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DIY @ Home: Yarn Easter Eggs

Create hallow Easter Eggs  to brighten up your home.eastereggsstring2

Supplies:

  • Yarn
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Small balloons
  • Sponge paintbrush
  • Pin or needle

How-to:

  1. Blow up balloons so they are in an oval shape resembling an egg.
  2. Using a sponge paintbrush, completely cover the balloon with Mod Podge.
  3. Tie the end of your yarn to the top knot of the balloon and start wrapping the yarn tightly around the balloon. Keep wrapping and crisscrossing the yarn around the glue covered balloon. Cut the yarn when eastereggsstringyou are happy with how the balloon is covered, and wrap the end of the string under another piece.
  4. Generously cover the yarn covered balloon with Mod Podge. Make sure it’s completely covered on all sides.
  5. Place Mod Podge-covered balloon on a cup or cookie sheet to allow it to dry for at least 24 hours. Rotate once or twice to ensure all sides are dry.
  6. Once it’s completely dry use a pin to pop the interior balloon and carefully pull out the deflated balloon from the hallow yarn egg. You can use tweezers to help get the balloon out.
  7. String together a few eggs to make a garland, or pile a few yarn eggs in a clear bowl for a centerpiece, and enjoy!

 

Elsener, Megan M. “Yarn Easter Eggs.” Chicago Parent Apr. 2015: 27. Print.


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This Week’s Special Programs 03/22 – 03/28

IMG_2417Join us this coming week of Sunday, March 22nd through Saturday, March 28th for the following special programs.

Saturday, February 28th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. For kids in Grades K-4. Registration required, to register click here.IMG_2418

Saturday, February 28th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. For kids in Grades K-4. Registration required, to register click here.

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We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 03/15 – 03/21

Join us this coming week of Sunday, March 15th through Saturday, March 21st for the following special RoyalGathering 3programs.

Sunday, March 15th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – A Royal Gathering
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Princes and princesses, queens and kings, all are invited to a royal gathering at the Library Kingdom. There will be activities, games, crafts, and a special treat. Your castle awaits. For ages 3-8. Registration required, to register click here.

Monday, March 16th, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – PJ Story Time
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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This Week’s Special Programs 03/08 – 03/14

Although there are no special programs this week, don’t forget about our weekly story times. Join us this coming week of Sunday, March 8th through Saturday, March 14th for the following story times.

IMG_2404Tuesday, March 10th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Mother Goose Café
Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. For kids birth-18 months with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Thursday, March 12th, 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Toddler Time
Join us for stories, music, and movement. For kids 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Friday, March 13th, 9:30 am – 10:00 am – Family Story Time @ Whole Foods Market
Story time for kids ages birth-6 with a parent/caregiver.**Note: program is held at Whole Foods Market River Forest, 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305, 708-366-1045.** No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Early Literacy Tip of the Month – March

floraandflamingo Check Out Wordless Picture Books

 They may have no (or very few) printed words, but wordless picture books are great tools for language development and creativity in young children.  Let your child look at the illustrations and then let them tell the story in their own words. Children tune in to the structure of a story (beginning, middle, end) while ballfordaisyusing significantly more new words then they may use in ordinary conversation.  Each reading is different which adds to the fun.

Visit the Children’s Room and explore our selection of Stories—Wordless.


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This Week’s Special Programs 03/01 – 03/07

Join us this coming week of Sunday, March 1st through Saturday, March 7th for the following special programs.

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Monday, March 2nd, 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Morning PJ Party and Book Character Scavenger Hunt
Wake up and come straight to the Children’s Room for a morning pajama party! You’ll be warm and cozy as you hunt for your favorite book characters, enjoy breakfast treats, and cuddle up for some quality reading time. Drop in any time between 9-11 AM for the fun. No registration required.

Monday, March 2nd, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Pajama Night
Party in your pajamas! Wear your PJs, bring your pillow and book (or get one at the Library), and hang out in the Children’s Room while you eat cookies and read. Independent Readers Grades K-4. No registration required.

Saturday, March 7th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Donuts for Dads
Join us for this family friendly drop-in program. We’ll have crafts, books and board games out for you to enjoy along with breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max Coffee. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome. No registration required.

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We look forward to seeing you there!


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LEGO Club session added for Saturday at 1:00 pm

WinBrownTeamDue to popular demand, another session has been added for LEGO Club this Saturday, February 28th, at 1:00 pm. The additional session is identical to the 2:00 pm session – open to K-5th graders.

Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

You can register for the 1:00 pm session by stopping by the Children’s Desk, calling in or clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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