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Cindy Crushes Programming: Shadow and Bone Mini Book Charms: Take and Make, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

I have been obsessed with the show Shadow and Bone. Our Shadow and Bone virtual escape room has been very popular and we wanted to capitalize on the popularity of the new show. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdN6Mb8Xy9NmDgf5BcNGN2QNhSEDXqJjqeWqv1S8aeEBbgh0w/viewform

I pulled a craft I had done before which was a mini book charm. I used wire cutters on each of the hook eyes to precut them all for the craft kits. I took the cover images from the internet and formatted them to fit the mini books. I used all the different editions. This way teens would be able to pick their favorite book.

Supplies to make craft: 

2 Mini Books                                                                                             

2 Jump Rings                                                                        

2 Hook Eyes                                                                         

1 Sheet of Book Covers

Not included                                                        

Glue (Elmer’s or Modpodge)                                                   


 I ordered sets of these mini books. 

Instructions for the teens:

1. Cut out desired book.

2. Glue cover to mini book with a small amount of glue.

3. Take the hook eye and glue it.

4. Open the jump ring and attach it.

5. Attach charm to the surface you want such as a necklace or a bracelet.

6. Close the hook eye.

I had this craft kit almost run out the first day. I plan to do this craft again with the Percy Jackson books in the future. This is a classic craft which makes it easy to transfer it to a Take and Make.

Cindy Shutts, MLIS

Cindy is passionate about teen services. She loves dogs, pro-wrestling, Fairy tales, mythology, and of course reading. Her favorite books are The Hate U Give, Catching FIre, The Royals, and everything by Cindy Pon. She loves spending times with her dog Harry Winston and her niece and nephew. Cindy Shutts is the Teen Services Librarian at the White Oak Library District in IL and she’ll be joining us to talk about teen programming. You can follow her on Twitter at @cindysku.

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