Holiday Craft and Gift-Making Programs for Children

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Santa’s Workshop Tea for Children

Dec. 1 – Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham. 4-5:30 p.m. $55/child, $195/family of four. Families decorate a gingerbread house and enjoy specialty treats and drinks. Santa shares traditional holiday stories. Purchase tickets online. tfsnc.org/events/14th-annual-gingerbread-benefit

Kidzu’s Gingerbread House Making Workshop

Dec. 1 and 10 – Kidzu Children’s Museum, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Dec. 10, 1-2 p.m. $25/house. Decorate a gingerbread house and enjoy a hot chocolate bar. Ages 4 and older with family. Register online. kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/program/gingerbread-house-decorating

Cookie Houses

Dec. 1-10 – Wake County Public Libraries. See website for library locations and times. Free. School-age children and their families create a holiday cookie house. All materials provided. Register online. wakegov.com/libraries

Breakfast With Mrs. Claus

Dec. 3, 10 and 17 – Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Rd., Cary. 9-10 a.m. Free. Join Mrs. Claus for breakfast and a short story. Complete a holiday craft. Register online. gardensupplyco.com

Holiday Wreath Making

Dec. 3 – Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh. 2-3 p.m. $5/person. Make holiday wreaths using materials from nature and enjoy hot chocolate. Ages 5 and older with adult. Register online. Choose course #194797. reclink.raleighnc.gov

Santa’s Workshop: Ornament Making

Dec. 3, 10 and 17 – Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Ste. 132, Durham. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Make a holiday ornament with the Durham Arts Council. northgatemall.com

Time for Tots: Moravian Traditions

Dec. 6 – North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 10-10:45 a.m. $1/member, $3/nonmember. Learn about the Moravians’ special holiday traditions and make a candleholder to take home. Ages 3-5 with adult. Register online. NCMOH-programs.com

History Corner: Sugar and Spice

Dec. 7 – North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 10-11 a.m. $1/member, $3/nonmember. Discover how gingerbread came to North Carolina. Listen to a story and make a ginger-y craft. Ages 6-9. Register online. NCMOH-programs.com

Family Art Workshop: Holiday Creations

Dec. 9 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-noon. $5/member, $7/nonmember. Parent and child make holiday crafts using materials from the garden. Drop-in program. Register online. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1333

Holiday Gifts From Nature

Dec. 10 – Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh. 2-4 p.m. $5/person. Create gifts for friends and family using items found in nature. Enjoy hot chocolate. Ages 6-12 with adult. Register online. Choose course #194798. reclink.raleighnc.gov

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

Dec. 10 and 17 – Family Preschool, 4907 Garrett Rd., Durham. 11 a.m. (allergy-free workshop), 2 p.m. $40/house. Make memories by creating a gingerbread house with freshly baked gingerbread, handmade icing and candy. Purchase tickets online. familypreschool.org/gingerbread

Gingerbread Jamboree

Dec. 10 – Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $12/member, $15/nonmember; $20/house. Make a keepsake gingerbread house. Purchase tickets online. marbleskidsmuseum.org/gingerbreadjamboree

Kidzu Wonder Workshop and Breakfast

Dec. 10 – Kidzu Children’s Museum, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 8-10 a.m. $35/child, $15/adult. Parent and child create holiday gifts and treats for friends and family. Register online. kidzuchildrensmuseum.org/event/wonder-workshop-breakfast

Decorating for Animals

Dec. 13 – Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh. 10-11 a.m. $3/person. Make bird-friendly ornaments and read a story. Take home an ornament for a yard. Ages 3-5 with adult. Register online. Choose course #194837.  reclink.raleighnc.gov

Connect & Create: Small Paintings with Ryan Fox

Dec. 17 – Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-noon. $15/nonmember, $10/member. Create handmade gifts and small paintings for the holidays with artist Ryan Fox. Register online. artspacenc.org

The Ingalls’ Long Winter

Dec. 19 – Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. $2/person. Learn what the Ingalls family did to survive one especially long winter and how they celebrated Christmas. Taste an old-fashioned peppermint candy stick and make a holiday craft. Wear a pioneer outfit. Ages 7 and older with adult. Register online. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill

Nature Lab: Kids Get Holiday Crafty

Dec. 22 – Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $16/child. Kids enjoy holiday crafting, hiking and games. Ages 6-12. Meet at the Park Office. Register online. wakegov.com/parks/harrislake

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