The art of giving

Kids gathered at the Ellsworth Public Library this morning to make gifts.  Here’s a look at what we did today!

We started off with ink blot paintings.

Here’s a colorful creation by one of our storytime attendees.

These are very easy to make, but here’s the website I referenced, in case you want step by step instructions, click here.

Next, we made bookmarks by placing thin pieces of tape on the cardstock to create a design:

Next, we used do-a-dot paint dobbers (similar to bingo dobbers) to paint the bookmark.  For the final step, we peeled off the tape to reveal the design.

For our third project, we made paper snow-globes.  For great step-by-step instructions, check out this site.  Instead of white pom poms for the “snow” we used sequins, so our snow-globes came out looking like this:

For the grand finale, we made clothespin chompers.  I found the idea on Pinterest.  Here’s the inspiration:

To create these, we colored fish and then cut them out and cut them in half.  We glued each half to the side of a clothespin and added a googly eye.  We added a little fish inside the big fish’s mouth so it looks like he is having a snack.  Here’s the result!

What are your favorite gifts to make with kids?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!




Filed under craft program, storytime

2 responses to “The art of giving

  1. Love the creativity and the simplicity of the projects. Truly inspired!

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