Family Fun!

Looking for something different to do with your family?

Our Family Fun! series is ideal for groups or families with children ages 8+ that are looking for engaging activities that promote crafting together! A parent or guardian must be present with children for the duration of the class and a supply list will be provided prior to the start date. #WECANMAKEIT

These classes will be offered completely on-line via Zoom*. The class Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the star of class. Instructions regarding class supplies are provided in the class description.Crafts Center classes and Workshops are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

* If you are not familiar with ZOOM, check out this Zoom Tutorial ahead of time so you’ll be familiar with how to participate in a Zoom session


Instructor: Yi Li  [NC State student]

Ever wanted to make your own paper crane? Now you can! In this introductory class, we will learn the basics of paper folding and origami. Not only will you learn how to make fun folds like a crane, flower, and a fish, you will also learn how to read origami manuals so no matter the language of the book, you can fold anything! We will also learn how to make squares ready from origami paper and from just printer paper, so no matter what paper you have, you will have origami ready paper in no time!

Families are responsible for acquiring supplies for this activity:

– origami paper (single-sided with color on only one side,100 sheet pack)

– printer paper or notebook paper

Saturday, March 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15     Register for this class»



Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Learn the basics of quilling in this fun family class. We will cover tools, tricks and different papers to use. Supplies neede for the class: magazine/ book pages or any other paper you have on hand, knitting needles or skewer, glue and tape, paper cutter or scissors.

Saturday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15     Register for this class»



Instructor: Katy Walls

Spend a colorful hour with your home team learning how to create spiral-swirl, ring, and brick tie-dye patterns, along with tips to prevent muddy designs, via LIVE demonstrations on ZOOM with tie-dye-for instructor Katy Walls! While any tie dye kit** will suffice, the fabric that you intend to tie-dye MUST consist of natural materials (i.e. cotton, linen, silk). Please note that synthetic or blended materials will not absorb the dye. Plan to practice manipulating your fabric in real time with Katy, and focus on applying the dye at your leisure once the demonstrations have completed. Go ahead and check your closets – see if you’ve got any stained clothing, sheets, or towels because this is the perfect opportunity to give them a vibrant second chance to be enjoyed by the whole family!!

** Families are responsible for providing their own supplies for this activity, available at most local craft supply stores.

Saturday, April 24: 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15     Register for this class»




Wood projects that can be easily assembled at home! See details»