I think the idea of re-purposing a book into something else is a fun craft. The only problem is many of the crafts involve X-acto knives and other things that don’t really translate well to a teen library program.
Imagine my delight when I came across these cuties when searching for program idea!
They are super easy to make. Shorewood Library Teens has a PDF with instructions here. I did a test run and it worked out really well.
Once again, I had no teens. I’m really thinking Saturdays are a bad day for programs (even though that’s what teens said would work for them…) I’m not abandoning hope. I wasn’t out any money for this program so I stuck everything back in my drawer and I’ll try it again in the future.
I’m switching my teen program to Thursday afternoons and see how that works out. If I can get a group of teens, I’ll dig this out again. If not, I might try it in a tween program.
This might be a fun thing to bring to outreach? You really just need some books, googly eyes, and the instructions…