Smithville and Redbone–Monster crafts! (plus slideshow!)

Last week at Smithville and Redbone we made toilet paper/paper towel roll monsters and a cute little folded paper monster bookmark.

For the bookmark, I just brought glue sticks, scissors, and a huge box of scrapbooking paper.  See this tutorial for instructions on how to make them.  I cut the bookmark shapes out ahead of time, and the kids assembled them and decorated them.

I’m always looking for new ways to use toilet paper and paper towel rolls, so making monsters seemed to be a great use for them.  I brought them, plus decorative paper, pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, ribbon, and whatever I had lying around.  I recommend having a hot glue gun on hand to attach pom poms and anything else white school glue just won’t hold.  I also brought a hole punch for attaching pipe cleaner tails, horns, and legs.

Check out the slideshow of our creations, plus some “monstrously good” reads!  (I have been having trouble with the slideshows playing on Firefox lately.  If you are having the same trouble, try changing your browser.  It worked for me!)


There are no summer reading activities scheduled for this week.  I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July!  Next week we’ll be back with Rubber Ducky Club at Leesburg 10:00 a.m. on Monday, then LEGO Club: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (7/10) at Leesburg, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (7/11) at Smithville, and 10:00 a.m. Thursday (7/12) at Redbone!  We are still accepting LEGO donations!

Summer reading events are sponsored by the Lee County Library and are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 759-2369.


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