Double Helping of Friday Crafts!

We’re sorry we missed you last week, but to make it up to you here are TWO great crafts for you to try this week:

Duct Tape Library Card Holders

If you have trouble keeping track of your library card, this activity is for you!

What you’ll need:

  • four pieces of duct tape 8 ¾ “ long
  • one piece 4 “ long (cut in half the long way)
  • one piece 3 ½ “ long (cut in half the long way)
  • one 1” piece
  • one piece of cord or string 23 inches long
  • one velcro closure
  • scissors

What you’ll do:

  • Lay two 8 ¾ inch long pieces of duct tape on a table, sticky side up and overlap the sides a little less than ½ inch.
  • Lay the third and fourth pieces of 8 ¾” tape sticky side down on top of the stuck-together pieces, carefully matching the edges. Trim the sides with scissors if they are uneven.
  • Fold the bottom of the sheet of tape up a little more than 3 ½” to form a pocket.
  • Join the sides by taping with one piece of the 4” tape along each of the open sided edges
  • Trim edges if need be and fold the top flap down inside the pocket.
  • Tape one 3 ½ “ piece to the bottom of the pocket and another to the edge of the cover flap for smooth lines, folding it so half is on the front and half on the back.
  • Tie a knot in the length of cord or string and secure the knot under the flap with the 1” piece of duct tape.
  • Apply the Velcro closure inside the flap.

Add your library card to the pocket and you’re ready to go!

Love this idea but don’t have duct tape at home? No problem! Make a library card holder in traditional duct tape gray or choose from brighter colors and colorful designs when you join us at Carpenter Branch on September 27th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Now, let’s get (a little bit) messy…

Here’s an awesome way to create one-of-a-kind paintings: Paint with marbles. Seriously!

All you’ll need is a box, some marbles (don’t lose them,) paints and containers, and paper. For full directions, click here or on the photo above to see where we found this cool idea.

Have a great weekend!

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