Triad Holiday Crafts & Cooking
Bake & Create this Holiday Season
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Get your holidays off to a great start with these Triad-area craft and cooking classes. We've got a roundup that will enable family members of all ages to show off their creative talents with homemade gifts and goodies.
Holiday Wrapping Paper Wreath
YWCA High Point, 112 Gatewood Ave., HP. 5:45-7:45 p.m. $20-$25. 336-882-4216. Decorate this holiday with a holiday wreath made from wrapping paper. Cost includes all the supplies you will need plus instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. Registration required. ywcahp.com.
Holiday Clay Ornaments
YWCA High Point, 112 Gatewood Ave., HP. 5:45-7:45 p.m. $25-$35. 336-882-4216. Make eight unique, personalized ornaments to adorn your tree or give as gifts. Learn the techniques to create texture and color. Class includes, firing and glazing fee, and instruction. Registration required. ywcahp.com.
Tween Cooking Class: All About Pie
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO. 5:30-7 p.m. $30. 336-574-2898. Get ready for the holidays and learn to make your very own pies. Participants will start with a basic pie dough and a seasonal fruit filling, then experiment with decorating techniques. Each person will leave with an unbaked pie and instructions for baking at home. Ages 9-11. Registration required. gcmuseum.com.
Family Cooking Class: At the Kids Table
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO. 2-3:30 p.m. $30-$35. 336-574-2898. Work alongside your little one and learn how to work together to make family-friendly sides. Participants will also create a table decoration to take home for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Ages 5+ with caregiver. Registration required. gcmuseum.com.
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., HP. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 336-885-1859. Watch costumed interpreters cook a traditional fall harvest meal over an open hearth in the Hoggatt House. Drop-in. highpointmuseum.org.
Gingerbread Man Puppet Play at Benjamin Branch
Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, GSO. 4-4:45 pm. Free. 336-373-7540. Enjoy this classic folk tale for all ages and decorate a Gingerbread Man puppet and a cookie. greensborolibrary.org.
Family First: Holiday Tour & Card Making
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, W-S. 2-4 p.m. $8-$10. This traditional, annual workshop offers an opportunity to learn about holiday stories at Reynolda and make one-of-a-kind cards on the printing press and with classic hand-carved stamps. Registration required. reynoldahouse.org.
Elf Tea Party
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S. 6-10 p.m. $5-$23. 336-723-9111. Make your elf costume, including a felt cap with ears, bell necklace and rosy cheeks. Sing silly songs, participate in story time, create elf-themed crafts — including elf donuts and reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve — and enjoy tasty snacks. Registration Required. childrensmuseumofws.org.
Holiday Card Makerspace at Benjamin Branch
Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, GSO. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. 336-373-7540. It’s a card-making extravaganza, so come by for cutting, pasting, stickering, coloring, glittering and more. greensborolibrary.org.
Sweets & Treats: Holiday Cookies
Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price St., HP. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $2. 336-883-3506. Get into the holiday spirit by decorating some cookies. A recipe card will be provided to take home, so parents and children can have fun together. Ages 5-12. highpointnc.gov/pr.
Teen Cooking Class: All About Pie
Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30. 336-574-2898. Participants will start with a basic pie dough and a seasonal fruit filling, and then experiment with decorating techniques. Each person will leave with an unbaked pie and instructions for baking at home. Ages 12-15. Registration required. gcmuseum.com.
Gingerbread House Workshop
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $6.40 + Museum Admission. 336-723-9111. Make and take a mini gingerbread house, while supplies last. Build your creation with a mini milk carton, graham crackers, icing and a variety of sweet treats. childrensmuseumofws.org.
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