The Baltimore Book Festival

Hi Yall,

A few weeks ago I participated in the Baltimore Book Festival this year. I was in the Recycled Craft Tent. I showed children how to make dolls from toilet paper rolls, tissue paper and construction paper. Children picked the color of tissue paper they wanted for the dress, folded it and then wrapped it around the tube and taped it. Any excess we tucked inside the bottom of the tube. They picked the color of construction paper for the face. I cut the paper in half then folded it. They wrapped it around the top of the tube then taped it. They picked their color of tissue paper for the hair. They folded it and added it on top of the tube and let it fall down on the sides of the paper face. The children drew a face on the construction paper wrapped around the top of the tube. Their dolls were beautiful.

I also showed the children how to make maracas. You tape one end of the tube with duct tape. You then add beads and close the other end with duct tape. After that you use markers to decorate the your maraca. They made their own musical instrument.

Another book lover like myself, shared a video review on the Baltimore Book Festival this year.


“The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.”


Color, love & energy

Gloria Garrett “Mother of Makeup Art”

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