Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snowman mini-books @ WBCL

This was a fun project for all and how creative they were! We started with regular Altoids containers and a long strip of paper. I pre-cut a thick piece of blue felt for the base and gave everyone a selection of felt to make the snowman--white, black, orange--and leftover sequins from the holidays. Each person drew thier snowman then cut out the pieces and decorated them to suit. They added top hats and brooms, neckties and buttons.

On the inside we created a fold-out story book from colored legal size paper. I cut the sheets to the right height but the group had to fit corners and do all the folding to fit the cans. We had leftover funfoam snowmen to use on the book cover. The book pages can be fixed into the bottom of the can with double back tape but most were not ready and like the idea of just keeping the book in the can and writing the story. One of the girls had 4-5 pages done before they left Wednesday night.

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 donated or recyclable materials and imagination into great projects.

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

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