Saturday, July 14, 2012

Library Craftivity

You know what it's like.  You're trying to find the "just right" book.  One catches your eye.  You eagerly take it off the shelf.  You flip through the pages and realize it doesn't fit the five finger rule {gasp}.  You look down at the shelf and your heart starts to race...oh no!  Where does it go?  The Librarian starts to give you the eye and with sweaty palms you shove the book back on the shelf somewhere and make a bee line for the exit.  Okay...maybe you don't have that problem but your kids probably do and I have the perfect solution.

Say hello to my little friend.
This little bookworm craftivity is just what your kids need to help them select their "just right" book and they are so easy to make!  

1)  Grab a set of paint sticks from a home improvement store.  My store gave me a class set.  
2)  Spray paint the front and back.  Any light color will work.
3)  Let your kids finger paint the bookworm's body using green acrylic paint.  
4)  Once it's dry, make two white dots for eyes.  I do this part myself.  I dipped the end of a little paint brush in white acrylic and made two dots for eyes.  You can use google eyes but this way is super quick and easy.
5)  When the white paint is dry let your kids use a sharpie to finish the eyes and make the rest of the face.
6) I print this little poem on two labels and stick them on the back.

7)  Now you are ready to head for the check out counter (no more duck and run to the exit!).
Happy book hunting!


  1. Great idea! Your blog is too cute, love the name.
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

  2. I love this idea! I probably need this more than the kids. I have gotten the evil-eye from our media specialist more than once myself :) I am excited to be following your blog! It looks great!


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