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

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2015 8:35 a.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) 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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