We have a wonderful library program here in Cook and the theme this year is “Paws to Read.”
I have volunteered to be the project/craft lady. Go me =)
As slightly overwhelming as this is, I am also excited about making some pretty neato things. My main goal is to make things that will not immediately go into the trash can. Things that the kids are excited to make and things that the adults will be glad their kids made. We will be making useful and awesome stuff this summer!
The first week we made bags for the kids to carry their library books in. I looked on amazon.com for some bags that we could use that were also fairly priced. No such product existed since the ones that were about a dollar each had terrible reviews, I guess you get what you pay for.
Sooooooo, I went to our local thrift store and they kindly donated a bag of t-shirts.
I then sewed the bottoms of the bags shut and cut off the arms and neck of the shirt. Then the kids got to stamp on the shirt and perhaps their library books will get back to the library since the kids are so so so excited to be able to use their new book bag. That is the hope at least =)
The next week we made a dog toy out of t-shirts:
Then we stamped on dog tags:
Last week we painted rocks:
This morning we made a mad lib timeline! It was very fun and the kids maybe even learned about adverbs and adjectives. Their craft is now hanging in the library, to show off their beautiful work hopefully get more kids excited reading.
So if you are local, come on over the Library at 10:30 and lets get crafty! Next week the awesome and funny DNR guy is coming to teach us about the kind of prints that animals make.
We even get to climb trees!