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Making Magic
Make your own elf homes from toilet paper tubes, small cardboard boxes, branches, pebbles and a little bit of magic. Have paint and your glue gun ready!

Place your completed elf hut outside - maybe an elf might just move in!
Share a photo of your hut in the comments beow.
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 06, 2020 at 1:16 PM
  
Draw It!

Grab a pencil and paper - it's time to Draw It! 📝 Our staff member Kristin shows how to draw the king of the dinosaurs - a Tyrannosaurus Rex!



Show us your T-rex in the comments below and tell us what you'd like to draw next!
Posted by [email protected]  On May 26, 2020 at 2:45 PM
  
Create It!

How to Make a Fairy Garden
by Megan E.

<yt-formatted-string class="content style-scope ytd-video-secondary-info-renderer" force-default-style="" split-lines="">Looking to add some magic to your backyard this summer? Make your own fairy garden! You can use any plants, flowers and other trinkets you'd like - make it uniquely yours!</yt-formatted-string>

Posted by [email protected]  On May 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM
  
Draw It!

Draw It! by Kristin

Grab a pencil and piece of paper - it's time to Draw It! Our APL staff member Kristin shows step-by-step how to draw a pirate ship ready to sail the seas (or soar off to Neverland)!



Let us know how your pirate ship turns out in the comments below and tell us which drawing tutorial you'd like to see next! 
Posted by [email protected]  On May 06, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  
Create It!

APL Staff member Dominga gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own face mask!
This mask design follows a pattern from Kaiser Permanente. Detailed instructions can be found here: Fabric Face Mask Instructions 
 


Utilizing sewing machines from our Sewing Labs and practicing safe social distancing, APL and other city staff are making masks for hundreds of frontline workers in the city of Aurora, including the Aurora Police Department, as well as for people experiencing homelessness.

In order to broaden our reach, we are looking for donations of the following items:
• Fabric that adheres to CDC guidelines 
• Thread
• Completed masks

If you have items to donate, or would like more information about this project, please contact us at [email protected]
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 30, 2020 at 9:37 AM
  
Create It!

Library Assistant Stacy demonstrates two methods for making watercolor art without using watercolors!

 Supplies:
- Thick paper (cardstock, sketch paper, etc.)
- Water
- Washable markers
- Sponges
- Q-tips



Stay tuned for part two!

Show us your watercolor creations in the comments!
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 22, 2020 at 4:05 PM
  
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