Friday is fast approaching and the ever present questions hovers. What fun and fabulous activities can the family find? Well here in the Bay Area it’s a weekend for creating awesome crafts. Learn how to fold up and fly paper airplanes, celebrate pride in all families with rainbow banners and flags and bring home some furry and completely original friends created with pipe cleaners. It’s a perfectly fantastic way to get those brain muscles movin’ right before the summer settles in.


San Francisco

Mogol Art Workshop
Create pets with Mogol Art. In this unique workshop, kids will learn how to transform pipe cleaners into intricate one-of-a-kind creations. Sat., 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. San Francisco. $11/General Admission. Under 2, free. Ages 8-12. Event Details.

Kids Craft Fair
Spark Studios at Ballard Works welcomes families to enjoy the Kids Craft Fair. Kiddos can choose from DIY kits of all sorts including sewing kits, felt bead necklaces, and more! Space is limited so reserve your DIY time-slot. Sun., 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. $4/DIY Kits. Ages 7 & Up. Event Details.

East Bay

Paper Airplane Day
Learn all about and then create a paper airplane at the Montclair library! This fun activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Fri., 3:00 pm. Oakland. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

Rainbow Arts Pride Week
Kids can celebrate their pride in all families by making rainbow flags, banners, sculptures and paintings all week in the Art Studio at Habitot Children’s Museum. Sat., 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Berkeley. $10/Adult. $8/Child. Under 1, free. Ages 0-5. Event Details.


Film Night In The Park: Hugo
Come down to Film Night In The Park for a screening of Hugo. This Oscar Award winning film tells the story of an orphaned boy who discovers secrets of his past, which is intertwined with a ground-breaking silent filmmaker. Popcorn, candy and sodas will be sold. Bring blankets, pillows, backrest and low chairs. Fri., 8:00 pm. Mill Valley. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

Life On The Edge: Family Night Hike & Campfire
Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and siblings to join in on an evening hike along the coast. Sort through rainbow sands, learn how rocks are formed, and dive into the world of marine animals that call the shoreline home, then gather round the campfire for family-friendly songs and stories! What’s the perfect way to end the evening? With some ooey, gooey S’mores. Pre-registration is requiredSat., 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Sausalito. $12/Per Person. Ages 5 & up. Event Details.

South Bay

Downtown San Mateo Summerfest
Everyone can join in the 1st Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest! Enjoy a variety of summertime activities while strolling through historic downtown San Mateo.The Festival will feature Arts and Crafts, Cooking Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Kids Activities and much more. Sat., 10:00 – 6:00 pm. San Mateo. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

Birth and Baby Fair
Get the latest and greatest on being a mom, becoming a parent and check out the coolest gear on the market!  Shop for unique clothing and accessories from local designers for mom & baby. Enjoy our Spa Lounge for moms created by the Spoiled Mama with mini massages by Belly Friendly.  Stay and play in the Play Area for tots. First 150 families to attend will receive a free good bag! Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Mateo. $8/Online. $10/At the Door. Kids 18 & Under are free. Event Details.

Mysterious Mr. Fox!
Ever wondered what makes the mysterious little fox so popular? Or questioned what makes many different cultures so interested in them? Come join the rangers at the Don Edwards Open Space on a journey of discovery into the world of foxes. Reservations are recommended, please call 408-262-5513 ext. 104. Sun., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Alviso. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

What crafty activities do you have planned for the weekend?

–Gabrielle Cullen

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