Saturday Share – March 22, 2014

Welcome everyone to our Saturday Share! This week our group hosted a “Crafts on a Budget” contest, so today’s share consist mainly of crafts.  A major thank you to be one of you who participated in this contest! Now drum roll please……Our winner is Jane McManus! Jane won a $25 gift card to Oriental Trading!  For anyone visiting if you would like to submit a share, simply email me your share, along with your name & a few words about it to Thank you all so very much!



MERMAID and NEPTUNE CROWNS 1-2-3  Shared by: Melanie Greenberg

Become a mermaid, neptune or any sea creature you can imagine. Create your own Mermaid or Neptune Crowns. Based on MERMAIDS ON PARADE by Melanie Hope Greenberg / Putnam-Penguin.

You will need these supplies:
8 1/2 ” x 11″ Card stock or paper in colors. Neon is good but optional.
Not all but some: Stickers, markers, crayons, cut paper, pipe cleaners, pom poms, feathers, shells. Glue sticks, Safety Scissors

1) Cut out the back and front of the crowns from paper or card stock. See Template.
2) Staple or glue the front to the back to fit around the head.
3) Decorate!

Don’t forget to look for Melanie’s book!

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Anne McKernan shared 101 Story Time Crafts for ages 1 – 6, which not only includes crafts, but great books to along with them.  This collection is perfect for any Story Time go to when you’re just not sure what to do!

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Jane McManus shares these cute bookmarks that children and adults alike would love.

Jane also shared Reduce, reuse, recycle from the MCLSKids wiki. She said “You just pop a few left-over pieces from past crafts, and let the child create what he desires. I do keep extra eyes, brads, foam shapes, etc. on hand in case MORE is needed to complete a project. “

View it Here:–Reduce%2C%20Reuse%2C%20Recycle

Travis Sherman shared some great inexpensive art ideas. She said, “I love experimenting with a couple bottles of paint and some weird paint medium.” Take a look at these ideas –

Bubblewrap paintbrush:

Collage: Snake Puppet:


Lucianne Pastorello-Espino shared these cute crafts she made during her programs.

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Chantelle McLeod shared a Dr. Seuss craft done recently at her library. The book they read was: “There’s a wocket in my pocket”  She said,” I gave the kids sheets of paper, pulled out all the scraps I had and let them go for it with glue, scissors and crayons. They made some awesome Wockets, some even came up with their own creatures.This craft was a real hit, the only cost was the sheet of paper. The kids had fun making up rhyming names for their creatures.”

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Marcy Zarudny shared this information on coffee filter with clothes pegs butterflies.

Marcy said,”The coffee filters are cheap – a whole package for $1.  Then if you have eye droppers which can be sold new or if you happen to have them around and have washed them out, they are great for this.  Either dip them in watered down paint or water with a touch of food colouring and let them run down the filter which will absorb them.” She then added. “Another idea that I saw and tried it, was easy. Let children use markers all over a filter then either use the eye dropper to drop water on the filter (for a more controlled process) or a SMALL spray bottle which they can spray with our without help on the marker colours to make them run.  Then let dry and put in your clothes peg to make a butterfly.  You can insert a pipe cleaner at top for antennae.”

Lisa Shaia shared “It’s A Tiger” from the Thrive After Three blog. Not only does it provide a fun tiger craft, but also a book to go along with it. Any tiger lover will have fun doing this craft.

View it here:

Its a Tiger Craft Photo


Storytimes and Outreach Programs

Chantelle shared Pram Jam with David, which speaks on the subject of using the potty. This blog post is great for anyone teaching their little one to use the potty.


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