Blogger Katie Salo

Crafts In Storytime

Do you do crafts in your storytimes? Coming up with crafts that excite everyone and that everyone at storytime can do is a constant challenge at my library. Additionally, preparation for crafts can be frustrating when you anticipate twenty children and have only ten show up. Here’s my five favorite tips to make crafts at storytime successful without too much hassle on the part of the librarians. 1. Tween/Teen Volunteers If you have tweens or teens that need service hours for school, they are a great resource for cutting out craft pieces — especially if you’re doing storytime for ages where you wouldn’t give out scissors. 2. Paper Plates Not only are these an excellent craft supply (yes, you can make ANYTHING out of a paper plate), but paper plates are also quite useful to remind kids about exactly what craft pieces are theirs. To be sustainable, I reuse the…