A series of workshops throughout will be offered in West Hartford during the week of April 13-17.
Submitted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
The Museum offers a series of workshops for kids during April school vacation week. On each day, there will be two 3-hour workshops for kids ages 7-12. Pack a Snack!
The program fee is $25 per child, per workshop, and $20 for museum members. Registration is required. Call the Education Department at (860) 521-5362 x 14.
Bring a bagged lunch when registering kids for both sessions!
Requests for refunds (minus a 10 percent processing fee) will be honored up to 1 week before the start of the workshops. Full refunds will be given if the session is cancelled due to under enrollment.
Monday, April 13, 9 a.m. to noon: Make a Terrarium and Birdhouse
Spring has sprung! Grow your own herbs by creating a garden in a jar! Take your terrarium home and watch your garden grow. Paint a pet rock for your garden and make a birdhouse or birdfeeder too!
Monday, April 13, 1 to 4 p.m.: No Sew Pillow Making
Create your own no sew pillow out of material and stuffing. Personalize it with decorations that you make. Make a change purse or billfold out of felt.
Tuesday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon: Painting with Sharpies
All you need is a plain ceramic mug, a couple of Sharpie markers, a toasty oven and you have your own personal mug! Enjoy this fun workshop! Later, make your own “calm down jar” using a jar, glitter, and glue; shake it and enjoy.
Tuesday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m.: Colonial Shadow Plays
Noah’s New Americans, a colonial history club, will entertain you with their Paul Revere’s Ride Shadow Play. Then create your own shadow play after making silhouette shadow puppets!
Wednesday, April 15, 9 a.m. to noon: Hearth Cooking
Colonial kids couldn’t just grab a snack from the fridge! Young cooks will use colonial period recipes and cook over an open hearth the old-fashioned way!
Wednesday, April 15, 1 to 4 p.m.: Painted Fabric Silhouettes
Painted fabric silhouettes are a clever and creative way to brighten up your wall! You will use canvas, fabric, paper silhouettes, and paint. Get as creative as you want!
Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m. to noon: Scarf Beading
Create a small scarf or bandana out of material and beads. For both boys and girls!
Thursday, April 16, 1 to 4 p.m.: Learn Dyeing Methods
Learn how dye was made in colonial times, then dye a handkerchief using Sharpie pens!
Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. to noon: Paper Flower Making
Decoupage a jar or vase and make different paper flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Friday, April 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Sampler of Colonial Life
Kids experience first -hand the many sides of Colonial life! They will dress in Colonial costume, tour the historic house, attend a one-room schoolhouse, play Colonial games, learn a Colonial dance and do Colonial chores such as carding wool and processing flax.