Winter Wonderland: Illuminating Traditions
Drop in Art Craft Supplies
Diwali: Making a rangoli
- Rangoli Grid Paper (Printable option here)
- Food Coloring
- Snack Bags
- Candles (tealight real or battery operated)
Advent: Making an Advent wreath
- Candles (3 purple, 1 pink)
- 4 candle holders
- Styrofoam wreath circle
- Leaves or greens you have gathered
- String, glue, toothpicks (something to secure the leaves to the styrofoam wreath
Hanukka: Making a dreidel
- 2 inch dowel
- Air dry clay
- Marker or paint
- Website on how to play Dreidel
Christmas: Christmas Lights: Design a light display
- CR2032 Coin cell battery
- Copper tape
- Multi color LED lights
- Contest for Best Light Display: Prize to be announced.
Yule: Decorate a tree outside
- 1 apple
- 1/4c popcorn
- 1 brown paper bag
- 3’ green thread
- 1 needle (thread through cardstock scrap)
- small bag of cinnamon
- Apples: Cut to ¼ inch thick max to show a cross section of the apple seeds. The thinner they are cut the faster they will dry. Poke a hole at the top to string a thread through once dry. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 1 ½ hours. Flip over, bake another 1 ½ hours and check them. Leave them in until completely dry, then turn off the oven and let them completely cool. Thread them onto a string and hang them from a tree.
- Popcorn garland: Make the popcorn two days in advance. Pop popcorn in the brown paper bag in a microwave for 1 minutes 30 seconds to 2 minutes (Times vary based on microwaves). More can be used than what is provided but make sure that it’s plain and air popped. Leave the popcorn out on a counter to make sure it goes stale. That will make it easier to thread. Use the needle and provided thread to string the popcorn on one at a time, being careful to not cram them together too much. Other things around the house can be used to break up the look, such as dried cranberries.
Kwanzaa: Make a mkeka (a woven textile mat)
- 1 black felt square
- 1 red felt square
- 1 green felt square
- 3 pieces cardstock
- crayons, marker, paint or something to color the cardstock
- Weave traditional mat with felt. Decide on what colors your family’s mat would be, color the cardstock, and weave that as well.
Tres Reyes: Make a star
- 5 coffee stirrers
- 2-3 pieces of straw
- Some type of glue
- Glue the sticks into a five pointed star. Use the straw to wrap the sticks so they’re a more solid star.
Thank you to our supporting partners and sponsors:
Maryland Traditions, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Community Foundations of the Eastern Shore, the Susan K. Black Foundation, Salisbury University, and Chesapeake Utilities.