[OYAN] Ideas for programs at a teen treatment program

Kemper Hodge, Kristy Kristy.KemperHodge at corvallisoregon.gov
Fri Jun 21 14:06:18 PDT 2019

I wonder about teaching Zentangle or doodling art with colored pencils? Mandala coloring? Or, origami? https://zentangle.com/pages/get-started

Depending on your budget, you could also do a planting activity, where the teens can paint or decorate flower pots and then plant seeds or seedlings to care for.

Water color painting or duct tape crafts might work, too.

If a grown-up operates the iron, could you try Perler bead crafts? I've seen where you can turn Perler bead creations into keychains or barrettes before. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Perler-Bead-Heart-Hair-Clips-Patterns-for-Lit/
https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Perler-Bead-Keychains - I'm positive there's an alternative to using a sharp needle tool to make a hole in this project! A sharp pencil or toothpick, perhaps?

You could try single-page zines, too, that don't require staples. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/sites/default/files/resources/zine_technique_samples.pdf

Best wishes!! It's awesome you're outreaching to this population of teens :)

Kristy Kemper Hodge
Teen Services Librarian
Enrich | Excite | Explore
Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 766-6489
Kristy.KemperHodge at corvallisoregon.gov

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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:39:49 -0700
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What about printmaking
 or screen printing
slime <https://www.homesciencetools.com/article/how-to-make-slime/>, and ooblek <https://www.livescience.com/21536-oobleck-recipe.html> have been very popular with our youth. If you want to go STEM, paper circuits <https://www.makerspaces.com/paper-circuits/> and Snap Circuits <https://www.elenco.com/brand/snap-circuits/> have a pretty low entry level to the idea of circuits. You can also make throwies <https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/>. I usually just use tape instead of the glue. Epoxy would most definitely count as an inhalant.

Keli Yeats, Teen Librarian
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On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 3:36 PM Heather Jones via OYAN < oyan at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> wrote:

> Hi all,
>   I am planning some outreach programs at an inpatient substance abuse
> and mental health treatment facility for teens.  As you can imagine
> there are many restrictions on what supplies can be brought into the
> facility, and the teens also have very limited personal space to keep
> craft items we may create during the program. Some of the limitations
> are no inhalants or alcohol based products, no string longer than 4
> inches, no paracord, no metal wires or staples, and limited very
> monitored use of scissors. At any time there are up to 20 teens in
> this program and I would like to offer some fun and creative
> activities for them. Does anyone have any ideas of great programs that would work well or could be adapted for these students?
> Thank you!
> Heather R. Jones
> Teen Services Librarian
> Crook County Library
> 541-447-7978 x 320
> hjones at crooklib.org
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