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Entries Tagged as 'Crafts'

Origami!

July 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Art, Crafts

Who doesn’t love origami? And it is more than the swans you remember. The site origami-make provides you with instructions to make trees, clothes, bears, airplanes…there isn’t enough paper to make them all. There are other sites of course that go to a whole new level of loving origami, including origami conventions.  Wonder how many [...]

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Are you a weather nut?

April 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Crafts, Education, Movies, Uncategorized, Volunteering and Organizations

Well there are others like you out there. Besides reading some of the new titles in teens, you can join CoCoRaHS.  CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map [...]

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Stumped about holiday gift giving?

December 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Crafts

gift%20boxes.jpg And you want to give something personal and meaningful by making it yourself? Well the Teen department can help you out! We have books that can help you make presents for even the most discriminating person on your list. From knit headbands and iPod covers, to beaded jewelry and cookies – your holiday shopping could be done with one trip to the library!

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It’s Pumpkin Time!

October 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Crafts

Yes time to channel your inner artist!  You know what we mean…so sharpen up those knives for carving your Jack O’ Lanterns.  We have found a few sites that can help to guide you, including one featuring carving cannabalistic pumpkins (you will just have to see it to believe it), ones with pumpkin carving patterns,  and the mother of [...]

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Being Crafty

April 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Art, Crafts, Fun and Humor

You know you are, so just embrace your inner crafter.  But, what to do in so little time?  Well this cool belt could be yours with only a little work.  And if you missed the Wilton Library’s lesson on making duct tape wallets, that is another single afternoon project that you can do, without drinking 150 [...]

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A sheet of paper…scissors…

June 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Art, Crafts

And tah dah!  You can create all kinds of things.   Who know about the possibilities?  Well that would be Robert Sabuada at his website.  He has a wide assortment of paper creatures you can make, from simple  to advanced, that range from a simple bird up to a much more complicated (and kind of creepy looking) spider.  All you [...]

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Have a great idea for a T shirt and want money?

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Art, Crafts, Finance

Well get it out of your head and onto paper, because the Threadless website is having a tee shirt slogan contest.  In case you aren’t familiar with Threadless, they are design forum but also an ongoing open call for tee shirt design submissions. Anyone can sign up, download a tee template and submit ideas, which are [...]

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Tie dyeing is a hot trend this summer

April 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Crafts, Fun and Humor

Well, duh!  The Wilton Library has been offering a tie dye summer workshop for years.  plus, who didn’t already know that tie dye is always cool?  But don’t go buy something already tie dyed when it is so fun to do yourself!  Locally there are many places to buy tie dye kits including Michaels crafts [...]

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Itching to create something?

January 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Crafts, Fun and Humor

Then you must hit the Instructibles website which has instructions on how to create almost anything.  Like – how to use liquid latex to create a fish scale effect on skin.  Who even knew there was such a thing as liquid latex?  And, who knew people wanted to look like fish? And the “homemade holidays” [...]

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