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Youth Handcraft Programs

Make and play!

Make something beautiful and useful in youth only workshops! 

Taking inspiration from the Swedish tradition of slöjd, or handcraft, ASI’s Youth Handcraft classes guide children and teens through making beautiful and useful objects while working with new materials. Our monthly Starting with Slöjd programs for young makers in grades K-3 and our Youth Handcraft workshops for grades 4-12 take a break during the summer months to make way for the Summer Slöjd series – register for one or all five workshops!

More youth programs at ASI

Events

  • summer slojd

    Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series: Eco-Print A Bandana

    • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    In Eco-Print A Bandana, you'll use leaves, flowers and other natural materials to print a cotton bandana with colorful patterns. Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series Join the American Swedish Institute for our Wednesday afternoon Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series. Taking inspiration from the Swedish tradition of slöjd, or handcraft, young makers will make beautiful and useful objects while working with new materials. This summer, we explore projects using natural materials and recycled elements.
    Cost: $10 ASI member youth / $15 non-member youth
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • Nordic Cooking Day Camp

    Nordic Cooking and Culture Day Camp

    • Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Nordic Cooking and Culture Day Camp Don your aprons and get ready to explore Nordic cooking and culture as we roll out tasty new treats!  ASI's Summer Day Camp Program:
    Cost: $50 ASI member child / $60 non-member child
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • kids at the castle cabin creatures

    Kids at the Castle: Cabin Creatures

    • Friday, July 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Make a morning playdate at the American Swedish Institute! This month we're looking at the animals we find in Minnesota – rascally raccoons, busy beavers, diving ducks – with story time, museum exploration and crafts! Also on Saturday, July 20, 9-10 a.m.
    Cost: $8 per family. Registration not required.
  • kids at the castle cabin creatures

    Kids at the Castle: Cabin Creatures

    • Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Make a morning playdate at the American Swedish Institute! This month we're looking at the animals we find in Minnesota – rascally raccoons, busy beavers, diving ducks – with story time, museum exploration and crafts! Also on Friday, July 19, 9-10 a.m.
    Cost: $8 per family. Registration not required.
  • Youth Handcraft

    Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series: Try out Backstrap Weaving

    • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    In Try out Backstrap Weaving, you'll get started with backstrap weaving to make a bookmark or belt. Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series Join the American Swedish Institute for our Wednesday afternoon Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series. Taking inspiration from the Swedish tradition of slöjd, or handcraft, young makers will make beautiful and useful objects while working with new materials. This summer, we explore projects using natural materials and recycled elements.
    Cost: $10 ASI member youth / $15 non-member youth
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • viking day camp

    Viking Day Camp

    • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Viking Day Camp Sail away to the world of the Vikings. Build Viking ships, learn the geography of the Nordic region and discover the mystery of runestones – all while having fun!  Viking Day Camp also offered on July 11 and August 8. ASI's Summer Day Camp Program:
    Cost: $50 ASI member child / $60 non-member child
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • babies at the castle

    Babies at the Castle

    • Friday, July 26, 2019 - 9:15am to 10:00am
    Calling all Mamma Meet-ups, Latte Papas, Grandparents and Nannies! ASI's carrier tours for baby and caregiver will immerse you and your young one in ASI’s newest exhibition, The Vikings Begin. Tours are about 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of sensory play. Designed for babies up to 15 months. Other Babies at the Castle dates:
    Cost: $15 for caregiver and baby
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • Suncatcher

    Summer Slöjd Youth Handcraft Series: Design A Glass Suncatcher

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    In Design A Glass Suncatcher, you'll create a design for a beautiful glass suncatcher, which will be fused after class and returned a few weeks later.
    Cost: $10 ASI member youth / $15 non-member youth
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • pippi camp

    Pippi Day Camp

    • Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Pippi Day Camp The world’s favorite red-headed heroine is the inspiration for this day of adventure! Campers are encouraged to dress like Pippi Longstocking or her friends. ASI's Summer Day Camp Program:
    Cost: $50 ASI member child / $60 non-member child
    or For information, call 612-871-4907
  • v for viking preschool

    Preschool Program – V for Viking

    • Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Grab your shields and your swords – the vast seas await our littlest Viking explorers! ASI's Preschool Program Explore Swedish (and Swedish-American) traditions with your little one. Topics will be explored through creative storytelling, music, art and more. Together, we’ll answer the questions of “What do Swedish families do throughout the year?” and “Why do they do it?” This program is specifically designed for children ages 3-5 and their important adults. Adult accompaniment is required (limit 2 adults per child).
    Cost: $15 ASI member child / $20 non-member child / Adults free
    or For information, call 612-871-4907

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