Tonight we had one of the kickoff events for Summer Reading Club. As I said before, the theme this year is Catch the Reading Bug!
The program included 2 crafts (caterpillars and butterflies), a music performance by a local musician, refreshments (pizza before the music, ice cream sundaes after), and prize drawings.
The crowd was decent - especially for such a beautiful day. The program was a lot of fun!
For the crafts:
materials needed: clothespins, pompoms (about 6 dime sized per caterpillar), mini-googley eyes, glue, magnet strips
glue the pompoms onto a clothespin.
glue two eyes onto the 1st pompom
affix magnet strip (cut to appropriate size) to the back of the clothespin.
materials needed: bingo daubers/dot art daubers, coffee filters, pipe cleaners (cut in half)
decorate a coffee filter with the daubers.
scrunch middle of coffee filter
twist pipe cleaner in the middle.
Photos of the crafts can be provided upon request!
The musician - Chip Richter - was great! He sounded wonderful, and was very personable - both with the audience and with the staff. I would hire him again (if budget allows).