Six Weeks of Self-Care Crafts for Teens: Nov. 1-Dec. 11

November 2, 2020

Sunday, November 1-Friday, December 11 
Take a little you-time and make a craft to help de-stress and promote positive thinking. For six weeks starting in November, local teens can stop by the Library to pick up self-care craft kits (see schedule below). Crafts will be available for pick up at the front desk, or you can request curbside pick up by calling 708-215-3200 when you arrive. Crafts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Additionally, part of self-care is connecting with others, so on Friday, December 11, join us for a Zoom-and-Tell session where you can show off the crafts you made, discuss them and spend a little time connecting with each other. 

November 1-7: Mandela & Zentangle Coloring Bookmarks 
Relax while coloring pre-printed Mandela and Zentangle bookmarks, or try doodling your own. Kit contains: four pre-printed and two blank bookmarks, five colored pencils, one self-lamination sheet, plus video links for information and doodling inspiration. 

November 8-14: Water Bead Stress Ball 
Make a calming, squishy stress ball that you can squeeze whenever you are feeling anxious. Kit contains: small bag of water beads, one plastic jar, one clear balloon, three balloons in assorted colors, instructions, plus inspirational links. 

November 15-21: Affirmation Cards 
With just a little bit of paint and some positive thoughts, you can create a decorative constant reminder that you are worthwhile! Kit contains: 10 blank business cards, mini watercolor set, sharpie for writing affirmative statements, plus instructions and links for inspiration. 

November 22-28: Whimsical Photo Holder 
Craft a bead and wire photo holder to showcase some of your happiest memories, or use it to display your affirmation cards. Kit contains: one rock base, two, two-foot coils of aluminum wire, beads for decoration, plus instructions and links for inspiration. 

November 29-December 5: Mini Zen Garden 
Relax while raking decorative patterns in the sand and/or redecorating your own tiny Zen garden. Kit includes: ones small metal tin, ¼ cup white sand, three small black stones, three small shells, one small rake, plus instructions and links for inspiration. 

Virtual SoulCollage Workshop
Wednesday, December 9, 7:00-8:30pm
Adults & teens welcome (Registration required)
Express yourself through collage! In advance of this Zoom meeting, we will supply a 5"x8" board, a 5" x 8" winter designed sheet of paper (or supply your own) to be used as a background image, and a clear protective sleeve. All you have to do is cut and collect an abundance of small print images that you feel drawn to (photos, magazines, old greeting cards, postcards, mail etc.). You must supply your own scissors and a glue stick. SoulCollage facilitator, Lynne Staley, will assist you with creating and interpreting your individual piece! Register now.

Zoom-And-Tell Session
Friday, December 11, 5:00-6:30pm (Registration required)
Part of self-care is socialization and connecting with others, so let's connect virtually and take a little time to appreciate each other. Connect with your fellow teen crafters, show us any unique personalization you put into your crafts, talk about your favorites and enjoy what your peers created. Register now.