TPIB: Turn your Instagram pics into Photobooth bookmarks
You can take any 4 Instagram pictures (or Hipstamatic pictures) and turn them into a bookmark craft with your teens. Technically, you can do it with any photos as long as you get the measurements right – but Instagram/Hipstamatic are kind enough to have frames built in.
Teen volunteers in action
Program bookmarks (which you can also import into publicity posters)
Mother’s/Father’s Day Gifts
“Get Caught Reading” bookmarks
You get the idea.
Put some cool facts on the back and you have a great publicity piece.
So, let’s get started . . .
Make sure you have the pictures you want downloaded.
Open your Microsoft Publisher program and import your 4 pictures.
Make sure they are all the same size by right clicking on each picture. Choose “format picture” and click on the size tab. You can put 4 pictures at 2.50 and they will fit on a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Make sure you keep your aspect ratio locked.
There are some cool Photobooth apps that will turn your smart phone into a photobooth. But this is a great way to turn all your random pics the same type of piece that you can do something with.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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