Your Friday Five

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Your Friday Five

Crafting Fun for the Whole Family

Welcome to the new Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. With the record heat, this Friday, we are offering up a selection of resources to keep the fun going for when you simply can't have fun outdoors. Go on, get crafty!

Hands on Crafts for Kids: 20 Minute Crafts book coverHands on Crafts for Kids: 20-Minute Crafts

Stay cool this summer with water kept extra cold by your very own handmade water bottle cover. If you have more bottle covers than you can count, try your hand at any of the other crafts. The best part is these crafts only take twenty minutes!
Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects book coverFabulous Jewelry From Found Objects

Channel the '90s grunge scene with a handmade guitar pick necklace. Most of the jewelry requires the use of some sort of power tool, so the assistance of a parent or guardian might be necessary. 
Make and Takes for Kids book coverMake and Takes for Kids

This craft book offers fifty crafts to try throughout the year. Broken down by month, you'll find everything from friendship bracelets to oat cereal wreaths. This month, try crafting a bubble wrap raft!
Tape It and Make It book coverTape It and Make It

Tape It and Make It offers relatively easy, fun duct tape crafts. Make things as small as a coin holder or as intricate as a messenger bag. The best part is that Duct Tape has become somewhat of a phenomenon, so you can find rolls in several different colors and patterns, including One Direction!
what can you do with a paper bag? book coverWhat Can You Do With A Paper Bag?

These crafts are all inspired by works of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each project is marked as Easy, Intermediate, or Advanced. If you're feeling particularly regal, try making a Pharaoh's Headdress; it's marked as Advanced.

-- Whitney J, Youth Services Library Associate