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Spring Break Hands-On Happenings: Heroes and Villians

Spring Break Hands-On Happenings: Heroes and Villians

Free
Mon April 3, 2017 - Fri April 7, 2017 1-4 p.m.

Heroes and villains invade Spring Break Hands-On Happenings at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum April 3-7, 1-4 p.m. Create, assemble, and design images and objects from classic heroes and villains! These free family programs are available on a drop-in basis; a special quiet room will be available for children with autism and sensory processing sensitivities.

Ten different crafts each day will focus on heroes and villains from the Wild West (4/3), Space (4/4), Legendary Heroes and Villains from stories (4/5), Heroes of History and a few villains (4/6), and Superheroes real and imaginary (4/7).

Monday, April 3: Explore the Wild West! Decorate a cowboy bandanna, a canteen, and a coonskin hat. Create a wanted poster and a bank bag, and color a wooden snake. Assemble a horse ranch picture frame, a sheriff vest and star, and hat.

Tuesday, April 4: Out of this world fun in Space! Design an alien windsock, and color a UFO and a Darth Vader mask. Assemble a rocket picture frame, color a space suncatcher, try your hand at planet rubbings, and stencil a space bag. Color an astronaut helmet and a USA flag similar to one left on the moon by Neil Armstrong. Create a star picture of the big dipper that Harriet Tubman followed.

Wednesday, April 5: Fairy tales and classic stories are celebrated with Legendary Heroes! Decorate a crown, a mythical creature suncatcher, and a book bag. Stencil a dragon banner, a ninja bandana, a Jack and the Beanstalk box, and a Wizard of Oz poster. Color a witch’s hat, a mask of Voldemort, and puppets of pets from Harry Potter.

Thursday, April 6: Heroes of History demonstrate courage and hope! Design a baseball hat in celebration of Jackie Robinson #42 and a postcard honoring Duane Roberts’s contributions to public education. Assemble a bus commemorating Rosa Parks and a sled for Balto. Put together a beaded necklace with a cancer ribbon pendant honoring those who have fought cancer. Color a pirate mask and a Bonnie and Clyde car, and decorate a "don’t pollute" picture frame. Color a bookmark of heroes and villains.

Friday, April 7: Superheroes to the rescue! Decorate a gift for a real superhero like your mom and dad. Color superhero suncatchers, headbands, and dry erase bubbles. Scratch a superhero design, and color a hero puzzle. Color a Poison Ivy or Catwoman mask, a Loki mask, and a Joker Hat.

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