Nailed it!: Library hosts Spring Break Camp

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Left to right are Zoey Hudson, Cullman County Library Circulation Manager Laura Benton, Edie Hudson and Lulu Hudson. (Tiffany McKoy for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – This week the Cullman County Public Library hosted Spring Break Camp for kids aged 8-18. Over three days, activities included a “Nailed It Challenge,” rock painting and a STEM challenge.

In Monday’s “Nailed It Challenge,” participants decorated cupcakes like the Minions from “Despicable Me” with the goal of the cupcakes looking as close to the original characters as possible. The kids used icing, Twinkies and googly eyes to complete their cupcakes, and were able to take them home.

Tuesday’s craft day saw the kids painting mandala ladybugs. While the younger participants painted wooden butterflies, older kids were given smooth black stones. The library provided special tools for creating different sized dots with paint. This was a fun crafting experience that required concentration and creativity.

On the last day of Spring Break Camp, participants were provided LEGOS, cardboard tubes, cardboard, tape, etc. to create their own HEXBUG mazes. HEXBUGS are battery-operated “bugs” that vibrate and move around. In order to keep them contained and going on a straight path, participants had to create an environment that would not only contain the HEXBUGS, but also help propel them forward. The kids had 15 minutes to create their mazes.

Cullman County Public Library Circulation Manager Laura Benton said she was pleased with the turnout this year.

“We have been very happy with the overall turnout,” she said. “I believe the kids have learned a lot and had a lot of fun, too!”

Benton said she hopes the library will hold the event again.

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