Week 4

Art Projects

Glowing Camping lantern

Courtesy of the crazy outdoor mama


  • Water bottle with label removed

  • Yellow paint

  • Two small strips of green construction paper

  • Pipe cleaner for the handle

  • Hole puncher or something sharp

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Marker


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

  1. If you are going to use an electric tea light, cut the top of the bottle off

  2. Paint water bottle yellow

  3. After paint dries, tape on 3″ tall green strips on top and bottom of “lantern”

  4. Hole punch or make a slit on each side of the lantern and thread the handle through (parent or guardian please help with this step)

  5. Draw on the main “dimmer” knob and any additional buttons or décor you want on the camping lantern.

DIY Binoculars

Courtesy of the chirping moms


  • 2 toilet paper rolls

  • Construction paper (any color)

  • Masking tape

  • Yarn

  • Scissors

  • Hole puncher (optional)


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

  1. Start by taping two toilet paper rolls together with masking tape.

  2. Then prep the construction paper by cutting the construction paper the length of the toilet paper rolls. Decorate the paper if desires.

  3. Wrap the construction paper around the binoculars and secure with tape.

  4. Punch a hole on the outside of both of the toilet paper rolls.

  5. Tie the yarn through each hole so the binoculars can hang. Skip this step if the child is too young for the string.

TIP: Go on an adventure and discover nature through your binoculars!

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Finished Product:

Reading Challenge

Read a new book.

Reading Activity

Visit a place you have never been before. It can be local!

Please take pictures of this adventure and share it with us here at the library.

Experiment: Make a DIY Kite

Courtesy of food fun family


Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.

Step 1: Gather materials (one piece of paper, a ruler, a pencil, some yarn or string, a stapler, and a hole punch)

Step 2: Fold paper in half

Step 3: Along the folded side of your paper, measure and mark off at 2 1/2 inches (point A) and at 3 1/2 inches (point B)

Step 4: Take two corners of your paper and staple them together at point A.

Step 5: Punch a hole at point B

Step 6: Tie a long piece of yarn through the hole you have just punched.

Step 7: Fly your kite on a windy day.

Step 8: Expect lots and lots of laughs, “Wows!” and running around.

Backyard Scavenger Hunt