Creativity Lab – Sculptures

art show


This month in Creativity Lab, we will be making sculptures.  You can work on your Showstopping Sculpture Challenge entry, or create something just for fun!

We’ll explore different types of sculpture and make our own.  This will be an open lab with different materials and supplies for you to use.

Thursday, June 13th at 6 pm.  Grades K-6.  No registration required.


Showstopping Sculpture Challenge

The theme for our summer reading building challenge this year is Showstopping Sculptures!


You can make any type of sculpture out of any material (except food) and enter it in the contest.

You may enter into one of 4 divisions:  Family, Preschool & Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, and Grades 4-6.

Entries are due by Saturday, June 29th and will be on display for voting July 8th through July 19th.

You can come in to our June 13th Creativity Lab to work on your sculpture too!

Stop in to get a sculpture contest entry form from the Children’s Desk and call us at 309-524-2480 with any questions.

Gel Print Butterflies and Children’s Book Week

We made these beautiful butterflies in April’s Creativity Lab!  We used gel plates, acrylic paint, and different items to achieve these unique designs and textures.

The butterflies made a great display for Children’s Book Week, which we will celebrate for two weeks – April 29 through May 11.

Children's Book week

Over the weeks, we’ll have some great programs and fun activities.  There will be lots of Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired games and crafts out around the department, so drop in and enjoy!

Our next Creativity Lab will be on Thursday, May 9th where our friends from the Figge will teach us how to make Tiffany-inspired window art.  Be sure to register for that one!

Miss Tess


Earth Day Craft

With Earth Day and Easter just right around the corner, here is a project to save money on Easter baskets that end up being thrown away.

I’ve used cardboard from a box and a plastic grocery bag cut into strips to weave the basket. However, you can use other materials like strips of cloth from old clothes or yarn or even newspapers to weave with. The possibilities are endless!


Miss Christina