Thursday, July 15, 2010

Making creations from egg cartons @ WBCL

Posted by PicasaWhat a fun project this turned out to be! The library gets so many egg cartons donated that we are always looking for more things to do with them than use them for paint pots. We got a great book to use as the basis for this project: Look what you can make with egg cartons, edited by Betsy Ochester. 

Creativity and imagination combined with the wealth of supplies on hand really produced results and such a variety. Very popular was the helicopter with a moving propeller. We have my volunteer to thank for helping the kids make it work and spin. Quite a number of creature treasure boxes, as did chicks in baskets, all kinds of critters and an alligator on the beach complete with palm tree. One lucky grandma is getting a bouquet of flowers in a custom vase.

The Family Arts & Crafts group meets at the Wells Branch Community Library every Wednesday night at 6 pm taught by Dianne Koehler. The program lets us turn donations and imagination into great projects. We are pleased to have our new orange aprons from our local Home Depot to wear.

you may also want to take a look at the new Art & crafts database the library recently subscribed to for the patrons. check  the website for details.
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