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Bradford kids 'so done with winter' get crafty for spring

Free craft programs at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library continue during March Break

It was described in the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library calendar as “technical crafts.”

Making art from recycled technology? Using computers to get creative? Robotic art?

“Actually, that was last night,” said Larissa Marks, the library’s community engagement co-ordinator, referring to Wednesday’s Family Game Night, when the library rolled out everything from LEGO sets, to its new robotics kits.

Turns out “technical” referred not to “tech,” but to the level of fine motor skills required to complete the various crafts – which included making patterns using seeds, and creating multi-layered flowers out of cupcake holders and pipe cleaners.  

“Really?” said craft organizer Andrea Van Der Kooj, when asked about the definition. “I was going for spring, with the seeds and flowers.”

The spring theme will be popping up repeatedly, if Van Der Kooj has her way.

“I’m so done with winter,” she said. “The storytime we did was Suns and Rainbows because I didn’t want to do more Snowflakes. Spring is coming!”

The kids were perfectly fine with that, happy with their seed pictures and bouquets of crafted flowers.

March Break continues at the library, wrapping up on Saturday. For more information on upcoming events, see


Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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