Take & Make Kits

Many CADL branches offer a selection of free kits that include instructions and supplies to do a project or enjoy a storytime at home. Covering a variety of ages and interests, they are available to pick up while supplies last. Click on any branch name to see a list of what’s available this season.  Be sure to note dates and age ranges.  

Kits Available at All Branches

Crystallized Gingerbread Friend (Ages 3+; adult participation is required)

Gingerbread is popular this time of year, and this fun STEM experiment is a beautiful way to use the season to explore how crystals grow. 

DATES: December 12, then while supplies last

Fork Painted Polar Bear (Ages 3+)

Using only a fork, white craft paint, and paper, create this cute Fork Painted Polar Bear friend!

DATES: January 17, While supplies last

A wide variety of kits for all ages are also available at specific branches:

Aurelius (517-628-3743)

Take & Make Holiday Crafts

Stop in during our open hours to take or make a craft.

DATES: Dec. 5-22 or while supplies last.

 

Drop-in Valentine Crafts

Stop in during our open hours to make a craft.  All supplies are provided while they last.


DATES: Monday, Feb. 6-Tuesday, Feb. 14 • Open hours

Dansville (517-623-6511)

Storytime to Go at CADL Dansville (Ages 2 – 6)

Request a themed storytime kit that includes songs, activities, a simple craft and a list of titles appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers. A new theme will be released each week, then available anytime while supplies last.

DATES: Mondays, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Creative Writing Kits (Age 5 & up)

Use your imagination to complete this fun writing project that celebrates the winter season.  Instructions and supplies included. The kit is released on Monday and will be available while supplies last. 

DATES: Monday, Feb. 6

STEM Lab to Go (Age 5 & up)

Explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics at home by picking up a kit with fun hands-on activities. A new kit with instructions and supplies will be released each month, then available any time (while supplies last). Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime

DATES: Jan. 30 & Feb. 27

Craft Kits (Age 3 & up)

Get a free craft kit with instructions and supplies. Kits are available while supplies last.  

DATES: Jan. 23,  Feb. 13 & 20

Haslett (517-339-2324)

Spice of the Month (Adults)

Spice up your life with some seasonings that may be new to you! Participants will receive a small amount of a different spice each month, plus recipes and reading suggestions. While supplies last.

Available beginning the 1st Monday of each month while supplies last.

Holt-Delhi (517-694-9351)

Coloring for All 

Ask for coloring sheets to be added to your holds. 

Comic Creations 

Ask for blank comic book sheets to make your own comics. These will be added to your holds at pickup.

Teen Lit Kits (Ages 13-18)

For teens with an active library card, request a themed bag that has crafts, activities and two books checked out to you. The books need to come back, but the rest is yours! Enjoy a different kit each month. Call 517-964-9351 to arrange a pickup.

Kids Take & Make Crafts (Ages up to 10)

Fun to make crafts on request! Get a free kit from CADL Holt-Delhi with supplies and instructions for a craft, while supplies last.

Teen Make & Take Activities (Ages 10-18)

For teens, come into the library and participate in a new activity specifically for teens. All supplies will be available. Located in the teen section.

Downtown Lansing (517-367-6350), Foster (517-485-5185), and South Lansing (517-272-9840)

Take & Make Kits

Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? Every week we will provide supplies and instructions for an activity or craft in a bag. All you need to do is pick one up from the library, take it home and make it. Take & Makes are available throughout the week while supplies last. Call 517-272-9840 (SL) or 517-367-6350 (DL) or 517-485-5185 (FO) or stop in, while supplies last.

DATES: Mondays, January 23 - February 27

Adult/Teen Take & Make (Age 13 & up)

Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? We will provide supplies and instructions for an activity or craft in a bag. All you need to do is pick one up from the library, take it home and make. New projects released on the first Monday of the month. Take and Makes are available throughout the month while supplies last. Call 517-272-9840 (SL) or 517-367-6350 (DL) or 517-485-5185 (FO) or stop in.

DATES: 1st Monday of the month, December 5, January 3 (Tuesday); February 6

CADL Crate Teen (Age 12 & up)

Each month teens can register for a themed box with books, snacks, and activities. Boxes are available for pick up the first week of the month. *Registration required; call 517-272-9840 to register.
1st Mondays of the month


DATES: January 3 (Tuesday); February 6

Leslie (517-589-9400)

No Kits Available

Mason (517-676-9088)

Let it Snow! (Ages 8 & up)

Craft an abstract rendition of snow and let it sparkle!

DATES: Monday, Jan. 30, then while supplies last.

Cheerio Bird Feeders (Ages 5 & up)

It’s National Bird Feeding Month! Make a simple feeder using Cheerios and pipe cleaners.

DATES: Monday, Feb. 6, then while supplies last.

Random Act of Kindness Cards (Ages 5 & up)

February 14-20 is Random Acts of Kindness Week! Make a simple card sharing things you appreciate about someone you care about. Monday, Feb. 13, then while supplies last.

DATES: Monday, Feb. 13, then while supplies last.

Take & Play – The Royal Game of Ur (Ages 8 & up)

Come in and get a kit with rules, a game board you can color, and all the pieces to play one of the oldest-known games in the world!

DATES: Monday, Feb. 27, then while supplies last.

Okemos (517-347-2021)

Spice of the Month (Adults)

Spice up your life with some seasonings that may be new to you! Participants will receive a small amount of a different spice each month, plus recipes and reading suggestions. While supplies last.

Available beginning the 1st Monday of each month while supplies last.

Stockbridge (517-851-7810)

Webberville (517-521-3643)

Drop-in CraftSun-catcher Ornaments

Stop by the library for our drop-in craft. Available while supplies last.

Rainbow Snowman

Why make a regular snowman when you can make a rainbow one? Kit includes everything to make a colorful snowman out of clay, the best part is, it won't melt!

DATES: January 3 - Feb. 26

Explode a Creeper

Pick up a kit to make your own Minecraft creeper, and blow it up!

Available while supplies last.

Williamston (517-655-1191)

*Passport to the World (Ages 8 & up) 

Travel the world with us as we tour different countries that you might have heard about in the news. Explore an exciting and unique country through activities and reading suggestions, plus a stamp for your pretend passport every month. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a packet or add it to your order on MyTime. While supplies last. 

DATES: 

Jan. 3: New Zealand 

Feb. 1: South Africa 

March 1: Russia  

April 1: Brazil 

May 1: Saudi Arabia 

*Craft Take and Make (Adults)

Reserve a packet with a different craft each month. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Jan. 9-13 and Feb. 13-17 (while supplies last)

*Chinese New Year Rabbit Craft (Ages 3 and up)

Happy New Year! Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a cute craft. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Jan. 15 (while supplies last)

*Paper Valentine Penguins (Age 3 & up)

Use construction paper, scissors, and glue to create freestanding penguins in a celebration of love and friendship! These little guys will waddle into your heart and make the perfect paper craft valentine! *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Feb. 12 (while supplies last)

*Presidents’ Day Craft (Age 3 & up)

Celebrate President’s Day by making a George Washington paper bag puppet. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Feb. 15 (while supplies last)