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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Firework Painting

The birthday of the U.S.A. is coming up on July 4th! Our country will be 238 years old! Are you going to go watch any fireworks to celebrate?  You can make some pretty neat looking fireworks with pipe cleaners. Follow the link for a full tutorial: Firework Painting

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Knight's Robe

Did you hear about the Summer Reading Program at Rochester Public Library? This Summer our theme is Medieval Times. There are kings, queens, castles, dragons, and knights!! You can make your own knight's robe by just clicking on the link and following the tutorial!: How to Make a Knight's Robe

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pool Noodle Lightsaber

 Here is something easy to make and fun to play with especially when you have friends over during the day after school gets out! All you need to make these awesome lightsabers are a pool noodle and a few different types of tape that are easy to find at the hardware store or you may have around your house already! Click the link for a full tutorial on how to make your own!: Pool Noodle Lightsaber Tutorial


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Spiral Art Pendulum Pen

A Spiral Art Pendulum Pen is something you can build with a grown-up and use outside during the summer! You can reuse it once you build it and make beautiful paintings for your friends and family! Just follow the link for the full tutorial!: Spiral Art Pendulum Pen Tutorial