1. Find a magazine with an image you like
2. Take a strip of packing tape and adhere it to the page
3. Rip the excess paper off along the tape edges
4. Soak the tape and paper in warm water
5. Rub the paper off of the back
6. Check that all the paper is removed and let dry
7. Once dry, the tape will regain some stickiness and you can put it anywhere you like!
Using an overhead light (or the sun), play with outlines of everyday objects and have fun with the new shapes created by tracing the outlines. Leaves, utensils, pens, feathers are all used in these Creativebug videos. The lesson is for 30 days of trying, but try just one. How does it work for you? What do you see that you hadn’t seen before?
To see more ideas in 5 minute videos, first go to the Woodland Public Library Creativebug page and log in with your library card (eCards, too!) number. Then follow this link to watch the Tracing Shadows series.
Share your drawings with us by email, on Facebook, or on Instagram. Happy making!
Make a zine with us!
A ’zine’ is a self-published magazine. It can take on a variety of forms - from a single sheet of folded paper to a self-bound book - and functions - advocacy, information, journaling, or cartooning.
A basic zine can be made with a single sheet of printer paper! Fold a piece of paper and make an 8 page book.
Here’s a sample layout of a zine about coronavirus for kids (remember back in February when we were all just learning its name?).
The zine can go further and be bound with twine or staples and be larger in size and longer in length.
To learn more in an hour-long free zine class, first go to the Woodland Public Library Creativebug page and log in with your library card (eCards, too!) number.
Then follow this link to watch How to Make a Zine.
If you need any of the materials or a printed copy of something for your zine, email email@example.com to arrange for curbside pickup! Share your zines with us by email, on Facebook, or on Instagram. Happy making!