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Family Fun – Fall Tree

By at September 22, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fall Tree

Spoooky or friendly? You decide! Using a variety of materials we will create a nighttime fall scene. Shiny black contact paper mounted on sturdy cardboard create the base for our beautiful tree. Brown craft paper cut free form into a tree shape and glued creates texture and opportunity for the colorful buttons to be showcased. Full moon? Crescent moon? What’s your more...

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New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts will host a reception on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening of a new art exhibit at City Hall that features the work of 12 artists who are veterans. The Mayor’s Arts Commission recently set aside gallery space on the second floor of City Hall as a place where veteran artists and more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at September 15, 2016 | 8:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

Here at Scraptivity we love our fairies. Good fairies, bad faeries, fairies full of mischief! Those tiny winged creatures seldom leave our thoughts. Sometimes they get up to fun and games here in the shop after the lights have gone out and no one is here! I come in to work in the morning and wonder “how did that get there?” When I look a bit closer there is usually more...

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Family Fun – Flubber

By at September 8, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Flubber

This week we decided to try a couple of recipes here in the shop. First up was the Monster Slime! Oh. My. Stars! That was an epic fail! We were stained blue almost up to the elbows from the glitter paint and it got sticky but didn’t quite form properly. So we tried again. Yikes! This recipe needs some work. So, onward we went to try something new. Flubber! We more...

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Family Fun – Rocket

By at August 25, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun – Rocket

  The summer is flying by at the speed of a rocket! The count down has begun for the start of school. All the conversations here in the store fly around what team the kids are on and school supply shopping. So let’s have fun today with a little science and math. Rockets! Let’s play with rockets! These are so fun and easy to make. The supplies are few and the fun more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at August 18, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

In honor of our upcoming event in Volunteer Park on Farmington Ave in Berlin we have created fairies this week! Berlin will be treated to a month of faeries in September. Many of our residents and friends have been working hard to see if we might invite some of these fun and mischievous beings to our little town park. We’ve built little houses and cottages and more...

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Family Fun – Cork

By at August 11, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Cork

This week here in the shop we have received corks! We have corks of every size and shape here. I’m guessing we could cover a good part of the map with all the Winery’s represented in our boxes and jars and buckets of corks! Now comes the challenge of using all these corks! We can make tissue box covers and cork boards and trivets and animals and Christmas more...

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Boeing Boeing Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

By at August 11, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Boeing Boeing Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

Connecticut Theatre Company is opening their latest production, the comedic farce Boeing Boeing on Friday August 12th. The play, originally written in 1962 by Marc Camoletti and turned into a movie released in 1965, tells the story of Parisian bachelor Bernard and his three flight attendant fiancés. Bernard has a tried and true system for making certain that each of more...

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American-German Comedy Night Aug 19

By at August 11, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

American-German Comedy Night Aug 19

Liz Matthis will bring her German-American comedy show to the Austrian-Hungarian “Donau” Club at 545 Arch Street in New Britain, CT on Friday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m. Liz will have you laughing as you learn about German-American differences. Her unforgettable body language combined with amazing anecdotes has made her “Intercultural Training for Laughs” popular in more...

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Family Fun – Pennies!

By at August 4, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

Family Fun – Pennies!

Pennies... Pennies from heaven, pennies found in the parking lot, a penny for your thoughts! This week let’s find a fun way to use those pennies to make a toy. This is a simple old fashioned toy that should keep your kids nice and cool during these hot summer days. Materials needed: Crayons or markers Cardstock or cardboard Pennies Hot glue gun and glue more...

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