Teen Summer Projects: Websites to Support our Make and Take Kits

Want to get creative at home? Every CPL location has a limited number of kits for you to make and take to help you complete your Make Space. Take Action. Pick 4 board.

Art can be a great stepping stone into activism, so get started with these kit ideas. Can't make it in to your local branch? You can replicate several of the kits with items around the house.

Wheatpaste Kit

Make a statement by wheatpasting signs across the city (with permission)!

  • Check out Levalet, a Paris based artist that uses wheatpasting to interact with the architecture and shapes around him
  • Swoon, Caledonia Curry, is another wheatpaste artist you must see, based out of Brooklyn
  • Want to read more about graffiti? Check out this blog Paint, Paste, Sticker by Leslie

Tiny Desk Aquariums

Add some plant life to your working space with this tiny desk aquarium tutorial!

Imagination Journal Kit

Want to express how you’re feeling and what you’re doing during this time? Use time stuck at home to record your experiences in a journal.

Shrinky Dinks Kit

Design cool pins with this shrinky dinks tutorial!


Explore MCA Learning Resources for Spiritual Self-Portraits. Find more background information and prompts for exploring the materials in your kit, with links to videos and demonstration guides. Related videos include:  

DM us @youmediachicago so we can share your works of art and activism!

You can also check out all the kits we had last summer to get more inspiration.

If you want additional instructions for the kits, email teenservices@chipublib.org for more details.