Thursday, February 26, 2015

Book Totes

There are several library book tote ideas out there that I really love. The one for this project came from (although Disney changed their urls once again, so the link does not work but I'm keeping it because it will make me feel better to link to it on here as my source. I've tried visiting their Family Fun site to search for the bag, but haven't had any luck so far.).

Oriental Trading has book totes in several sizes. I used acrylic paint (you can find it at Wal-Mart for 97 cents to two or three dollars in many colors) and adhesive buttons also from Oriental Trading. You can also dress up your tote with stickers! 

I attempted to make it as nice as the example on Spoonful, but alas, it was not to be. When the paint was dry, I wrote the names of some of my favorite books on the spines with permanent marker. I brought in my blow dryer to speed up the drying process, but also had bags where the kids could put their totes in if they weren't completely dry by the end of the program.


Here are some other great book tote ideas:
Bookish Book Totes for Kids @ BookRiot
Personalized Library Tote @ Ink and Squid
Library Tote Bags @ Occasionally Crafty

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Happy Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

While searching for images of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, I came across this beautiful book sculpture at The Steadfast Tin Soldier is my most favorite fairy tale, and I have a small collection of different versions of the tale. One of my favorite renditions of the tale is the short performance in Fantasia 2000. I encourage you to take some time to view it, you will not regret it!