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Crankie Boxes!

Course Overview

Come learn the rich and wonderful craft of crankie boxes. They have roots dating back to the 19th century America and are a visual storytelling device. A moving panorama is illustrated on a scroll then mounted inside a box and played using two spools. Families will learn a brief history of crankies, see different types of boxes, and leave with one crankie box to create a story of their own. Drawing skills aren’t required but an interest is helpful. Tuition covers an adult-child pair. Kids 7-12 and their adult will work on one crankie box together.

Session Information

This course is part of Family Weekend, which features a variety of kid and family friendly activities. Check out the event page for more details!


Fri, Oct 20th, 2023

Course Details

Hours: 9am-Noon
Tuition: $25.00
Materials fee: $10.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Laura Korynta
Laura Korynta
St. Paul, MN

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Crankie Boxes!