Library Make & Takes: Handprint Popsicle Stick Campfire

IMG_2666Those of you who have followed the blog for awhile know that I love me some self directed programming {especially for the teens}. This past Winter I tried a teen program with notebooks and washi tape for teens that was kind of a fail {no one showed}, so I put all of the supplies in a box, added a sign with directions, and put the craft on a back table in my library. It was an unbelievable success! I had teens, younger kids, parents, and seniors sitting at that back table working on the notebooks. That was when I decided that I need to have more self directed Make & Takes at my new branch. 🙂 

IMG_2667This week is a pretty simple craft that I found on Pinterest from the blog, Glued to My Crafts. I filled my supply caddy with red construction paper, jumbo popsicle sticks, brown crayons, yellow and orange tissue paper squares {they came from a packet of tissue paper squares. Money well spent!}, and gluesticks, scissors, and pencils for hand tracing.

IMG_2668Lastly, I make a sign from Picmonkey.com {because I love their fonts} with a picture and instructions. Oh! I’m also trying to get people to post pictures of their projects on social media with the hashtag #MadeItAtCCL. So far, no posting… but maybe one day…

And that’s it! This is a simple, fun project that allows a younger child to work on his or her cutting skills {fine motor skills!!!!} and play with glue! Double win!

I hope this helps inspire you to try a Make & Take station at your library. I’ll be back next week with another Make & Take craft: Star Wands.

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