Children create their own planets at the library
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Neighbors | Submitted.Zariyah Ayala and her mother, Maribel Alam, showed off their water color planets at the Michael Kusalaba library on June 10.
Neighbors | Submitted.Ginger Zink, and her grandsons, Jackson and Israel, attended the Water Color Planet making event at the Michael Kusalaba library on June 10.
Neighbors | Submitted.Hudson Burnett, Alex Sich and Ava Burnett showed off their different planet designs at the Michael Kusalaba library June 10.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Hannah Matulek, a librarian assistant at the Michael Kusalaba branch, taught children about the science behind the colors of the planets at the first Water Color Planet making event.
Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Librarian Assistant Hannah Matulek organized the Water Color Planet making event at the Michael Kusalaba library.
By JESSICA HARKER
The Michael Kusalaba library hosted a Water Color Planet making event on June 10.
Librarian Hannah Matulek created the crafting event.
“We are the only planet in our solar system with life on it,” Matulek said. “That’s why we are the only planet colored like ours.”
During the event Matulek explained what the different colors of the different planets mean.
She explained the science behind certain planets, including why the earth is blue and green while a lot of other planets are red and orange.
“I want them to think about what is going to live on their planet, and what kind of life it’s going to sustain,” Matulek said.
Children then painted their planets onto paper plates.
The planets were then glued onto black paper, that children painted with glitter glue to showcase the stars around their planet.
Matulek said that this event was inspired by the Summer Reading program theme of a universe of stories.
For more information on upcoming events like this, go to www.libraryvisit.org.