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Photos: Provo Craft helps Primary Children's patients make Halloween masks

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25 2012 4:42 p.m. MDT

Primary Children's Medical Center patient Matt Goodworth tries on his newly made Halloween mask as Provo Craft hosted a hands-on crafting event at the hospital in Salt Lake City Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Provo Craft on Tuesday hosted a hands-on crafting event for patients at Primary Children's Medical Center to help them make Halloween masks using the Cricut Mini cutting machine.  

Arts and crafts is a reassuring and orienting experience that helps kids cope with the challenges often associated with long-term hospital care, according to Holly Moss-Rosen, certified child life specialist. Crafting projects help kids express their creativity, and gives a sense of control and choice in an unfamiliar environment.

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