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Families are invited to create noisemakers, snowman pictures, paper pictograph posters and other crafts on Jan. 6 as part of the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex's second annual "Out with the old, in with the new" winter crafting extravaganza.

The event kicks off the Moundsville museum's 2013 season of family programs. From noon to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to have fun making crafts in the museum's Activity Room. Visitors will use seeds, corn kernels and small pieces of wood to transform plastic water bottles into rattles that they can decorate with ribbons, tape and other items that have been saved in the museum's closets. Other odds and ends will be combined to make snowman pictures. A supply of brown craft paper will be transformed into simulated rock paintings known as pictographs using natural pigments ground on sandstone slabs. Some craft supplies may be limited, but there will be plenty on hand to keep the museum's Activity Room humming all afternoon.

This will also be the last weekend of the "Seed Ornament" craft activity at the museum's Discovery Table, as well as the museum's "Interpretive Garden Holiday Tree" decorated with produce from the museum's Interpretive Garden, which will be on display through Jan. 14.

"These activities encourage hands-on craft making, and they are fun interactive activities for the entire family," said David Rotenizer, site manager at Grave Creek. 

For an "in with the new" preview of the coming year, visitors also can pick up the museum's new calendar of family programs.

For information about this or any other programs at Grave Creek Mound, contact Andrea Keller, cultural program coordinator at Grave Creek Mound, at304-843-4128 or email her at Andrea.K.Keller@wv.gov.