Hey everyone out there! I have an interesting new idea to pair up YA fiction books with fun crafts and yummy recipes. It's basically 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!
My first Book n Craft Mashup will be Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Six of Crows is a Teens' Top Ten winner for 2016. In this awesome YA book, a team of convicts, runaways, and thieves set out to smuggle an imprisoned scientist from an impenetrable fortress. With their mastermind thief Kaz and spy Inej on the forefront, will their plan work?
"The Ice Court had been built to withstand an onslaught of armies, assassins, Grisha, and spies. When Inej said as much to Kaz he simply replied, "But it hasn't been built to keep us out." Kez has been offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams... But he can't pull it off alone."
YA Book n Craft Mashup for Six of Crows:
Spy Party - Here's a great idea for a super sleuth party that may inspire teens.
Secret Decoder - All spies need a way to send secret messages. Use this printable decoder to send cryptic messages to your partners in crime.
Hollowed Out Book - Everyone needs a good place to hide their secrets. This sneaky diversion could help you with your mastermind plan!
Operation Incognito - Disguises are important so here's an awesome Youtube tutorial on how to make an origami mustache!
Fingerpaint Recipe - Teens can get their hands dirty with the cool recipe created in Rome by Ruth Shaw. Time to get crafty and creative!
Tune in next time for another YA Book n Craft Mashup!