Let’s enjoy the cool park day with a fun craft – Leatherworking! Kids and parents will hammer letters and other impressions into leather that we first moisten with water to soften it up. It’s very gratifying to stamp into leather, because you get immediate results. And I have all the supplies: hammers, stamps, sponges, industrial scissors and safety goggles for those who want to wear them (however, unlike woodworking, nothing will fly up into your child’s face).
We first got into it at the Renaissance Fest in the photos. I do not have nearly as many stamps as they did, but we have the alphabet and numbers, Leather punches, and about a half dozen nifty stamps. If you have any leather cording to string up your pieces into purses, wallets, or bracelets, bring them, or just buy them later at any Michael’s or Joannes.