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Creating hands-on holiday crafts

KIDS OF ALL AGES can make holiday crafts at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s Holiday Make-in on Sunday, Nov. 17. Submitted photo

KIDS OF ALL AGES can make holiday crafts at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s Holiday Make-in on Sunday, Nov. 17. Submitted photo

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The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) invites all to its second annual Holiday Make-in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

Experience a full day of inspired, old-school, hand-made, crazy fun for the whole family. There will be multiple art-making stations, hosted by local artists, throughout the museum featuring a wide range of hands-on projects to spice up and warm your home for the holiday.

Margie Maynard, the museum’s director of education and public programs, said, “I love this event because I meet so many great families and it’s a special privilege to be part of their time together, hear them talk about their choices, see them help one another through a tricky part, and take delight in what they made. All in all it’s a pretty great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”

Some of the cool, creative projects at the Holiday Make-in are fall leaf mandalas, gratitude books, stitched-felt leaf garlands, 3-D paper stars, painted ceramic ornaments, unique sewing and knitting projects and much more. Local artists who will be on hand to lead activities and encourage participants to unleash their wild, creative side include Jill Valavanis, Diane Egger-Bovet, Natasha Drengson, Samantha Buller and Deborah Colotti.

Admission is free for kids while there’s a $5-to-$10 suggested donation for adults. SVMA Holiday Make-in is sponsored by the Sonoma Vintners and Growers Association and Wine Country Weekend.

The museum is located at 551 Broadway and is open to the general public during exhibitions Wednesday through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for individuals, free to the public on Wednesdays and always free to members. For details, call 939-7862. Join online at svma.org.