Monster Love! A Valentine’s Day Craft Party

YuKonstruct teamed up with SMRT Pop Ups to host a fun Valentine’s Day event at Baked Cafe & Bakery this week.

The Monster Love craft party featured fun craft kits, loot bags, love songs and delicious signature drinks.

We made great little valentine gifts:

Follow the links for the full step-by-step instructions for each project over on Instructables!

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The wonderful Baked staff served up “Shot to the Heart” cocktails, a yummy mix of alcohol, cranberry juice and apple cider, as well as a fun four-person shot ski.

Some lucky winners went home with door prizes that included all sorts of YuKonstruct goodies and even a free membership to the makerspace!

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Adam wins a sweet door prize!

Thank you to SMRT Pop Ups, the staff at Baked, our amazing volunteers and all the wonderful monster-loving folks who made the event such a success!

We’re already looking forward to the next craft party!

All-Ages Valentine’s Craft Night

Valentines Day fun for the whole family! Join us to make something special for your sweetie.

The craft projects will include robot love bugs, LED flowers, stuffed monsters and more!
Makers of all ages are welcome. Young children may require adult assistance with some projects.

This is a free drop-in event. Craft kits will be available for purchase for $5.

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Valentine Cards with the Letter Writing Club

YuKonstruct hosted a Valentine’s Day card making night with the Letter Writing Club.

We had 7 different card kits for participants to choose from, from relatively simple to fairly complex, but the most popular ones, by far, were the kits containing LEDs to make light-up valentines. The circuit stickers that made the incredible cards possible were provide by Chibitronics.

There’s still time for you to get in on the card-making action! The Letter Writing Club will be at (co)space on February 3, with card kits and typewriters for writing out your love letters.

We’re also hosting an all-ages Valentines Day themed craft night on February 11 from 6pm to 9pm. There will be lots more fun crafts for you to make for your sweetie.

Step-by-step instructions for assembling your own amazing cards are available on Instructables.

Valentines Cards – Adult Craft Night

Send some really fantastic valentines this year!

The Letter Writing Club is partnering with YuKonstruct to create cool homemade cards. Join us at the makerspace for some fun crafting cards to use at the next letter writing night at (co)space the following week (February 3).

The event is free. Kits and other materials for making cards will be on sale for you to create some truly unique cards.

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Holiday hand sewn bird ornaments

Christmas is coming up and decoration are getting put up! Are you a do-it-yourself type of decorator? Looking for a great hand crafted gift? By the end of this workshop you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful bird Christmas ornament. All materials provided. All sewing done by hand. The original pattern for this project was designed by Michael Fulkerson.

Regardless of how many birds get sewn during the workshop, you will be sent home with enough material to have a few bird ornaments to have on your tree!

About the instructor: Susan Glynn-Morris is not an expert seamstress, but that’s what makes this sewing project so great – you don’t have to be! After 40+ birds she has worked out the kinks and managed to produce some beautiful ornaments. And you can too!

$15 for members $20 for non-members

Maximum 15 participants

Halloween Craft Night!

Looking to spruce up your treat bags? Want to make your own decorations for the doorstep?

Come make Halloween themed crafts with your family! Yukonstruct will have kits with fun fur, big googly eyes, colourful felts and sewing supplies. We will also have kits to create your own LED decorations!

Instructors: Allison is a Halloween enthusiast with lots of experience making her own award winning costumes and fun decorative crafts. Adria is new to Yukonstruct and eager to jump into all the fun projects. She is a creative person who likes to work with various craft materials.

$5 for each kit includes materials for your handmade Halloween crafts. Drop in anytime between 6pm and 9pm. This event is open to all ages.

Bird Mobiles – Sewn by Hand

Spring is just around the corner, crazy, right?! Are you or someone you know expecting a baby? Looking for a great hand crafted gift? By the end of this workshop you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful bird mobile.

All materials provided. All sewing done by hand. The original pattern for this project was designed by Michael Fulkerson.

About the instructor: Susan Glynn-Morris is not an expert seamstress, but that’s what makes this sewing project so great – you don’t have to be! After 40+ birds she has worked out the kinks and managed to produce some beautiful mobiles. And you can too!

$15 for members $20 for non-members

Maximum 15 participants

DIY Disability Aids

Have a friend or relative with mobility or arthritic issues? Learn how to make their life easier by making simple aids that you can complete and take away in this 3 hour workshop. Several small projects will be presented and taught so you can create the aid that is best suited for their needs.

Sandy Peacock lived in rural Yukon for 30 years and loves to teach workshops.

Min: 6 Max: 12 Participants

Click here to register and pay using Eventbrite

Holiday Craft Night

Looking to get a jump-start on your holiday crafting? Come make holiday decorations and help YuKonstruct prepare for the Winterval Santa Clause Parade. Learn to make spiky starburst ornaments, folded paper stars, and 8-bit decorations from fusible beads.

Instructor: Judith Voswinkel is a creative person who likes to work with various media including sewing, knitting, beading, drawing and other paper crafts.  She has been making these stars since elementary school and still loves them.

$5 admission covers the costs of materials for your handmade ornaments. Drop in anytime between 6pm and 9pm. This event is open to all ages.

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