Creativity Corner

Spring 2020

Here are some ideas to get your creativity going at home! If you try one, we'd love to see your work! Email [email protected] or share it on our Facebook Page.

August 6, 2020: If you can't make it to Baby Yoda Anamorphic Drawing, try our Baby Yoda bookmark tutorial!

July 30, 2020: Follow this tutorial to make a pretty and unique photo holder out of a painted rock.

July 23, 2020: Pop Up Art School will show you the soothing process of making non-objective art

July 16, 2020: Follow this tutorial to make shiny, 3D foil art with basic supplies.

July 9, 2020: Make Hogwarts house bookmarks following this tutorial

July 2, 2020: Follow this YouTube tutorial to make a colorful work of art in the style of Keith Haring

June 25, 2020: Get creative and a little whimsical in the kitchen: make Fairy Bread! I promise that anyone can handle the recipe for this simple but oddly magical Australian children's treat.

June 18, 2020: You might know author/illustrator Vashti Harrison from books like Little Leaders and Sulwe. Watch her tutorial on making adorable "paper people" fashion dolls out of catalogs and scrap paper on YouTube or IGTV and give it a try yourself!

June 11, 2020: Remember friendship bracelets? Learn the basics here or try one of these 17 cool variations of the classic camp craft. 

June 4, 2020: You probably made all kinds of crafts out of toilet paper rolls when you were little. Follow this YouTube tutorial for a more sophisticated take on toilet paper art. 

May 28, 2020: Do you ever get "artist's block" when you're looking at a blank page? Try a sunburst in your favorite colors--it can be simple or intricate, messy or precise. Just get something bright and happy on that page. 

May 21, 2020: Dress up your doodles with some fancy hand-lettering techniques! Learn Calligraphy with regular Crayola markers here and download a hand-lettering font guide here.

May 14, 2020: The idea of drawing a realistic portrait of your favorite character is pretty intimidating, but what about drawing them chibi style? The YouTube Channel Draw So Cute has step-by-step tutorials to draw your favorite characters, animals, food, and objects as simplified cartoons. Give it a try and share your art with us on Facebook or by emailing Christine at [email protected]

May 7, 2020: Celebrate May the 4th by making a Baby Yoda bookmark! Watch our YouTube tutorial here.

April 30, 2020: The teen librarians tried Blind Contour Drawing in their first ever YouTube video. Watch it here and try it for yourself!

April 23, 2020: First Second Books started the YouTube show #SketchSchool where you can learn to draw your favorite characters from the creators themselves. In episode one, Ngozi Ukazu draws Bitty from Check, Please! 

April 16, 2020: Transmundane drawing prompts from illustrator Carson Ellis. Find our favorites here.

April 9, 2020: Pop Up Art School drawing games and YouTube tutorials