Area children will have the opportunity to make recycled art as part of the annual Make and Take Craft Fair this Friday at the Woodward County Fairgrounds.

The fair will offer both a morning session from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The fair is free for children ages 5 to 13 from Woodward and surrounding areas.

"We break them into groups by ages. They have a few crafts to do," Christi Waggoner, organizer of the fair, said.

Each session crafts will include making bird feeders out of toilet paper rolls or bagels, a parachute out of film canisters, ocean scenery out of CDs and mini wind socks.

"A lot of crafts are recycled items you can find around the house. They might be able to go home and do it with family or friends," Waggoner said.

In addition to taking home whatever crafts they complete, she said, "each child will walk away with a door prize."

Instead of charging a fee for participation in the craft fair, Waggoner asks each child to bring a non-perishable or toiletry item to be donated.

"It is the slow time of the year. We usually split the items between the homeless shelter and the food pantry. It isn't around the holidays so donations are slow," Waggoner said.

Parents need to pre-register their children for the craft fair by calling Waggoner at 571-7138.

"If I don't answer leave the age of child, name of child and if they want the a.m. or p.m. session," she said.

The event is also still in need of volunteers. Those wishing to volunteer can contact Waggoner at the same number.

"If there are students who need volunteer hours for like an honor society, I can sign a paper for them," she said.


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