Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween February Take Home Craft (2021)

These went QUICK! I bought a pack of back up crafts a few months ago when I realized we were going through 20+ crafts a month. Unfortunately, the cross stitched hearts were discontinued so I replaced them with sequin valentine ornament kits. And those are now sold out. Make sure you plan ahead for these…… Continue reading Teen/Tween February Take Home Craft (2021)

Crafts · Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club · story time

February Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club ONLINE (2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SK5E0jGg4Y&t=1s We’ve been getting a lot of requests from our patrons for more take home crafts. So I decided to do something a little bit different and start an online picture book arts & crafts club! Every month I’ll make a video where I read a book and do a related craft with the kids.…… Continue reading February Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club ONLINE (2021)

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween January Take Home Craft (2021)

How cute are these little ones? Again, I got craft kits from Oriental Trading. Unfortunately, these particular bears are sold out at the moment but check out their other craft kits! They’ve been really popular with our teens the past few months. I’ve already given out nine and we have lots of January left!

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween December Take Home Craft (2020)

How cute are these? They’re ornaments but don’t scream CHRISTMAS! They came individually wrapped from Oriental Trading and are perfect for both pandemic germ control and librarian time savings! I put each individual pack in a brown lunch bag to make them easier to distribute; included a flyer about our new subscription boxes (more on…… Continue reading Teen/Tween December Take Home Craft (2020)

Crafts · Special Events

New Year’s Eve — Party in a Bag!

I got the idea for a NYE “party in a bag” from a librarian in a Facebook group! I thought it sounded like such a fun idea and take home bags/crafts are really popular at my library. I wanted to include a variety of activities that could work for a wide range of ages and…… Continue reading New Year’s Eve — Party in a Bag!

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween November Take Home Craft (2020)

I’ve discovered the secret for teen take home craft participation! Order from Oriental Trading and they will come. These crafts were PERFECT. Cute for any teenagers bedroom in the fall AND they came individually wrapped! I put each individual pack in a brown lunch bag to make them easier to distribute and that was it!…… Continue reading Teen/Tween November Take Home Craft (2020)

Crafts · Teen

Teen/Tween October Take Home Craft (2020)

Aren’t these adorable?? I got the idea (and picture!) from Smart School House. I bought green tealights on Amazon. They were actually white with green lights but when they’re turned on, they make the whole thing glow green so they worked pretty well. I would have preferred the awesome green sparkly ones in the picture…… Continue reading Teen/Tween October Take Home Craft (2020)

Crafts · story time

Seashell Flannel

To prep for my Beach Story Time next week, I decided to create a seashell flannel. I Googled “seashell patterns” and got a link to this great site. I printed out her patterns, cut them out, and used them to trace our shells onto the flannel using a thick Sharpie to get a good outline.…… Continue reading Seashell Flannel