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As you get caught up deep inside an exciting book, you often find that the star of the story could really use some help. Design an element that gets your hero through a tough patch.
The first step to creating something to help a character within a book is to understand the style of the book. Is it a realistic story or an imaginary one? Does it take place in the past or the future? Your assistance needs to be designed in an appropriate form, no flying machines for Nancy Drew.
There are unlimited ideas available to you. Here is one example for a character found in a futuristic story. Use this to get your creative juices flowing.
Often the characters of a story feel scared and alone. You want to reach out and give them encouragement, to let them know that they are not alone. Yet they are in the middle of the action. What if they had a special attachment that they could activate and be comforted, be reassured that they will persevere. What if the smells of home or a special safe place were contained in small air pockets that could be popped and released?
For a wrist gauntlet, shape a large piece of craft foam around your wrist and note where on the shape the decorations need to be drawn. Lay the foam flat and create the artwork with Crayola® Twistables® Slick Stix™. When you are happy with your design, glue the foam into the gauntlet shape with Crayola® No-Run School Glue. Clip in place with clothespins while it dries.
Color the smooth side of bubble wrap using Slick Stix™. The colors and the design speak of the magic quality of the bubble wrap. Attach the colored bubble wrap to the foam armature.
Stain Advisement: Slick Stix contain pigments that may stain clothing, fabrics and other household surfaces. Wear a smock to protect clothing and cover your work surface with newspaper.
Library windows are just the place to share reviews of favorite books. Use Crayola® Washable Window Markers or Crayola W
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