This month’s entry is from Deidra Tillett from Upland City Library.
With a theme like “Own the Night” we can interpret it many ways. With a tool like Pinterest at our disposal the craft ideas are endless. Here are some fun and simple crafts that can be done for the different programs this summer.
An easy decorating idea is to make three dimensional stars.
This is a fun and easy craft that can be used all around your teen space.
We all love our zombies! How about zombiefying dolls and action figures?
You will have to paint your zombies before your program. This will keep the actual time down to just about 20 min. You let the teens use their imagination in how they want to do the clothes and their zombie face. This was is a low cost craft that lets your teens be creative.
Ninja Throwing Stars
We all love duct tape and here is another great use for this amazing material.
This is an easy tutorial that we found on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_6qeQP2O4A&feature=relmfu
– Duct tape
That’s it! Follow along with the YouTube tutorial and you will have a great craft for teens.
We are doing this craft for our “Things that go bump in the night” program.
It’s a simple craft that will let your teens use their imaginations.
The way that we did this craft here was we cut an “x” into the ping pong ball before you give to the teens. Let the teens create any scary image or eyeball that they want using permanent marker (you can use washable marker but colors aren’t as bold). You then put the ball onto your tea light and it lights up.
A lot of the ideas that we are using here at the Upland Public Library were found on Pinterest. There are some great ideas for all year round as well as for this summer. You can check out both my board and the Teen Programming in Libraries board on Pinterest.
- Dedria’s SRP Pinteres board: http://pinterest.com/d_t/srp-2012/
- Teen Collaborative Pinteres board: http://pinterest.com/heather_booth/teen-programming-in-libraries-a-collaborative-boar/