Hey yinz. Adaena Tray here from Green Tree Public Library. Our library recently offered a Star Wars Crafts program for school-age children that was such a hit, I wanted to to share it here. Also, keep reading for your chance to win supplies to host your own Star Wars Crafts.
My inspiration for this craft program was The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton. I found the book to have several kid-friendly crafts that could be done with larger groups and using supplies most libraries already own. There are currently 13 copies of this book in the catalog, so finding one shouldn't be a problem!
The crafts that we ended up doing were the Chewbacca tissue paper holder and the Yoda stick puppet.
For the Chewbacca tissue paper holder, I asked each kid to bring in his/her own square, upright tissue box (either full or empty). First, the participants used a thick paint brush to brush a layer of tacky glue onto their box. Next, the kids adhered pre-cut rectangles of brown fur fabric to the box, wrapping it like a present and leaving an opening at the top for the tissue to pop out. Then, they glued the pre-cut bandolier across his body and cut about ten gray squares to go on this belt. They formed their own eyes, mouth, and teeth from felt squares we provided. Lastly, they glued on a pom-pom nose. Since our library only owned a handful of scissors suitable for cutting felt, I asked that each participant bring in their own set of scissors. Parents were required to stick around for this program to help with the cutting; grown-ups had just as much fun as the kids!
Our first Star Wars Crafts program filled up so fast, we offered a repeat performance a few days later. However, as I'm sure you all can relate to, we had a bunch of no-shows and now are left with a slue of unused supplies.
To participate in this giveaway, please leave a comment on this blog post that includes your name, the library where you work and a short description of the best craft and/or craft program you've ever offered! The winner will be selected via a random number generator and will be notified via email.
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