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Teens Create Plush Monsters

 Yesterday, the teens created plush monsters. Not only did they show their creativity by creating some truly unique monsters, but they aplush monsterslso learned to sew buttons and different types of stitches.

If you missed out but still want to make your own monster, I have put the instructions below! Just click on the image to make it larger.

 

Instructions to creating your own monster

 

In case you are like me and unfamiliar with the stitches mentioned, I have put the instructions for those here:

 

Get Crafty!

 

Giving gifts is part of the winter holiday season and finding thoughtful gifts for friends and family is always a challenge. To completely dominate this year’s challenge of gift giving, you should make your gift. Here is why:

  1. Its inexpensive, possibly even free.
  2. Its says “I like you enough to spend some time on you.”
  3. It subtly brags about your awesome artistic skills.
  4. You can customize the craft for the person.
  5. Crafting is FUN!

Now, I bet you are like, “I want to do this! But what should I make?!?!” Well, my friends, the Hancock County Public Library has you covered. Below are some books that you can check out to get your creative juices flowing:

 

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Adventure time crafts : flippin’ adorable stuff to make from the Land of Ooo

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The Complete photo guide to ribbon crafts

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Recyclo-gami : 40 crafts to make your friends green with envy! 

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Fabrigami : the origami art of folding cloth to create decorative and useful objects

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Crafting with fleece

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Simply paper cutting : hand-cut paper projects for home décor, stationery & gifts

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Crazy-cool duct tape projects : fun and funky projects for fashion and flair

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Crochet 101 : a workshop in a book

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Sew kawaii! : 22 simple sewing projects for cool kids of all ages

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World of geekcraft : step-by-step instructions for 25 super-coolcraft projects

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The Star wars craft book

 

 

Spooktober

We’re a week into October, and things are getting wonderfully spooky around the Teen Room.

Check out a creepy-thriller-horror book from our “Books to give you the creepy crawlies” display to start.

On Oct. 6th we made our very own “Monster Book of Monsters” replica from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This furry facade conceals an inner compartment to hide treasures and secrets.

Also this week: Join the Teen Library Council on Thurs. Oct. 8, 4-5pm to help make the Teen Room look scary and help us prepare for the Teen Halloween Bash on Thurs. Oct. 29!

Hope everyone’s having a great Fall Break so far. See you at the library!

– Sarah

Comic-Making Workshop with the Creators of Little Guardians

Little Guardians Book2_Cover     Little Guardians Characters

Join us TODAY (June 13, 2015) for a free comic workshop led by the professional creators of the Little Guardians web-comics and graphic novels. Writer, Ed, and Artist, Lee, will demonstrate how to develop a blank panel into a finished comic page! A Q&A session will be held afterward for all your comic-making questions. Check out their all-ages web-comics on the Little Guardians website: http://www.littleguardianscomic.com/

See you this afternoon!
Sarah

Flowers on Canvas Photos

Yesterday we made beautiful artwork with fabric flowers and spray paint! Check out these photos of art made by talented HCPL teens!

flowers Emma J.

flowers 2 Sarah B.

flowers 3 Jaclyn W.

flowers 4 Megan P.

Well done ladies!

If you missed this art program, no fear! – We have lots of fun with paint and canvases coming up. Stay tuned!

 

Sarah