Hands on History

Inspiring creativity through historic crafts


Parties for Girls

Bring your little princess and 5-15 of her friends to celebrate her special day!  At these parties, each girl will make some a craft project chosen by the birthday girl.  (We can customize a party based on your favorite American Girl Doll too!)   
Some of the craft possibilities include: 

  • a basket
  • decoupage box
  • "stained glass" jar
  • wool felted pouch
  • wool felted ball
  • sheep ornament
  • tie dyed shirts (additional cost)

A visit to the sheep pasture, and our Donkey Scarlet for picture taking, and a craft complete this 2 hour party.

Of course there is also time to open presents and play a game or two.

The price is $10.00 per girl.

(Recommended ages:  5-12)

**You provide the cake and any other refreshments of your choice.**

We also offer Create-A-Friend dolls and stuffed animals for a birthday party option as well.  See our doll making page for all prices and options.    

Field Trips for Summer Day Camps

A fun day a Swan Bay

Are you looking for a fun, educational, and creative field trip for your day campers this summer? 

We  offer the same craft possibilities as our party options as well as making tie-dyed t-shirts, a visit to the sheep pasture, a tour of a 1931 gas station and car show room, and a demonstration in spinning and weaving in the Colonial era.  We  have a shaded picnic paviolion that seats up to 80 guests, and multiple air-conditioned classrooms for craft-making and demonstration viewing areas.  We can accommodate up to fifty campers at a time, plus counselors and staff. 

The price for a two-hour personalized field trip is $6.00 per child.  Campers in the past have also made stuffed animals* and tie-dyed t-shirts for an additional cost. 

(*discounts available for stuffed animals for parties of 15 or more.)  

For further information, contact Niki at 609-652-0366.