Are you looking for a fun and easy craft to do with teens this summer? Look no further! I bet you have all of the materials you need right on hand. All you need is yarn, school glue, a bowl, and plastic wrap. That's it and you won't believe how cool it looks when it's all done. Here are a few links to some awesome Yarn Bowl tutorials.
Y is for Yarn from Fantastic Fun. Learning blogger Shaunna Evans shows us how easy it is for teens to make a yarn bowl.
Glue Yarn Bowl DIY - Red Ted Art blogger Maggy gives us the scoop on how to make yarn bowls for any occasion.
Yarn Bowl - Kiwi Crate shows you how to get messy with yarn and glue, it looks really pretty when it's done!
Here's a great idea! How about taking the fun outside and creating life size games for teens to play? Here are a few ideas that could be a huge hit with teens during the summer.
Messy Twister Game With A Paint Twist - Try this out, it looks like a blast!
Sponge Water Bombs
Tune in next week for more fun summer crafts from Mrs. Librarian Lady!
Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
- Yarn bowls
- Games 101
- Leaf art
- Plant pals
- Sock puppets
- Mastering the jump rope
- Waterproofing the jump rope
- Custom crayons
- Lazy summer day playlist
Summer Fun with Adorable Tape and Dancing
More Summer Fun with Dream Catchers and Playing in the Dirt
May the Fourth of July Be With You
Feel free to try these crafts and activities out any time of the year!
Love your library!
Mrs. Librarian Lady
Sunday, January 10, 2016
It's January and you know what that means? It means that the end of the school year is approaching faster than we think. You know once spring hits there's an edgy and spirited feeling in the air for teens, but really, they can't get too distracted because they still have class assignments, backpacks full of textbooks, and their teachers keep loading them up with homework!
Speaking of being playful, I saw this article “How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students” that really inspired me to think about how we can introduce more fun and playfulness since teens have to deal with so much stress in school. The article talks about the pressure that teens are experiencing with school and how teens need to find time to be creative and have fun in spirte of their daily pressures.
I was lucky enough to see this awesome quote "Never lose your sense of wonder" and I feel like I can identify with this quote so much. If we lose our sense of wonder then we are going to be losing out on having fun and all of the amazing possibilities out there in the world. With the ideas of bringing out playfulness and keeping the wonder in teens lives here are a few ideas for some activities that could bring a bit of playfulness in either a library or after school club for teens.
DIY Embellished Animal Ears - Make these adorable animal ear combs and all you will be all set to look super cute in them!
Eye Magnets - These eye magnets will be an awesome addition to any area in your house or even your locker at school. The eyes have it on this fun craft.
Ultimate Guide to Sharpie Mugs - This guide will help you to make a super cool Sharpie mug! We just made these over the holidays and it was so much fun to draw your own characters and add in your own sayings. You don't need to be an artist, just have fun with it.
7 Layer Sculpey Cake - This darling seven layer cake is so much fun to make. You can make a rainbow colored cake, or choose your own favorite colors of Sculpey polymer clay.
Here are two of my Pinterest boards that have tons of great craft ideas for teens:
Crafty & Fun
Cheap Crafts for Teens
Tune in next time for more great teen programming and activity ideas!
Mrs. Librarian Lady
Monday, March 09, 2015
This week Mrs. Librarian Lady is featuring the new release of Flunked: Fairy Tale Reform School by Jen Calonita!
WOULD YOU SEND A VILLAIN TO DO A HERO'S JOB?
Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly... but when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet. Gilly's a pretty good thief(if she does say so herself).
Until she gets caught.
Gilly is sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School - where all of the teachers are former (super-scary) villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother. Harsh. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its heroic mission.
There's a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder just how good these bad guys are.
Ok, so I bet you are pumped up now to find out about how this awesome twisted mash up of fairy tales plays out. I can tell you that Flunked is clever, cute and adventurous all in one! When Gilly gets busted for stealing a fancy hair clip her whole life goes haywire. She is sent to the Fairy Tale Reform School(FTRS, which seems to have a good mission, but as we get further into the story we find that maybe this reform school might have some major flaws. "Our mission: To turn wicked delinquents and former villains into future heroes." And then we meet Flora, the infamous and so called "formerly wicked stepmother" of Cinderella. Calonita's description of Flora is hilarious. She calls her "stepmonster" which sounds pretty scary to me! Although she does admit that she doesn't have "devil's horns poking out of her head," but rather that she is thin, pointy nosed, with two-tone colored hair.
You'll also love the Happily Ever After Scrolls that frequent the pages of this book. One of my favorites is "Why We Fear Apples: Meet FRTRS's Psychologist, Professor Harlow" which features Harlow the (formerly) evil queen from Snow White and how she has changed and oh yes how she loves fashion and "doesn't terrorize people" anymore. You might also like to know that she like being pretty and extremely dislikes rudeness. And LOL she doesn't have a love life because she is too busy looking at herself in the mirror. Seriously, this is some funny stuff!
I love Gilly because she is such a spirited character and it's so much fun to follow her on her journey in a school of fairy tale misfits. FTRS shows how strong bonds can become when friendships are made, and how sometimes a band of misfits can result in a team working together for the greater good. Enough said, I don't want to give away the ending, which you will never guess who ends up being the most notorious delinquent of all.
Happy reading! I hope you enjoy Flunked by Jen Calonita!