This week, get acquainted with Creativebug, an online platform for recorded and live arts and crafts classes - available for FREE with your Basalt Library Card!
When beginning a bullet journal, it’s good to have an idea of what you’ll be using it for. Before starting my first bullet journal, I knew that I wanted to use it as a sort of planner for school. By having a set idea of what I would use it for, I was able to plan the layout to cater to my needs best. There was quite a bit of trial and error but it was worth it to find the layout that worked best with my way of thinking. Sure, you can use premade planners or journals, but I have found that going through the notions of organizing my own journal not only helps me better commit my schedule and tasks to memory, but it’s also pretty fun and relaxing!
These days, I use my bullet journal to keep track of work-related projects as well as habits that I am trying to keep up with. I even have a separate journal to help with budgeting. Below are some ideas of what you might like to use your bullet journal for.
Who doesn’t love a good snowflake? In this kit, you have 3 snowflake options, ranging from easy to difficult, however, if you follow the steps, you will have no problem completing all of them and take skills with you for the future. Have fun!
For this week’s Grab and Go Activity we will be making Gingerbread houses! There are two kits available, one for kids and one for teens. Below are instructions for the kids gingerbread cottages.
The teens can use whatever materials that are provided to make an original gingerbread creation. There are no rules! Don’t forget to send in pictures of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the competition. The three categories are Best in Show, Most Creative, and Funniest.
This is a popular art form that has been passed down through the generations and originated in Mexico. Artists use tin to create sculptures, ornaments, and picture frames. Tin art is produced when pieces of tin are cut, shaped, punched, and embossed with a pattern.
Make an ornament, wall hanging, coaster, table piece, or something just for fun. Keep for yourself or give as a gift to a loved one—the options are endless.
StART Fresh! A Student Exhibition
Calling all artists ages 5-18! What does a fresh stART look like to you? Both the Art Base and the Basalt Regional Library invite you to participate in an upcoming exhibition at the Art Base on January 5-8, 2021.
Using a medium of your choice on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, complete this sentence:
My ideal world looks like…
Don’t know where to start? Your ideal world can be represented literally, symbolically, or through words! The only rule is to stay within an 8.5 x 11 sized piece of paper.
For this week’s Grab and Go Activity we will be making ornaments that you can hang on your Christmas tree or use to decorate your house this winter! This week we will be offering two different ornament crafts; one for younger children and one for teens.
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