci

Craft: Ladybug Egg Carton Craft

Book: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi

​​Craft: Spring Scavenger Hunt Printable

Book: Happy Springtime by Kate McMullan

Craft: DIY Sports Pennants

Book: Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson

February 2022

Craft: Paper Toothbrush

Book: I Love My Fangs by Kelly Leigh Miller

 

Craft: Beaded Heart Ornament

Book: How Do You Love? by Kellie Byrnes

 

Craft: Hot Cocoa Paper Mug

Book: Grandma’s Chocolate by Mara Price

 

Craft: Polar Bear on Watercolor Ice

Book: The Lonely Polar Bear by Khoa Le

January 2022

Craft: Matching Mittens Sheet

Book: The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen

Craft: We Want Snow: A Wintry Chant by Jamie A. Swenson

Book: Snow Globe Fingerprint Craft

Craft: Mouse Shape Craft

Book: Little Mouse's Big Breakfast by Christine Pym

Craft:  Groovy Shoes Craft

Book:  One Shoe, Two Shoes by Caryl Hart

December 2021

 

Craft: Paper Bag Otter

Book: Stop Snoring, Bernard! by Zachariah OHora

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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