Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Recycled Soda Bottle Apples

School is starting again very soon! Wow, summer went by so fast! If you need a neat little container to hold your school supplies you can make one that looks like an apple. It almost looks good enough to eat!
Click the link for a full tutorial: Recycled Soda Bottle Apples

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bubble Prints

Did you know that you can make your own stationery with leftover bubbles that you may have? It's really easy to do and you only need a few household ingredients!
Just click the link for a full tutorial on how to make your own bubble printed paper!
Bubble Prints

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sponge Ball

Want a really fun way to cool off in the summer heat? Make these Sponge Balls for some soaking wet fun with your friends! The great thing about these is that you can use them over and over again because they don't pop like water balloons!!

Sponge Ball Tutorial

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jester's Hat

Have you been reading the Jester's Joke each week during our Summer Reading Program? Jesters did more than tell jokes during Medieval times they had many different talents and would entertain at royal parties.
 Follow the link for full tutorial on how to make your own jester's hat:Jester's Hat Tutorial

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fire Breathing Dragon

A fire breathing dragon?!?!  Okay, okay, this dragon doesn't breathe real fire, but it does look pretty awesome and is a lot of fun to pretend with! Click the link for a full tutorial on how to make your own fire breathing dragon!: Fire Breathing Dragon Tutorial

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Herald's Bugle

How would you like to be a Medieval Herald? Back in Medieval times many people did not attend school and never learned how to read. Even if you could read, manuscripts were all hand written which took quite a long time to do and Gutenberg did not invent the printing press until the mid 1400s, nearly the end of the Medieval era, so a herald's job was very important!

A herald was appointed by the king to stand in the center of town and make special announcements to the whole kingdom! Often a herald is portrayed carrying a long horn or bugle. He would play a fanfare on his bugle for getting the attention of the King's subjects to announce important news or to announce the appearance of the king.
Click the link to make a Herald's Bugle of your own!: Herald's Bugle Tutorial

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Marshmallow Catapult

We have been having so much fun during our Medieval themed Summer Reading Program. This morning we made marshmallow catapults!! They are pretty awesome! If you didn't get the chance to come to the library and make one, here are the instructions so you can make your own at home!

Marshmallow Catapult Tutorial