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

Popping Corn Science STEM kit (All Ages with adult supervision)

This bubbling corn experiment will appear magical, but it’s science! It can be done anytime of the year but is especially fun during the fall.

DATES: Sept. 19, then while supplies last

Worry Monster Bag (Age 4 & up)

Worry Monsters love to eat worries away! Whenever a worry comes to mind, write it down, feed it to the monster or let the monster help you talk about feelings big and small! 

DATES: Oct. 17, then while supplies last.

Sea Turtle Art (All ages) 

Craft a sea turtle on a canvas using sand, pebbles and shells. 

DATES: Aug. 1 (Then while supplies last) 

Puzzle Piece Holiday Ornaments (Teens & Adults)

These cute ornaments look festive from festive both sides. Each kit contains enough to make two ornaments.

DATES: Nov. 21, then while supplies last.

 

 

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

Aurelius (517-628-3743)

Drop-in Halloween Crafts

Stop in during our open hours to make a craft. Available while supplies last.

Oct. 24-Oct. 31

Drop-in Thanksgiving

Stop in during our open hours to make a craft. Available while supplies last.

Nov. 19-Nov. 23

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.

Mondays, Sept. 12 – Nov. 28

Creative Writing Kits (Age 5 & up)

Use your imagination to complete these fun writing projects that include instructions and supplies.  A new kit will be released each month, then available any time (while supplies last). Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime

DATES:  Oct. 3, Nov. 7

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: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14

Craft Kits (Age 3 & up)

Get a free craft kit with instructions and supplies. A new kit will be released each month, then available any time (while supplies last). Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime

DATES: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21

Take & Play Board Game Kits (Age 5 & up)

Play the world's most popular board games when you pick up a kit with rules, history, a DIY gameboard, and game pieces. A different classic game will be released each month, then available any time (while supplies last). Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime

DATES: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28

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. September-November

Talk Like a Pirate Day Craft

Stop by and pick up a pirate ship craft for kids.

DATE: Monday, Sept. 19 (then while supplies last)  

Holt-Delhi (517-694-9351)

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. 

DATES:  

June 1: LGBTQIA+ (then while supplies last) 

July 1: Science Fiction (then while supplies last) 

Aug. 1: Friendships (then while supplies last) 

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.

Sept.: Banned Books

Oct.: Horror
Nov.: Hope

Dec.: Best of 2022

Banned Books Craft Take & Make

Available starting Sept. 12

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.

Halloween Craft Take & Make

Available starting Oct. 24

Thankfulness Craft Take & Make

Available starting Nov. 14

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

Take and 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 and Makes are available throughout the week while supplies last.

Mondays, September 5 – December 26

CADL Crate Junior (Ages 8 – 12)

Each month kids 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.

DATES: 1st Mondays of the month, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

CADL Crate Teen (Ages 12 and 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.

DATES: 1st Mondays of the month, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

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 it. New projects are 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 Mondays, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

Leslie (517-589-9400)

No Kits Available

Mason (517-676-9088)

Paper Bag Book: Summer Vacation Memories (Age 5 & up)

Make a simple paper bag book – draw and fill the pockets for a fun way to remember what you did in Summer.

DATES: Sept. 6, then while supplies last.

Book Leaves (Ages 10 & up)

Learn to make “book leaves” from natural leaves, book pages and glue.  Great for all sorts of decorating projects!
Monday, Sept. 12, then while supplies last.

Paint a Pot (Ages 12 & up)

Paint a terra cotta pot with acrylic paint, brush, and leaf stencil.

Monday, Sept. 26, then while supplies last.

Bat Garlands and Clothespin Button Bats (Ages 5 & up)

Paper craft is fun with bat garlands and clothespin button bats.

Monday, Oct. 3, then while supplies last.    

Papercraft Jack-O-Lantern (Ages 5 & up)

Craft a spooky Jack-O-Lantern out of paper and simple supplies!

Monday, Oct. 10, then while supplies last.

Corn Wreaths (Teens & Adults)

Create a seasonal corn wreath and learn about the history of corn and indigenous peoples.

DATES: Oct. 24, then while supplies last.

Sun Print Leaf Art (Age 5 & up)

Create unique art with just sunlight, water, and leaves!

DATES: Oct. 31, then while supplies last

DIY LED Tealight Lantern (Ages 10 & up)

Bring the light inside and craft a colorful and festive LED tealight lantern.

Monday, Nov. 7, then while supplies last.

Coloring Gratitude (Teens & Adults)

Includes colored pencils, gratitude-themed coloring pages, and colorable thank you cards.

Monday, Nov. 14, then while supplies last.

Okemos (517-347-2021)

Craft Kits (Age 2 & up)   

Get a free craft kit with instructions and supplies. A new kit will be released each week, then available any time (while supplies last). Call the branch or include one in your order at MyTime.    

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. September-November

Stockbridge (517-851-7810)

Webberville (517-521-3643)

Mini Van Gogh 

Everything you need to paint your own tiny version of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous sunflowers.  

September

Frankenstein’s Monster Hand 

Embrace your inner mad scientist! Find everything in this kit to build a working monster hand! 

October

Turkey Racers 

‘Tis the season for turkeys. There’s all the supplies you need to conduct your own wacky turkey race!

November

Williamston (517-655-1191)

*Passport to the World (Ages 8 and 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:

Sept. 1: Ukraine

Oct. 1: Mexico

Nov. 1: China

Dec. 1: Costa Rica

Jan. 2: New Zealand

Feb. 1: South Africa

March 1: Russia

April 1: Brazil

May 1: Saudi Arabia

*Fidget Keychain (Ages 12 & up)

Keep focused and organized this school year by making your own keychain fidget from string and beads. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Sept. 6 (while supplies last)

*Back to School Photo Frame (Ages 3 & up)

Use popsicle sticks, glue, and construction paper to create a photo frame keepsake for this school year. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Sep. 11 (while supplies last)

*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: Sept. 12-16, Oct. 10-14 and Nov. 14-18 (while supplies last)

*Maple Leaf Scratch Art (Ages 3 & up)

The leaves are starting to change, so change the color on your own hanging maple leaf decoration by scratching off a design. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Sept. 15 (while supplies last)

*Creepy Eyeball Magnet (Ages 12 & up)

Use glass pebbles and paper to make a creepy eyeball to decorate for Halloween. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Oct. 3 (while supplies last)

*Spooky Halloween 3-D Sticker Scene (Ages 3 and up)

Use paper, foam stickers, and other embellishments to make a “boo-tiful” stand-up table decoration. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Oct. 15 (while supplies last)

*Pony Bead Pumpkins (Ages 3 and up)

Make some pumpkin decorations for the Fall using pipe cleaners and pony beads. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Oct. 23 (while supplies last)

*Mini Accordion Book (Ages 12 and up)

Make your own miniature book to fill with pictures, drawings, notes, or whatever you’d like. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Nov. 7 (while supplies last)

*Pizza Chef (Ages 3 and up)

Design paper pizzas. Follow customer orders and learn about fractions, or just have fun with the toppings. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Nov. 15 (while supplies last)

*Autumn Wreath (Ages 3 and up)

Design a colorful wreath to hang with paper leaves and glue. You can also add the things you are thankful for to turn it into a gratitude wreath! *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Nov. 20 (while supplies last)

*Mitten Bookmarks (Age 12 & up)

Decorate a pair of mittens to hold your place while you curl up with a book this winter. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Dec. 5 (while supplies last)

*Snowman Mask (Age 3 & up)

Make a fun disguise using a paper plate, popsicle stick, paper, and some glue. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Dec. 15 (while supplies last)

*3D Snowflake Garland (Age 3 & up)

Make a fun wintry decoration with some paper, scissors, glue, and string. *Call 517-655-1191 to request a kit or add it to your order on MyTime.

DATES: Dec. 18 (while supplies last)