Afternoon of Disguise: Summer Reading Club Launch Party

Here in British Columbia, our Summer Reading Club theme this year is Funny Business.  For our launch party, I decided to hold an Afternoon of Disguise where kids could create a mask or play dress up using some costume supplies.  The tag line of the event was, “There’s something funny going on here!” which is one of the sub-themes of Funny Business.  This was a drop-in program – kids could come anytime and create as many disguises as they wanted.  I took pictures of the kids once they were unidentifiable and plan to put them up around the branch.  I also had a display with an array of non-fiction books – craft books, spy books, and lots of disguise books such as Animal Disguises and Buildings in Disguise.  We’re always trying to tie in a literacy component and promote our collection!

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Here are the details:

Disguise Templates

I printed about 20 each on bond paper. Card stock would also work.

Craft Supplies

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Sequins
  • Feathers
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Ribbons

Optional Supplies

The best part about this program was how much fun the kids had – so much laughter and giggling. Lots of parents hung around to take pictures too.  Here’s what we got up to!

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