I love to create passive programming in the library. The goal of passive programming is to be able to “set it and forget it”, have minimal supervision, minimal maintenance, and to be fun while tying in to library materials! This HappyFish/ScaryFish display meets all of these goals!
To be honest, this display came about because we have an abundance of over-sized legal paper that we have no real use for. Back in the 80s and 90s, legal paper was all the rage! Now, not so much. As such, I searched the internet for cool crafts that we could do to use up some of the legal paper. Once I stumbled upon the HappyFish/ScaryFish craft, I was hooked… pun definitely intended.
To turn the craft into a display, I set up a table with instructions and different examples of how to create a HappyFish/ScaryFish craft. I gave people the option of folding the paper for the craft themselves or to choose a pre-folded template. Behind the table I put up a blue paper background to act as our aquarium. I even cut some little waves at the top. As children/adults complete a fish, we will hang them up in the aquarium to display our creations! To tie in to our library material, i displayed books about fish and how to draw wild animals!
Picture updates will come as more HappyFish/ScaryFish are added to the aquarium!