Do you have a Twi-hard just waiting for the release of The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 ??? It might be hard to get their mind on anything else right now, so why not keep them busy! The following project ideas would work for a library program as well as at home.
Glittler Gel - if you can't be a Cullen, you might as well shimmer like one! Get your sparkle on with a bit of Glittler Gel. Simply put some Aloe Gel (nice for your skin) into a container of your choice (sealable - if all else fails, use a ziploc baggie!) and add some extra-fine iridescent glittler. Remember, a little bit of glitter goes a long way!!! Stir and it's ready to use! Apply to your skin, hit the sun and watch your adoring fans gasp at your sparkly glow.
Duct-Tape Roses - Nothing says I love you like a duct tape rose (ok, LOTS of other things do, but still - we're going for inexpensive). I actually made that blue one in the photo. It look like a billion petals (ok, maybe 50) and I thought it would never end, but teens love to make these. I learned you can make them on a paper-clip so that you have a cheap bendy stem - it really worked! I didn't type out my own directions - I used the ones here: How to Make a Duct Tape Rose. It was crazy easy!
Lovey Bookmarks - Ok, how about romantic bookmarks for pledging your undying (haha) love for Edward or Jacob?! All you need is some stickers, romantic/gothic/vampire/werewolf type paper (I went for scrapbooking paper), ribbon, scissors, a hole punch and anything else for decorating. Let their imagination go!
Dream Catcher - Not actually shown in my picture, one of the things I thought to make to celebrate hunky-from-Michigan Jacob AKA Taylor Lautner was a dream catcher. Again, lots of directions out there on the net already and so many variations. You can get as fancy or as simply as you would like. Here is an easy dream catcher for little kids: Easy Dream Catcher and here is a more advanced one for older kids and teens: Advanced Dream Catcher. If all else fails, you can also buy kits from Oriental Trading (click here). For $8, you can get 12 kits!
Pop Tab Bracelets (or Pop Can Bracelets or Pull Tab Bracelets) - Whatever you call them, they are cool. Back in the 1970s when I was a kid, we made them with real "pull tabs" that would curl up when you pulled them off your can of pop. Now they are making quite a variety of things with the tabs off of pop, energy drink and beer cans! BUT what was Kristen Stewart seen wearing?!?! A pop tab bracelet, so it makes for a fun project at any Twilight party. There are all different styles (two I made are in the photo) - just Google to find one you like. I have found that old t-shirts cut into strips make great weaving material if you do not have ribbon or something similar handy.
That's it! If you have any other ideas, please feel free to share them here. Again, you can Google for all sorts of other Twilight
party ideas too! Have fun!!! And if you see the movie this weekend, hope you enjoy it and have a fangtastic time!