Holiday Crafts & Fun in Central Iowa

Holiday Crafts & Fun in Central Iowa

Central Iowa libraries and communities host a lot of fun activities and crafts for you and your kiddos! Check out this great list! It’s early and I may be missing your event and activity! Let me know and e-mail me! I will get it added to the list. All of these dates are located on our Event Calendar also!

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Growing Gallery: Elf Workshop

Pied Piper Studios 

November 28th 

1 pm – 4 pm

Drop off your little elf with us and go get your shopping done! This 3-hour workshop is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season. We’ll craft, create, experiment, and explore a variety of art projects using various techniques and mediums including painting, sculpting, paper-crafting, and more. Your child will express his creativity and use her problem-solving skills while making new friends. It’s the get-your-hands-dirty, bring-on-the-glitter, jingle-all-the-way day your child craves…and we’ll clean up the mess. Cost: $45/child. Ages 5 and up. Space is limited.

Nature Holiday Craft Day 

Annett Nature Center 

December 5th 

8 am – 11 am

Do you love nature, DIY projects or Pinterest crafts? Join a Warren County Conservation naturalist for a relaxing & fun craft day at the Annett Nature Center. There will be several crafts to choose from, all using objects from nature to make holiday decor for your home or to give as a gift. We will enjoy hot chocolate and refreshment Workshop fee is $5. Please register by December 1st by filling out the form below or calling (515) 961-6169. Ages 12+

Sewing School: Holiday Edition

Pied Piper Studios 

December 5th 

1 pm – 2 pm OR 2:30 – 3:30 pm 

Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours to create gift-able holiday sewing projects with your young tailor. You and your child will learn sewing basics and receive all the materials needed to put together two adorable projects that are perfect for giving…or keeping. Small class sizes mean you get all the attention and instruction you need to feel confident. Cost: $40. Ages 7 and up with caregiver. Space is very limited.

Holiday Good Time Gang 

Lions Park Shelter House

December 7th & 8th 

Are you looking for some extra holiday shopping time? Would your child like to join us for some holiday Good Time Gang Fun? Your child will enjoy making a special craft, reading a favorite holiday story, baking some cookies or candy, playing games, singing numerous songs, and more! Ages 3-5 can register for both Monday and Tuesday if you like! Registration deadline December 1st.

Holiday Card Workshop for Kids

West Des Moines Library 

December 9th 

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm 

Make a card for your friends and family at the West Des Moines Library. For ages 5-12. Registration required.

 Holiday Crafts & Cocoa 

Ankeny Community 

December 15th 

Join us on December 15 for a night jam packed with crafts, cocoa and fun! Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade will be able to complete a variety of holiday-themed crafts at their own pace to celebrate the holiday. Fee is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents.

The Polar Express

West Des Moines Library 

December 16th 

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Climb aboard the Polar Express and depart for an arctic adventure. Entertainment en route to our destination to include the story, refreshments, and more! For ages 5-12. Registration required.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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