Discover ways that you can make your celebrations more sustainable with homemade gifts, ornaments, wrapping paper, and healthy treats! Join OMSI and local community partners as we explore ways to help you have a smaller environmental footprint during the holiday season. We are excited to have such a diverse collection of activities happening during the day as well as some fun stage demos.
Make your own delicious, delightful modeling chocolate ornament.
Find out your many options for recycling your holiday tree and wreaths with the City of Portland.
Make your own bookmarks using materials you can find at your own home.
Create a wreath using natural materials from your own backyard.
Learn to Crochet using Plastic Bags
Beginner basics including hooks, yarn and stitches.
Use ploymer clay to decorate an old jar and find a new use for it.
Use popsicle sticks and other reclycled materials to make cute trees.
Recycle your old t-shirts into fashionable bracelets, use old puzzle pieces to make friendships necklaces and make fun, new earrings with old film strips.
A salt scrub makes your skin feel nice but they can be expensive. Luckily there is an easy way to make a salt scrub at home and all you need is a few household products.
Try your hand at sewing with simple projects using repurposed fabric. Learn how to use a sewing machine and select the right needle and thread.
From soap and shampoo to lotions and balms, see how Sellwood Soap Company makes it all without preservatives or detergents. Stop by for DIY recipes and a class schedule and learn how to make your own.
Take old bottle caps and turn them into snowmen or reuse your old paint swatches and make them into tree ornaments.
Make a new toy out of recycled materials.
11:00am: How to Make a Pinata with Nelda Reyes
1:00pm: Story Time with Multnomah County Library
1:30pm: Capoeira Demonstration with the International Capoeira Angola Foundation
2:30pm: All Natural Lotion Bars with Sellwood Soap Company
3:00pm: Homemade Eggnog with Veronika Nunez