Themed Crafts

Get crafty in these small group classes!  Perfect for family and friends to enjoy. All materials are provided as well as refreshments served.  

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Valentine Wood Sign

Share the love as you create a one-of-a-kind wooden sign for you to add to your Valentine decor or gift to that special someone.  Class is led by K2 Kreative & Krafty.    

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
February 5Sa10:30 am - noon$30February 3

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  10+, ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult


Inspirational Popsicle Sign

Everyone can use a little pick-me-up and what better than words of wisdom created by your kids to remind you every day.  Class is led by Bonnie Flint.  

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
March 12Sa10:30 - 11:30 am$20February 24

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


Bunny Easter Wreath

Get ready to "hop" into spring with an adorable bunny Easter decoration!  It's the perfect addition to your home decor with your personalized touch!   Class is led by Bonnie Flint.  

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
April 2Sa10:30 - 11:30 am$20March 24

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


String Art Vase

String art is easy and fun!  Keep this craft for yourself as a great conversation piece or gift it to a special Mom in your life.  Class is led by Bonnie Flint.  

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
May 7Sa10:30 - 11:30 am$20April 28

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


Whimsical Birdhouses

Enjoy nature with us and get creative so you can feed wildlife at home!  Use paint and twigs with other rustic and modern items to beautify your personal birdhouse.  Class is led by K2 Kreative & Krafty.   When you register, pick up a season pass to Rogers Lakewood for just $10!   

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
May 28Sa10:00 - noon$30May 20

  • Location:  Rogers Lakewood Park, Valparaiso
  • Ages:  10+, ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult


Personalized Welcome Sign

Make your friends feel welcome with this decorative wood welcome sign!  Class is led by K2 Kreative & Krafty.   

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
June 4Sa10:30 - noon$30May 26

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  10+, ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult


Hand Print Flag

This commemorative and crafty wood project can be displayed year round to celebrate July 4th, Veteran's Day or good old fashioned patriotism.   Class is led by K2 Kreative & Krafty.   

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
July 2Sa10:30 - noon$30June 23

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  10+, ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult


DIY Dreamcatcher

Craft your way to sweet dreams.  A perfect addition to any room, let your creativity soar as you make your very own dreamcatcher.  Class is led by Bonnie Flint

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
August 6Sa10:00 - noon$20July 28

  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


Fall Wood Decor Sign

Celebrate sweater weather as you create a beautiful wood sign to make your home feel like fall.  Class is led by K2 Kreative & Krafty

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
September 24Sa10:30 - noon$30September 15


  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech Street
  • Ages:  10+, ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult


Scarecrows from Scratch

Put together your own child-sized scarecrow from the ground, up! All materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own clothes.  $30 for 1st scarecrow and $25 for each additional.  When you register, pick up a season pass to Rogers Lakewood for just $10!    

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
October 9Su1 - 2:30 pm or
2:30 - 4 pm
$30September 22


  • Location:  Butterfield Family Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park, Valparaiso
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


Pine Cone & Felt Owl

The adorable ornament your Christmas tree needs this year!  Class is led by Bonnie Flint.  

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
November 5Sa10:30 - 11:30 am$20October 27


  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech St, Valparaiso
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


Holiday Ornament Workshop

As gifts or keepsakes, DIY ornaments make the Christmas tree look so beautiful. Participants will make two globe ornaments from start to finish. Class is led by Bonnie Flint.

DateDayTimeFee
Register by
December 10Sa9:30 - 10:30 am$20
November 30


  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech St, Valparaiso
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult


Winter Decoration

Parents and kids come together to create the perfect companion for your elf-on-the-shelf.  Class is led by Bonnie Flint.  

DateDayTimeFeeRegister by
December 10Sa11:00 am - noon$20November 30


  • Location:  Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech St, Valparaiso
  • Ages:  6+, ages 6 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  1. Dan Lukes

    Adult Recreation Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6311