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Have an old t-shirt that you don't wear anymore, but just can't stand to part with? Give it new life as a upcycled bag! 



Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 24, 2020 at 11:35 AM
  
Create & DIY for adults

Mythological Wine Glasses 
With Stacy 


We’re already half way through June and Summer of Imagination is in full swing - the perfect time to break out those plain old wine glasses and transform them into your own personalized wine glass set with this mythology and fantasy themed painting tutorial!  For details on how to paint on wine glasses, click here; for details on curing the paint, click here.

Supplies: 
- Wine glass (or any glassware of choice) 
- Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint 
- Paintbrushes (medium and small) 
- Plate or Palette 
- Paper and Sharpie 
- Paper Towels  


 

Below you’ll find the dragon design that I created. You’re welcome to use it to follow along!  

Dragon Template

Want to expand for mythological wine set? No problem! Below designs I created to create a full mythological and fantasy set!

Cerberus: 
Cerberus

Minotaur & Labyrinth: (Side A)
Minotaur & Labyrinth: (Side A)

Minotaur & Labyrinth: (Side B)
Minotaur & Labyrinth: (Side B)

Siren/Mermaid:
Siren/Mermaid

Unicorn:
Unicorn

Kraken:
Kraken

Show us your mythical wine glasses in the comments below! 
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 17, 2020 at 11:09 AM
  
Create & DIY for adults

Mason Jar Luminaries
with Sara

Create a magical luminary to light up the summer nights! 

Supplies:
- A mason jar (glass with smooth sides)
- Decorative filler gem stones
- A hot glue gun (with extra glue sticks)
- A battery-operated candle



This craft was inspired by Easy Mason Jar Luminaries from Dream a Little Bigger! Thank you to Allison for letting us share this craft with you today!

Visit www.dreamalittlebigger.com for more fun projects!

Show us your luminary in the comments!
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  
with Tessy

Making Magic: Crafts for Kids

It's Making Magic Monday! Join us each Monday during the Summer of Imagination for a new kids' craft!

Can your stegosaurus run? Can it roar? Maybe not, but with Canon Creative Park we can make it roll!



Stegosaurus template and instructions available via Canon Creative Park at creativepark.canon.
Visit creativepark.canon and search "Elastic-powered Stegosaurus" to download the template and explore other fun crafts from Canon.
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 08, 2020 at 3:49 PM
  

Create & DIY for adults
DIY Sugar Scrubs
with Julie

Each Wednesday this summer we'll be sharing a new craft for adults!

This week DIY your own sugar scrub! Follow along for a basic sugar scrub how-to as well as mocha and peppermint-scented!

Basic Sugar Scrub Supplies:
- Sugar
- Olive oil
- Honey

Optional Ingredients:
- Coffee
- Cocoa powder
- Crushed Min
- Essential oils

Follow along with the video below!

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 04, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  
Create It!

How to Paint a Watercolor (Without Using Watercolors)
by Stacy

Library Assistant Stacy provides a tutorial on how to paint with your homemade watercolors! Follow along - or create your own painting - and show us your art in the comments!

Supplies: 
- Thick paper
- Homemade watercolors (click here for the tutorial on how to make your own!)
- Clean water
- Paint brush, sponges or Q-tips
- Sharpies & fine-tip Sharpie or pen
- Table salt


Posted by [email protected]  On May 21, 2020 at 8:49 AM
  
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 Library[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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