Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Storytime Session Ends

Fingerprint flower
Thank you all for attending our spring storytimes! We've enjoyed having you! Our spring session ends on Saturday, May 8th, so have a great break. Feel free to host your own mini-storytime by visiting the library, grabbing some picture books, and making yourselves comfortable at the tables and at the Preschool Pavillion. Look for our summer programming beginning the week of June 21st.

Feel free to try this easy spring craft for ages 4 and up. The idea and instructions are from Kaboose, with slight modification.

Fingerprint Flowers
What you'll need:
  • Construction paper
  • Acrylic/non-toxic/washable paint
  • Green chenille stems, pipe cleaners, or straws
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
How to make one:
  1. Cut out simple flower shapes from construction paper.
  2. Dip child’s finger into paint and dab off excess, then press onto each petal. Dab a contrasting color into the center of the flower.
  3. Cut chenille stem, pipe cleaner, or straw in half.
  4. Glue chenille stem, pipe cleaner, or straw to the back of the flower.
  5. Display your pretty flowers in a flower pot, vase, or plastic bucket/pail.
  • While this is a simple craft, if you are working with smaller children you may want to cut out the flower shapes ahead of time.
  • You can use plain white paper and colorful paints if you don’t have construction paper.
See you this summer!

Posted by wk