Cindy Crushes Programming: Make and Take Kits for Pandemic Programming, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts
Today teen librarian Cindy Shutts is sharing with us some Make and Take Kits for pandemic programming.
Oatmeal Foot Scrub
My Co-worker Ariel Nelson and I just did this craft as a joint take and made sure our whole library district was able to have Take and Make kits. This was a cheaper craft. The price was about $20 per 60 kits. We did have some of the supplies beforehand. Ariel found the recipe.
- 2 tablespoons bath salt
- 2 teaspoons oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2-3 tablespoons water
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a paste.
Apply the paste to your feet and scrub for 10 minutes.
Wash scrub off feet and follow it up with a moisturizer.
The coarse texture of oatmeal, allows for it to be a great exfoliator. It softens the skin of the feet and can even soothe minor rashes and itching. The added ingredients of epsom salt and baking soda enhances the exfoliating effects!
Instructions and other DIY Foot Scrubs found on: https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/diy-foot-scrub/
Shoe Box Dioramas
This is a great craft to get rid of extra supplies. Ellen Quinn at Rockford Public Library came up with this idea. It is a great way to use shoe boxes and any leftover craft supplies. At Rockford they are sending tweens home with a shoe box and a baggie of craft supplies. When the tweens finish their family can post their diorama and tag the library online. I love this so much. If you wanted to do this in October for teens it would be fun to have a spooky theme like zombies or vampire.
My Coworker Faith Healy worked on creating 60 kits for our library. Each branch got 20 kits. This one is a really popular craft. Faith did an amazing job!
Supplies: This is for 60 kits
- ½ Buckles
- 12 colors of 50 feet paracord Size 95
Cost: 44.85 per 60 kits not including bags
Here is a PDF of the instructions Faith put together:
Cindy Shutts, MLIS
Cindy is passionate about teen services. She loves dogs, pro-wrestling, Fairy tales, mythology, and of course reading. Her favorite books are The Hate U Give, Catching FIre, The Royals, and everything by Cindy Pon. She loves spending times with her dog Harry Winston and her niece and nephew. Cindy Shutts is the Teen Services Librarian at the White Oak Library District in IL and she’ll be joining us to talk about teen programming. You can follow her on Twitter at @cindysku
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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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