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Get Crafty: 3D Origami Lucky Stars

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Mary in Crafts, Teen Services

Welcome to this month’s installment of Get Crafty. How many of you love making origami items? This month, we are going to make 3D Origami Lucky Stars.

3d lucky star origami

Materials needed: Lucky star paper that comes in so many colors and textures or strips of origami paper or regular printing paper cut in strips. The bigger the paper, the bigger the star. That’s it!

 

Now you can start folding your paper. Sometimes it’s easier to learn how to fold the paper, especially making the knot at the beginning, by looking at a video. I found a great tutorial showing you how to create beautiful 3D Origami Lucky Stars. There is no speaking. Instead, there are captions to help you understand each step with some nice background music.

Did you ever want to know why they are they called Lucky Stars? You can learn about the story at time mark 5:51 on the video below.

For a non-video tutorial, check out the Origami-Instructions.com website for Origami Lucky Star Folding.

 

lucky star step one: paper folded into a knot

This picture is shows the completed Step 1 where the paper is folded into a knot.

 

There are so many things you can do with your completed Lucky Stars. Here are a few examples:

 

lucky stars in a jar

Put them in a Hello Kitty Jar or other decorative jar for yourself or to give as a gift.

 

origami 3d lucky star funny faces

Draw funny faces on your Lucky Stars.

 

diy origami lucky star picture frame

Use your Lucky Stars to decorate a picture frame or the edges of a mirror.

 

I hope you have as much fun as I did making the Origami 3D Lucky Stars. Enjoy!

 

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Origami is so much fun to do. The Boston Public Library has a great collection of origami project books that you can browse, check out and take home.

Need a library card? Wondering how long you can borrow a book? Borrowing and Circulation information can be found here.

*”Get Crafty” features craft projects by Mary, a Teen Librarian at Teen Central, and is posted on the third Friday of every month.

Awesome People Reading

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by Laura in Books, Movies, Music, Teen Services

If you’re anything like me, sometimes all you want is to look at pages and pages of pictures of awesome people reading. Luckily for me, the Awesome People Reading Tumblr is ready and waiting! Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find there:

 

 Katniss reading on the set of The Hunger Games

Jimi Hendrix, reading while groovy

Ryan Gosling reads the classics

Darth Vader has excellent taste

Nelson Mandela and Michelle Obama kick back with a book

Go see who else has been cracking the covers of a good book at the Awesome People Reading Tumblr!

 

 

 

Mockingjay Event at Copley!

Posted on August 19th, 2010 by Anna in Books, Events

Next Tuesday, August 24th the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is set to be released! Want to know what we’re doing for it?

The Copley Teen Room just got free giveaways and one super cool prize today and we’re ready to hand them out on Tuesday.

 But, one super cool prize can’t just be given away to any random person. We know how much everyone will want this item, so we’re going to test your knowledge of The Hunger Games with a trivia contest. The person with the most correct answers out of 51 questions will win our awesome prize.

What is the prize already???!!! I know, I know, you all want to know what it is… but I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to come in to find out!

Remember 4pm Tuesday, August 24th in the Copley Teen Room.

If you’re not there, you’ll miss out on all the fun! And the chance to win something super cool that any super fan of Suzanne Collins would drool over. Now why would you want to miss that?