Posts Tagged ‘arts and crafts’

Take Home Story Time: Make Your Own Instrument!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Today in our Move With Music program, we explored art and music with books, dance and crafts! Our next Move With Music session will be open for registration on October 5th at 9am! Check our calendar for more information.

Here is your take home version of today’s activities….

First, read a few great books about art:

Join a boy named Art who loves to make art! Hell squiggle and scribble and hell zig and zag and hellshow you why a picture on the refrigerator is worth a thousand words and at least one hug.

Join a boy named Art who loves to make art! He'll squiggle and scribble and he'll zig and zag and he'llshow you why a picture on the refrigerator is worth a thousand words and at least one hug.

When momma says no more painting, this artist cant help adding just a dab more here and a dab more there! Great rhyming fun!

When momma says no more painting, this artist can't help adding just a dab more here and a dab more there! Great rhyming fun!

Then make your own art that you can dance with!

Paper Plate Shaker Craft

1. Take a paper plate and fold it in half
2. Add some dried beans–a small handful will do
3. Staple the rounded edge of the plate to keep the beans in
4. Decorate! Add streamers, stickers or glue on some buttons. Color your shaker and get ready to dance!

Dance!

Use your shaker to dance and pretend you are a bird! Shake your tail feathers and scrape for worms. Pretend to build a nest and don’t forget to flap your wings!

Save the drama for your mama…

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

So last week’s circus post got your creative juices flowing, and now you’re looking for the next big adventure?   Why not give puppetry a try?  It’s easy to make your own puppets from materials you’ve probably got lying around the house, and making up stories is a great way for the kiddies to work on narrative skills.  So break out the craft glue and googly eyes and get cracking!  Then come to our Winter Puppet Show to see how the librarians do it!

More books about puppets and puppetry!