Make and Take

Explore the world of historic trades at Conner Prairie’s daily Make and Take stations.

Stop by our Make and Take stations to enjoy short session craft activities. Have fun making many different types of crafts and activities like carpentry, candle making, jewelry making, cooking, and much more. All tools and materials are included.

Price: $5
No reservations required.
Ages vary depending on the activity.

Ages 4+

Bead Bracelet

Bead Bracelet

Learn how beads were an important part of the fur trade. Choose from a variety of authentically styled beads as you piece together an attractive bracelet to take home.
Daily, April 1-May 31, 3-4 p.m.

Tile Make Take 600x400

Candle Dipping

Guests will experience what it took to make candles for lighting. Guests will have the opportunity to hand-dip a beeswax candle to take home.
Daily, April 1-May 31, and September 1-November 1, 30 minute sessions, 3-4:30 p.m.

Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving

Learn simple basket-making skills as you weave a small reed basket at the Loom House. We'll show you how to use wet reed, scissors, and learn basic weaving technique to build a simple basket from start to finish.
Daily, April 1-30, 2 p.m. (one session per day)

McClure Tool Tote

Work with the Woodwright in Prairietown to make a small tool tote without any nails. Using pre-made pieces, we'll show you how to use a mallet and wood biscuits to build your tool tote.
Saturdays and Sundays in May, 11 a.m. (one session per day)

Ages 6+

Circuit Bug

Circuit Bugs

Learn some of the the basics of electrical circuitry by creating your very own, unique Circuit Bug. We'll take you step by step, and explain basic properties of electricity as we build these cute little light up "insects".
Saturdays and Sundays in March, 11:30 a.m. (two 30-45 minute sessions)

Ages 8+

Copper Bracelet

Copper Bracelets

Find out about humanity’s ancient connection to copper working as you use simple tools to hammer form and texture a simple copper bracelet. Ages 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Daily, June-July, (30 minute sessions start at 10:30 a.m., with the last session beginning 4 p.m.)

Pewter Jewelry

Pewter Pendant

Discover the fascinating art of metal casting! Select from a variety of pendant designs and make your own wearable creation. Ages 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Daily in June, 3:30-4:30 p.m.