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Family Fun – Butterflies

By at May 13, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Butterflies

Where oh where is Spring?! The flowers are blooming and the grass is growing but what happened to the warm sunshine? We would like to help Spring along with these fun butterflies. You don’t need many supplies to make them but if you need more coffee filters or pipecleaners we have lots of them here at the shop! Basic materials: Coffee filters Pipe more...

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Family Fun – Mother’s Day

By at May 6, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and Spring are both upon us! Both events bring flowers to mind. While fresh flowers are absolutely wonderful and brighten and fragrance the room they do pass in about a week. Our craft this week will last much longer than a week and with your choice of colors and flowers can be made perfectly appropriate for every season and every reason! It’s really more...

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Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

By at April 29, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

Here at Scraptivity we are all about recycling and upcycling and use it at least one more time before you have to toss it into the waste stream. Today’s project fills that need and is just plain adorable! What you need: An assortment of plastic bottles with a screw top A razor knife for cutting – this part is done by adults! Sharp scissors Acrylic more...

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Family Fun – Cardboard Tubes

By at April 22, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Cardboard Tubes

This weeks adventure can take you in any direction you and your children choose! We elected to make a giant initial of our last name. G! And a simple circle that can be decorated in many ways. Once you master the technique of cutting the tubes and gluing them together it’s easy to expand on the many ways to make this simple idea more elegant. By squishing the tube more...

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CT Theatre Co. Celebrates My Fair Lady Anniversary

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:15 am |

CT Theatre Co. Celebrates My Fair Lady Anniversary

The stage version of My Fair Lady had it’s world premiere in New Haven at the Shubert Theatre on February 4th, 1956. The show opened in a blizzard with Rex Harrison threatening not to go on stage after a troubling dress rehearsal earlier. The show, of course, did go on and became one of the most beloved classics of the Broadway stage. Now 60 years later, Connecticut more...

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Art League Of New Britain Wants Artists For Show

By at April 22, 2016 | 8:00 am |

Art League Of New Britain Wants Artists For Show

The Art League of New Britain wants Artists to submit work for the 12th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition at their Gallery at 30 Cedar St. in New Britain, the second oldest Art League in the country. The Jurors are Rachel Carlson and Claudia Van Nes of Maple and Main Gallery in Chester, Ct. The show will run from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, June 5. There will be an opening more...

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Family Fun – Pussy Willows

By at April 15, 2016 | 8:45 am |

Family Fun – Pussy Willows

Have you noticed that even with our crazy weather the pussy willows are blooming? Beautiful and warm one day then snowing the next those pussy willows still did their thing! It’s super easy to grow one of your own pussy willow trees. When you see one if you can just break off a branch bring it home and put it in water. While you are enjoying the catkins the branch more...

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Family Fun – Snakes

By at April 8, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Family Fun – Snakes

Spring has arrived! The daffodils’ are blooming the birds are singing and people are starting to think about digging in the yard. Time to clear out the leaves and trim the bushes. Sometimes we might be waking up little critters that have been nesting! While most snakes try to blend in with their natural environment ours like to be SEEN! How fun are these guys? This more...

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Family Fun – Rain Sticks

By at April 1, 2016 | 9:15 am |

Family Fun – Rain Sticks

Welcome Spring! Although the winter was not as tough as some of our New England winters can be I am still ready to welcome Spring! My tulips are up and I’ve seen pictures of daffodils blooming in the recent snow. Knowing that April Showers Bring May Flowers we are going to be working on Rain Sticks today. This is a nice project that can be as intricate and detailed more...

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Family Fun – Easter Eggs

By at March 25, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Family Fun – Easter Eggs

Eggs! Eggs! Eggs! What would Easter be without eggs? Color them, fill them, hide them there are so many fun things to do with eggs! Real eggs, plastic eggs and even porcelain eggs! Today we are going to make Easter Bunny Eggs! Materials needed: Small cardboard tubes from the bathroom tissue Plastic or real hard boiled eggs Small amounts of paint in Spring more...

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