Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Program: Zombie-fied Crafts

Courtesy of greyloch
Here are some zombie themed craft suggestions your teens will love:

ZOMBIE MARSHMALLOWS
Supplies:
Edible Markers (can find at Michael's & Joann's as well as online)
Jumbo Marshmallows
Pretzel Sticks
Light Corn Syrup
Sprinkles, Small Candies etc (to decorate with)

Instructions:
Spear Marshmallow on pretzel stick.  Then use Edible Markers to draw faces on the Marshmallows.  Corn syrup is the "glue" to paste on sprinkles and other edible decorations.  When finished take pictures then enjoy a sweet zombie treat!

ZOMBIE SHRUNKEN HEAD APPLE CARVING
Supplies:
1 Apple per person (green or red)
Craft Knives (1 per person)
Paring Knives
Water
Lemon Juice
Salt
Green food dye
Wooden kabob spears
Black beads (for eyes)

Instructions:
Using paring knife carefully peel the apple.  Use craft knives to begin carve a zombie face in apple.  *Be VERY CAREFUL when using craft knives and make sure teens always cut AWAY from themselves.  Eyes should have a slit for beads to be pushed in to when ready.  When finished carving face soak apple in Water, Lemon Juice, Food Dye & Salt mix.  Be prepared to send these home with teens without completely finishing the project.  It can take several days for the apple heads to dry completely. Will feel like sponges when ready for beads to be inserted for eyes.
For tips on apple head carving: http://www.appledolls.org/page2.html

ZOMBIE STRING DOLLS
Supplies:
Embroidery floss
Pipe Cleaners
Glue
Small Beads (for eyes)
Scissors

Instructions:
These string dolls are very popular and inexpensive, so are great for libraries on a budget.  4YA has the best String Doll Tutorial I've come across - just follow her directions and you'll be sure to have a hit program!

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