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Holiday Workshops at Toybrary Austin

This fall, we will be holding a series of holiday-themed workshops at Toybrary Austin for ages 2 to 5 and their parents. Join us for art projects, stories, games, and spooky/thankful/merry fun!


On October 31, come celebrate Halloween with us at our Make a Monster workshop. This is a very basic sewing project, perfect for ages 2 to 5! We will create our very own cuddly creatures, listen to a not-so-spooky Halloween story, and play a monster-themed game.

This is not a messy project, so feel free to come in costume!

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On November 21, you and your child can work together to make a Thanksgiving centerpiece for your holiday table. Come stuff and decorate an adorable bean bag turkey, hear a Thanksgiving-themed story, play a game, and create some memories together. You’ll be thankful you did!

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On December 6, it’s the first in our Santa’s Workshop series at Toybrary Austin. You and your 2- to 5-year-old child can create original ornaments for your Christmas tree. We will be working with clay and lots of sparkly things! There will also be a Christmas-themed story time and games. Ho ho ho!

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Printmaking project from Santa's Workshop and Art and Active Play.

On December 10, you and your 2- to 5-year-old child can make like an elf! Come to Toybrary Austin at 10:00am to create unique gift bags and cards to personalize holiday giving. We will learn some basic block printing skills, enjoy a Christmas-themed storytime, and play some festive games. See you there!

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Photo snowglobes from Santa's Workshop.

On December 17, you and your 2- to 5-year-old can create photo keepsakes to give as gifts or add to your holiday décor. Bring in photos of your little one or take some at the workshop (a camera and printer will be provided). Parents will use the photos to make snowglobes while the kids create their own photo ornaments, listen to a Christmas-themed story, and play a festive game.

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If you purchased a 6 Class Pass that has not yet expired, please contact us at or (512) 297-5214 to receive credit toward these workshops.

Drop-In Playtimes

Come on in and play! On October 1, 8, and 16 we will be open from 9:00am until 12:00pm, and on October 6 we will be open from 2:00 to 5:00 for your child to come by and try an art project, play with our toys and active play equipment, and run free in our studio space. Drop in at any time during those hours and stay until your little one is tuckered out (or until we close, whichever comes first). This will be unstructured time for your child to play and explore before we say good-bye to our current location. Recommended for ages 5 and under. The cost is $6 per child.  You may pay at the door or register in advance so you don’t have to juggle credit cards, waiver forms, etc., when you arrive.

If you purchased a 6 Class Pass that has not yet expired, contact us at or (512) 297-5214 to get credit toward Drop-In Playtime.

Class changes

Rhythm and Dance is cancelled this Sunday, September 1st. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Art and Active Play on Friday, September 6th, will begin at 10:15. Hope to see you there!

Remaining Class Schedule

We are wrapping up classes at our current location. Here is a summary of our remaining classes:

August 14: Preschool Perfoming Arts meets for the last time

August 15: Family Yoga meets for the last time

August 16: Art and Active Play meets as usual

August 18: Rhythm and Dance meets as usual

August 19 – 23: Move Make Create closed, no classes meet

August 25 – September 29: Rhythm and Dance and Art and Active Play meet as usual.

We are working on scheduling a yoga class in September and opening a new location. We’ll keep you posted!

Special Summer Class: Preschool Performing Arts

Now through August 16, join us for a special parent/child class: Preschool Performing Arts! Combining acting games, music, and movement, this class will give children age 2 to 6 and their siblings an outlet for their amazing imaginations. They will explore the jungle, outer space, and under the sea. They will create props, play games, act out stories, and improvise their own. They will improve their motor skills, self expression, and self confidence.

Wednesday’s class will meet from 11:00 to 11:45 and is taught by Lindsey Ervi. Friday’s class will also meet from 11:00 to 11:45 and is taught by Lauren Ordeneaux.

 Let’s play together! 

No Classes July 3 or 4

We are closed today and tomorrow for the 4th of July holiday, but please join us Friday, July 5th, for Art and Active Play at 10 am and Preschool Performing Arts at 11:00!