As warm weather starts to return, it's time to put winter behind and welcome the spring. Fort Riley's Hobby Studio, 6918 Trooper Drive, is doing their part by offering three classes for children and adults to make spring- and Easter-related crafts.
Beginning with a wreath making class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 to 20. In this class, which will cost $20, adults and teens ages 16 and older will get the materials and instructions to make a spring wreath.
"They're going to get a 10-inch wreath and they will be able to cut up strips of fabric and tie it onto the wreath and make their own designs," said Brandi Tomlinson, acting manager.
From 4 to 6 p.m. those same days, children can come in and for $3 per child can make a bunny finger puppet, Thomlinson said. The puppet is made from felt and suitable for children ages 2 and older.
The third spring project is for the birds -- literally.
From 4 to 6 p.m. April 25 to 27, children will have one of two bird projects to work on depending on their age. These projects cost $5 per child.
Those younger than 14 will have recycled materials to turn into a birdfeeder. They will have assistance in cutting out parts of milk or water jugs to make the openings for the seed. The children can then decorate them any way they want.
The older children will be given wooden birdhouse pieces to assemble and decorate.
"Everything will be precut out so that they don't need the workshop safety class or anything like that," she said. "We'll help them get them all put together and if they want to paint them, they can or if they just want to leave them as woods. That's perfectly fine as well."
Tomlinson said parents are asked to stay with their children who are younger than 16 years old during the youth classes.
"It's a fun way for kids and parents come in and work on crafts together," she said.