Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library
|From Brad’s Diary: Tuesday May 10, 2011|
Yikes! I went to the Takoma Park, Maryland, Library instead of the Takoma Park DC Library. I couldn’t smell Miss Julie anywhere… and then I realized my mistake. Silly me! So I dashed over to the correct library as quick as I could. Fortunately there was still plenty of time to hear many stories. Unfortunately, Miss Julie had just finished reading The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell. It looked like a very sweet doggie story. Fortunately, I can always check it out! My DC Library Card is my passport to the city!
And, my PAL certification is my other passport! I get to travel all over the city helping people. I feel very fortunate to be able to help others. How about I help you make a hand puppet craft like the children made in the library made tonight…? Here are the supplies you need to make an “Ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog” Hand Puppet Craft:
- 1 Sheet of card stock/poster board
- 1 Pine cone
- 1 Medium-size black pompom
- 1 Pair of sticker/googly eyeballs
- 1 Square of black/brown felt
- 1 Strip of felt (any color)
- 1 Bottle of liquid glue
- 1 Pair of child-safety scissors
- 1 Pencil
And, this is what you do:
- Draw a teardrop-shaped dog face on the card stock, and cut it out.
- Glue the pine cone to the narrow portion of the face for the dog’s muzzle. (Note: Due to the weight and texture of the pine cone, it may need to dry overnight in order to be secure.)
- Glue the pompom to the tip of the pine cone for the dog’s nose.
- Attach the eyes.
- Cut out two ears from the dark felt. (Note: Miss Julie managed to make her doggie’s ears look like Elvis hair, hence the craft name “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog”.)
- Glue the ears in place.
- Glue the strip of felt to the back of the face to make a hand holder. (Note: Allow enough space for your hand to pass through comfortably, and leave time for it to dry completely.)
- Enjoy your hand puppet!
Now I am itching to look at the new Brad books that I checked out at the library: Doctor Brad Has Gone Mad by Dan Gutman, Brad Johnson: Play with Passion by Brad Johnson, You’re in Big Trouble, Brad by Lisa Papademetriou, and Brad and Butter Play Ball by Dean Hughes.
Read Brad’s October 3, 2010 Diary