Shrinky Dink fun!

Yesterday we had 6 teens show up to make stuff out of Shrinky Dinks! For those that don't know, Shrinky Dinks are this odd material that starts off like a paper-think plastic sheet that you draw and color on, then after being baked they shrink down to about a third of their original size and get much thicker! Everyone was welcome to draw whatever they wanted, though I had some sheets on hand for people to trace over if they needed suggestions. There were lots of different kinds of things made, and everyone was able to make several pieces. There were also things like keychains and necklace cords if people wanted to make them into something. If anyone missed it the first time but wanted to try making some, we'll be doing the Shrinky Dink art again at Municipal Library on Tuesday, December 9!

They shrink fast and curl up before flattening back out!

After baking they are tiny! There's a Mockingjay, pokeball, enderman, creeper, rupee and TNT!

a chest and rupee size comparison before and after being shrunk


Book Hedgehogs!

Last week we had a small group come in to make and decorate hedgehogs out of books! The five of us folded each page of the book to give it a round, spikey appearance. Then we used duct tape, buttons, googly eyes and markers to give the guys some personality! The group may have been small, but we all had a good time hanging out and making something! Our next craft event will be October 22, when we'll be making Shrinky Dink art!


New books! Graphic novel edition.

More new additions this week, almost all graphic novels! Come check out some new books at Sellers!

  • The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
  • Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey by Brian Michael Bendis
  • All-New X-Men vol 3: Out of Their Depth by Brian Michael Bendis
  • X-Men: Battle of the Atom by Brian Michael Bendis
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories by Shiro Amano
  • Kingdom Hearts II  by Shiro Amano (vol 1)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz (vol 6-7)