Fun craft Ideas that are
quick & inexpensive!
Dynamic Children’s Programming Workshop
Abilene Public Library – www.abilene...
 CRAFTS TO TIE INTO STORIES
 Go Away, Big Green Monster
 Elmer
 Rise of the Guardians – William Joyce
 MAKE & TAKE CR...
Materials:
 Felt – green, blue,
black, yellow, red,
purple, white;
regular or stiff
 Glue
 Scissors
 Velcro (optional)...
Materials:
 Elmer coloring
sheet or blank
paper to draw on
 Tissue in various
colors
 Glue
 Wiggle eyes
 Scissors
You...
Materials:
 Toilet paper rolls
 Duct tape in
various colors
 Craft knife
Materials:
 Pattern
 Card Stock
 Small brads
 Yarn or string
 Scissors
http://thecreativeplace.blogspot.com/2009/10/t...
Materials:
 Giant craft sticks
 Markers
 Tape
 Picture examples
Materials:
 Snake template
 Crayons/markers
 Tape
 scissors
http://www.mrprintables.com/finger-puppets-snakes.html
Materials:
 Stick gum
 Smarties candy
 Life Savers candy
 Rubber band
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Candy-Airplanes
Materials:
 Strips of paper in
various colors
 Scissors
 Glue
http://www.myhappycrafts.com/penguin-craft-for-a-
winter-...
Materials:
 Small square of
card stock
 Yarn in various
colors
 Wiggle eyes
 Craft foam
http://www.artprojectsforkids....
Materials:
 Paper plates
 Scissors
 Yarn
 Decorations
 Jewels, stickers,
beads
 Crayons, markers
 Feathers
http://w...
Materials:
 Coffee filters
 Markers
 Spray bottle with
water
 Pipe cleaners
http://www.kinderart.com/crafts/butterfly....
Materials:
 Perler beads
 Embroidery thread
 Parchment paper
 Iron
 Ironing board
http://www.perlerbeads.co.za/jewell...
The internet has a wealth of information.
Even if a project looks too complicated or
expensive, think about how you can mo...
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The Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas presents several craft examples with links for use in creating successful programs for children in a library setting.

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Crafting 101 - Dynamic Children's Programming

  1. 1. Fun craft Ideas that are quick & inexpensive! Dynamic Children’s Programming Workshop Abilene Public Library – www.abilenetx.com/apl March 17, 2014 Presented by Kelsie Nygren Library Assistant II Main Library
  2. 2.  CRAFTS TO TIE INTO STORIES  Go Away, Big Green Monster  Elmer  Rise of the Guardians – William Joyce  MAKE & TAKE CRAFTS  Paper Lanterns  Craft Stick Characters & Puzzles  Finger Snakes  Candy Airplanes  CRAFTS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS  Paper Penguins & other animals  Yarn Monsters  Dream Catchers  Coffee Filter Butterflies  Melted Bead Bracelets
  3. 3. Materials:  Felt – green, blue, black, yellow, red, purple, white; regular or stiff  Glue  Scissors  Velcro (optional) http://littlegenegreenbean.blogspot.com/2010/09/go- away-big-green-monster-felt-story.html
  4. 4. Materials:  Elmer coloring sheet or blank paper to draw on  Tissue in various colors  Glue  Wiggle eyes  Scissors You can google “Elmer” to find coloring sheets, or print out any blank picture of an elephant.
  5. 5. Materials:  Toilet paper rolls  Duct tape in various colors  Craft knife
  6. 6. Materials:  Pattern  Card Stock  Small brads  Yarn or string  Scissors http://thecreativeplace.blogspot.com/2009/10/tuesday- tutorial-paper-lantern.html
  7. 7. Materials:  Giant craft sticks  Markers  Tape  Picture examples
  8. 8. Materials:  Snake template  Crayons/markers  Tape  scissors http://www.mrprintables.com/finger-puppets-snakes.html
  9. 9. Materials:  Stick gum  Smarties candy  Life Savers candy  Rubber band http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Candy-Airplanes
  10. 10. Materials:  Strips of paper in various colors  Scissors  Glue http://www.myhappycrafts.com/penguin-craft-for-a- winter-recycling-craft-made-of-toilet-paper-rolls/
  11. 11. Materials:  Small square of card stock  Yarn in various colors  Wiggle eyes  Craft foam http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2008/12/pom-pom- yarn-balls.html
  12. 12. Materials:  Paper plates  Scissors  Yarn  Decorations  Jewels, stickers, beads  Crayons, markers  Feathers http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/dream- catcher/
  13. 13. Materials:  Coffee filters  Markers  Spray bottle with water  Pipe cleaners http://www.kinderart.com/crafts/butterfly.shtml
  14. 14. Materials:  Perler beads  Embroidery thread  Parchment paper  Iron  Ironing board http://www.perlerbeads.co.za/jewellery-handbags-and- market-day-ideas/
  15. 15. The internet has a wealth of information. Even if a project looks too complicated or expensive, think about how you can modify it to work for you! And most of all…Have Fun!

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