Come Art with Me ~ Mexican Folk Art Shrines

This week at Come Art with Me, we made Mexican folk art shrines!!!

I’m sad to say that our Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations are coming to an end. I love all the vibrant colors of Mexican folk art! The kiddos were shown photos of some Mexican shrines and given blank boxes and loads of supplies to make their boxes. They started by painting their boxes and then they picked an image to use in their shrines.

We then used glitter, puff paint, sequins and gems to decorate our boxes. The kiddos did a fantastic job!!

Join us every Tuesday at 3:30 for Come Art with Me!!




Come Art with Me~Aztec Quilts

Buenos Diaz! For this weeks Come Art with Me class, we focused on Aztec quilt and fabric patterns. It is, after all, Hispanic Heritage month.

Aztec Quilt Patterns

The kiddos were given a large piece of heavy paper and were told to make long thick lines of colors. We used our brightest paint possible so the quilts would pop!! After they finished these, we then used examples of Aztec design to make our own designs with in our color lines. The kiddos did awesome!!

They then added yarn on the ends for our fringe, we used tacky glue to make sure the yarn would hold. The results are beautiful.


Join us every Tuesday at 3:30 for our Come Art with Me classes!!


Come Art with Me~Mono-prints and Clay

Hello!! This week the kiddos made mono-prints and also started on clay weavers. We started with the mono-prints first. The Kids used foam plates covered in tin foil as their canvas. We covered them with paint, then used Q-tips to draw on our designs. The kids then pressed them down on construction paper to make our prints!!

They turned out awesome!!

After we were done with printmaking we started on next weeks project. The kids were given a ball of clay to roll out and shape to make weavers out of them. A hole was cut in the middle and holes made for weaving, when dry they will be awesome!!

Join us at our classes on Tuesdays at 3:30!! Drop ins are welcome!!

See you there!!


Come Art with Me ~ Collage Puzzle Pieces

Hi! This week during Come Art with Me….we concentrated on collage! The kiddos were given blank puzzle pieces and a huge choice of collage images. I also sat out glitter and all sorts of goodies for decorative purposes. Lots of gluing and cutting had to be done. The results are fantastic!! See for yourself:


Remember to join us every Tuesday at 3:30 for Come Art with Me! Next week:




Come Art with Me~Talk like a Pirate Day


September 19th is Talk like a Pirate Day! To celebrate we has a very special guest, Capt. Jim Sparrow (Jack Sparrow’s older, plumper, and much better looking older brother) visit us. Capt. Sparrow shared with us the many facts and fictions about pirates and he recruited many mateys for his next voyage.


After Capt. Sparrow was finished, we started on some awesome pirate themed crafts! The kiddos made pirate ships in bottles using plastic sheeting for shrinky dinks and templates. We traced the bottle of choice and ship of choice on our plastic sheeting and then colored them with oil pastels. When finished we cut them out and then ran them through a lamination machine.

They turned out beautifully!! Remember to join us on Tuesdays at 3:30 for Come Art with Me! Registration Required. See you then!

~CBH 🙂

Come Art with Me ~ International Dot Day

Yay!!! We are back in the swing of things here at our little library! Programming has started, and Tuesday was the start to our “Come Art with Me” class! Since International Dot Day is coming up on September 15th, we focused on making our dots!


The kiddos were given a round cake board with holes punched in the sides, 16 holes to be exact. They then proceeded to paint the boards bright colors of their choice. Black or white paint was then applied in a thick coat and then we used forks to add texture our boards. We used hand held craft heat tools to dry our boards. The kiddos then picked out their yarn to use in our string art on their boards. I taught them how to make radiating lines with the yarn, but most wanted to do their own thing….and they turned out beautiful!!


See!?!? Our dots turned out fantastic!! Join us next Tuesday for our “Come Art with Me” class, remember registration is required, visit our website for more information.

How are you making your dots??

-CBH 🙂




ART is Coming Soon!!!

Join us starting September for messy fun!


I’m so excited to start our new programming!! September is the start of our new program called “Come Art with Me”, a collaborative book based art class for ALL school aged children! So, if you’re in grades K-12th grade…stop in and see how you can contribute to our art projects.  Class will be on Tuesdays at 3:30, starting September 5th!

-Ms. Crystal 🙂

Art Show 2017

This year’s art show was amazingly beautiful…….

What a wonderful art year here at the Mulberry Public Library. We ended our year with a fantastic art display that the community came to and enjoyed. Art was hanging from trees, limbs and the ceiling! Don’t forget to join us in September as we start new programming!! Come art with us!! 🙂

-Ms. Crystal


Art in 2017 (so far)……

2017 has been a busy year so far. Pages to Projects is going very well. We have continued to make amazing art based on awesome books! Some of those include:

  • Ulaq and the Northern Lights  by: Harriet Peck Taylor
  • Love Monster  by: Rachel Bright
  • Paul meets Bernadette  by: Rosy Lamb
  • Red:A Crayon’s Story  by: Michael Hall

You can see all the kiddos work on display on April 28th at 6:00 p.m. for our Pages to Projects Art Showing.


Hope to see you there!!

-Ms. Crystal