At a cardmaking workshop in Portal this week, participants made these lovely spring cards!
Folks at the Elfrida Library used the Papercrafts kit to make these fun cards!
Twenty-three hardy folks braved 107 degree temperatures this week to tie dye with us! It was hot, but we had a lot of fun, and the resulting t-shirts are beautiful. Here are some of the results:
On Friday, May 19, a group of us got together at the Portal Library to tie dye. Here are some of the beautiful results. (If you have a picture of a shirt you tie dyed, email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in the comments.)
On Saturday, May 6, National Scrapbooking Day, a group of us got together to learn about scrapbooking from Joy Mendez. We talked about types of scrapbooks, layouts, materials, and where to begin, and then had lots of hands-on time to create. We were lucky to have access to a wide variety of beautiful materials that Read more about Scrapbooking![…]
A photo block puzzle is an attractive way to display your pictures and also makes a great gift. To begin, photos are selected, cropped and sized to fit the desired design. Then they are printed and trimmed. Next the images are glued to the block faces. The final product can have images on as many Read more about Photo block puzzle[…]
On March 27, local grade K-4 students gathered at the Portal Library for a Maker Day. We started with a challenge to design and build a structure using toothpicks and mini-marshmallows. After that students made their own books. Topics included spring, the seasons, weather, and cooking. Students’ favorite activity was the photo challenges and digital photography. Below Read more about Kids Maker Day[…]
On March 9, grade K-2 students were invited to make “un-birthday” cards. These cards could be addressed to anyone who wasn’t having a birthday. Students made cards for family members and friends. One of their favorite parts was using the Washi craft tape. Materials to make greeting cards and other paper crafts are available in Read more about Unbirthday cards[…]
On December 8, 2016, 30 grade K-2 students at the Animas Schools made books. They started with pre-folded booklets made with these instructions. They then wrote their books. Some students chose to use mainly pictures, while others included words. After their books were done, covers were attached, and students decorated those as well.
On December 8, 2016, 30 grade K-2 students at the Animas Schools made puppets and then performed puppet shows as a story telling activity. The puppets were made by pasting images on to paper plates and cutting them out. The images were either taken from printouts or created from scratch. Wooden sticks were then attached Read more about Puppets[…]