Craft time

Library craft time this week was Delft tiles.  The summer reading theme this year is “One World, Many Stories” and we are doing crafts from around the world.  The Delft style is Dutch, with predominantly blue on white color schemes, with usually a picture in the center and a design in each corner that can be continued into the next square.  What I did was have the kids look through pictures, pencil out a design on paper, then paint onto a tile.  I got them from Home Depot for about 40 cents each.  Just basic acrylic paint worked fine.  It would have been nice to have a spray clearcoat to seal them.  We had 10 kids and 20 tiles, so most kids chose to do more than one tile.

Next week we are doing weaving- I need to get my act together on that and have a demonstration craft, instructions and possibly related pictures or books.