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Buddy Art: Recycled Bird Feeders

Our Buddy Art project for the month of July involved re-purposing milk and juice cartons into beautiful bird feeders! Our Tweens (children ages 9-12) teamed up with younger children (ages 5-8) to work together. They cut holes in the cartons for the birds to get in, added a dowel for the birds to perch on, […]

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July 12, 2017

Buddy Art

The Idea Place has started a new program called Buddy Art which will be hosted once per month. For our Buddy Art projects, a tween aged child (ages 9-12) teams up with a school aged child (ages 5-8) to complete a craft. Buddy Art gives school age children the opportunity to make something that they […]

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June 14, 2017

Watercolor Mugs

On Saturday, June 10th, Miss Victoria conducted a Watercolor Mugs craft program. Using just paint and water we decorated ceramic mugs with swirling watercolor designs. The mugs have to dry for 24 hours and then be baked at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Once the paint is baked on…ta da! You have a beautiful, handmade, […]

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June 11, 2017

Jewelry Art Workshop

On Saturday, June 10th, jewelry artist Juliana Podd hosted a parent-child jewelry art workshop. Together, each child and their parent, sibling, or special person, made beautiful beaded bracelets. They had so many beads to choose from! Beads of all different shapes, sizes, and colors: Here everyone is planning out their design pattern and stringing their […]

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June 11, 2017

Pawcasso Paint Night

This past month, some of our tweens went to Pawcasso Art Studio and Pet Boutique for a special paint night. They followed step by step instructions to create a work of art! Great job everyone, we hope you had a great time! Click on the picture to the left to see more pictures from the […]

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May 31, 2017

Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Westhampton Free Library recently announced the eight winners of its annual “Celebrate the Earth” Poetry contest. The poems of the winning students were selected from a field of 250 entries from local schools. The Library extends its congratulations to the following students: Grades 7-9 Valerie Fink (7th grade) first place Selena Pereyra (7th grade) […]

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May 9, 2017