It’s not too often that I can participate in Hobby Hump Day as the part of my brain that does crafts shriveled up and died immediately after I received my Brownie Craft Badge. As usual, this post is something of a stretch, but since there isn’t actually a Hobby Hump Day carnival today I don’t feel too bad.
There are some opportunities for kids to be involved with art coming up this fall. I’m excited because it involves some of my favorite things: the Grand Rapids Public Library, Spectrum Health, and the Red Cross. The first event comes from the Maranda website. If you live around town you probably already know that the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital opening in 2011. If you are planning on attending Celebration on the Grand on September 12 (and you totally should), check out the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital booth located in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park between 11am and 3 pm. Kids will have the chance to paint an 8×8 wooden tile that will be used to make up a large piece of art in the new hospital. Plus, there will be free t-shirts for the first 1,000 kids to participate.
The second one gives your kids a chance to be a part of the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids 2010 calendar. The theme is “helping hands”. The top nine submissions will be displayed at the Main branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Check out this link for specific rules and deadlines.
Go forth and be crafty!