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Friday Crafternoon- Duck Tape iPad sleeve

Protecting your technology is important, but sometimes the really cool cases cost a ton of money. This easy video tutorial shows you how to make a padded tablet or laptop sleeve with just duck tape and a bubble mailer (the kind of envelope you use to mail breakable stuff)! Since there are so many cool duck tape patterns available in craft stores now, you could find one you really love or combine a few to make it totally you.



Friday Crafternoon- Peep-achus!

This is a fun, easy craft idea and is well timed since Peeps are all over stores for Easter. All you need is a package of yellow peeps, lollipop sticks and edible pens (you can find both of those things at a craft store). If you love Pokemon or know someone who does, you will have so much fun creating Peep-achus! Check out the tutorial here.


(photo credit: bakerella.com)


Friday Crafternoon- Bracelet Valentines

Valentine’s Day is only a week from now, and this day isn’t just for people in relationships. It should be a day to celebrate all the people you love- even the ones you just really like! Try this great idea for a unique twist on the regular valentine: Friendship Bracelets. These can be as simple or as complicated as you want. There are tons of online tutorials that cover any style of woven bracelet. If you check out this site, there is a very sweet little message idea that can be customized the way you want. Also, the crafter just did a simple braided bracelet for hers, which is quick and easy!

valentine bracelet

(photo credit: dandee-designs.com)

Friday Crafternoon- Paper Ball Garland

Got the winter blahs? Sometimes the after-holiday lull can be boring and make you anxious for Spring. Here’s an idea: redecorate! Changing the look of your environment could be the pick-up that you need. Use this great tutorial (the link for the paper balls is in there, too) on how to make a fun paper ball garland and string them up all over your room, or in your locker at school. They are also a great option for decorating a party!


(photo credit: howaboutorange.blogspot.com)

What we’ve done this month!

Now that October is coming to an end, take a look back at what we’ve created this month!
No-Bake Granola Bars: This delicious craft was just as much fun as it was yummy. We used this recipe, and split up the steps by drawing numbers out of a hat. While the granola set in the freezer, we relaxed with a movie, and then enjoyed what we made!

Tween Crafternoon- Halloween Costumes: For this 4th-through-8th grader event, materials were provided and imaginations were encouraged. Here are some of the results!

T-shirt Scarves: Using some leftover t-shirts, and the great ideas you can find on this website, we had a great time making fun and funky scarves for the Fall.

Check back for more updates on what the NBFPL Teens and Tweens are up to.  Also, keep an eye out for YA book reviews, cool craft ideas, and more. Thanks for visiting!