Bring home a fun new project! Sign up from our Library Calendar and pick up a kit at the Youth Services desk or through our Parking Lot Pickup service between July 12-23.


Toddler & PreK: Tape Resist Art

Use tape to create shapes on your canvas. Paint over it, then remove the tape to reveal your masterpiece. Register for the July Toddler & PreK Take-and-Make Kit here.

Your kit contains:

  • one canvas
  • one paint brush
  • one roll of masking tape
  • three containers of paint


You may also need a cup of water to rinse your brush and paper towels to wipe the brush off between colors.



1. Take all of your items out of the box.

2. Remove the plastic from the canvas.

3. Create a shape, letter, or design of your choice with the masking tape on the canvas.

4. Use your brush to apply paint all over the canvas. Don’t worry about covering the masking tape.

5. Let dry.

6. Remove the masking tape from the dried canvas.

7. Enjoy your beautiful masterpiece!

Extension Questions/Discussion

  • Talk to your child about the different shapes they can make with the tape. How many sides should the shape have? How many different shapes can you make?
  • Ask your child if they can make the first letter of their name with the tape.
  • Talk to your child about the different colors of paint. What are they? Can they be mixed to make new colors?


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Grades K-2: DIY Bubble Wand

Create your own bubble wand, then mix up some bubble solution for tons of fun. Register for the July Grades K-2 Take-and-Make Kit here.


Making your bubble solution:

  1. Pour 3 cups of water into a large container
  2. Pour the blue dish soap into the container. Slowly stir until the dish soap is mixed.
  3. Pour the corn syrup into the container and mix slowly. The bubble solution can be used immediately, but it will improve if it sits overnight.

Creating your bubble wands:


1. String beads on pipe cleaner.

2. Form pipe cleaner into a shape, and twist around dowel rod.

3. You may need to spread the beads around the pipe cleaner to distribute the weight.

4. Multiple pipe cleaners can be put on the dowel rods, if you desire.

5. Dip pipe cleaner into bubble solution and blow bubbles.


Bubble Snakes:

1. Place the sock over the bottom of the cut water bottle and wrap the rubber band around it. It’s okay if the bottle gets a little crunched.

2. Squeeze food coloring onto the bottom of the sock. You can use multiple colors. The food coloring can stain clothing. 

3. Dip the bottle with the sock into the bubble solution. Blow bubbles through the opening at the top of the bottle.



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Grades 3-8: Mini Zen Garden

Take a mindful moment as you design your mini Zen garden and enjoy the calm. Register for the July Grades 3-8 Take-and-Make Kit here.



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