Hello again! I am pursuing again my idea to pair up YA fiction books with fun crafts and yummy recipes. I'm thinking of a mashup of craft ideas that go with the awesome YA books I read. I will pick a book and then give a description and then list all of the crafts and/or recipes that apply. I think it will be fun to see how many of these I can come up with. Let me know if there is a YA book that you would like me to pair up with a craft or recipe!
I just finished the sweetest book called P.S. I Like You by Kasie West and have so many ideas for mashup crafts. In this book, our main character Lily Abbot is writing in her notebook in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters, sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can't always be spelled out...
Here are a few mashup ideas for P.S. I Like You ♥
Open When Letters
These are really adorable! You can customize your Open When envelopes for anyone. This blog Bethartscrafts has a lot of great ideas for you to get started on customizing your envelopes.
Paper Heart Note Fold
You can find a tutorial here on this lovely paper folding crafty ideas. Paper Heart Note Fold
The Secret Letter
All you have to do is write your letter with lemon juice and let it dry. To make it visible, wave the paper over a flame (candle, stove, lighter), letting the flame almost burn the paper. The areas where you applied the lemon juice will brown faster than the rest of the paper, the words will slowly appear, and you will have decoded the secret message.
Tune in next time for a Book n' Craft Mashup for YALSA Top Ten Nominee Passenger by Lisa Lutz!
Mrs. Librarian Lady