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Upcycled Crafts @ Your Library: Camp RIO Crafts 2021

This guide will provide links and information on the recycled/upcycled items used for craft projects at Camp RIO.

Camp Crafts 2021

Zentangles (also called Zendoodles) - an art doodle, can be a pattern or shape or freeformed doodling.  Can be in squares on a paper, or make a bookmark.

Inspired By Zentangle: Patterns and Starter Pages of 2021


Microfilm: Lantern in a Jar

Mod Podge + brush + smooth jar or vase + microfilm + tea light.


Coloring Books and Pages

United States Botanical Garden: Botanical Coloring Book (and inspiration via a Garden Virtual Tour....)

Quirky Patent Coloring Books:

Monday Mandala: free coloring pages

Free downloads (word puzzles, coloring pages) from the NY Public Library


Colorful Jute Coasters

Step 1
Cut a piece of jute rope 46 inches long. Tightly coil the first inch or two of the rope, using dabs of hot glue to secure it.

Step 2
Wrap a short length of embroidery floss around the rope. Hot-glue the floss at both ends so it doesn’t unravel. Continue coiling and hot-gluing the rope, wrapping it with floss every inch or two.

Step 3
Once you reach the end of the rope, snip it at an angle and dab it with crafts glue so it doesn’t fray.

Zentangle Grid

Zentangle Lessons from Pea Ridge Community Library