Youths show creative side at classes

While some area students enjoyed part of their March Break skiing at Biwabik, others stayed closer to home and attended beginners’ classes at Scrap-a-Bit here in Emo.
Youngsters were invited to stay for as long as they wanted, bringing their own supplies needed to create their pages. Meredith Croswell and Danette Nixon were on hand to assist the children.
In one class, kids created two eight-page mini memory books using wallet-sized photos for the project. Another class saw them create three fun birthday cards for anyone they wished to send greetings to.
Samples were displayed for the kids to view.
Paper piecing was a class where kids created a page using a paper piecing template, and was theirs to take home. The youths could choose from a clown or a party girl/boy.
“We get [kids] from all over the district,” noted Nixon, who added they make beautiful things. “It is amazing how quick they get accustomed to the patterns.”
With Easter around the corner, most already have completed their photo krop and now are looking ahead to Mother’s Day cards.
During Spring Fever Days next month, a “How to Journal” workshop is slated at Scrap-A-Bit. And remember, National Scrapbook Day will be celebrated May 4 there.