Rainbow Walking Water

Watch a rainbow come to life! This simple experiment creates a colorful reaction using a few household materials. Use the primary colors and see how the secondary colors emerge when water “walks” out of cups with the aid of paper towels.   Supplies: 6 clear cups/bowls/containers food dye (red, yellow,…

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Shaving Cream Rain Clouds & Marble Art

Shaving Cream Rain Cloud Supplies: a clear glass/cup/bowl/jar shaving cream (you can use whipped cream, but it may make the water murky) liquid food color or liquid watercolors (if you only have gel food coloring mix it with water before using it in the experiment) water optional, pipette or spoon…

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Free Resources for Families!

Do the days seem to be blurring together? Do the kids need something to do? Here is a list of things that are available for free to use at home! ABCMouse This one is subscription-based. BUT you can get a 30-day free trial It is for children ages 2-8 and…

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Baby Shark!!!

Make the whole Baby Shark family and put on your own puppet theater musical!

baby shark puppets


Watch the video tutorial and musical:


Shark Character Puppets


  • color construction paper (if you don’t have color paper you can use white paper and color your characters with markers/crayons/color pencils)
  • glue stick (tape or liquid glue will work)
  • something to make large and small circles (a compass or any cylindrical bottles/cups/jars you find at home can be used to trace circles, you can decide on their sizes, mine are approximately 3″ and 2″ in diameter)
  • scissors
  • pencil or pen
  • optional: Popsicle sticks (unsharpened pencils will work)
  • optional: googly eyes
  • optional: a shoebox to make a diorama
  • optional: white color pencil or crayon to draw teeth
  • optional: markers/crayons/color pencils to add details

shapes needed to make each shark

Instructions for Each Shark:

  • select a color for your shark
  • cut two large circles of the same size, one from white paper and one in your selected color
  • cut two small circles of the same size, one from red paper and one in your selected color
  • cut out a triangle in your chosen color
  • cut the white and red circles in half (you will only need a half circle of each color per shark)
  • layer the white half circle over the large color circle, glue it in place
  • take the small circle, in your selected color, and cut it in half (these will be the arm/pectoral fins) tuck one on each side of your shark head and glue in place
  • take the red half circle, this will be mouth, you can add zig-zag lines to make teeth or color in teeth with a white color pencil or crayon, you can also change the shape of the mouth to make a smile, it’s up to you!
  • once the mouth is in place glue the googly eyes or make some out of white paper by cutting tiny circles with black marker dots in the center
  • now glue the triangle paper to the top of the shark, this will be the to top/dorsal fin

baby shark puppets

Instructions for the Little Fish:

  • cut a small circle
  • cut two triangles of the same size
  • tuck one triangle at the side of the circle to make a tail
  • cut the other triangle in half, tuck one at the top of the circle and one at the bottom to make the fins
  • decorate a face
  • optional, trace the outline of the completed fish to make a second fish cutout, decorate this one with a different facial expression and attached it to the back of the first fish
  • don’t forget to glue the Popsicle stick in between

Instructions for the Ocean Scene:

  • use a sheet of blue construction paper
  • cut out anything you want to see in your ocean scene: seaweed, coral, sand, treasure chests, anchors, mermaids, sea creatures, etc.
  • glue all your pieces onto the blue paper
  • optional, glue the blue paper to the bottom of a shoe box and wrap the edges to make an ocean diorama


2 paper sharks

Now it’s time to get musical and put on your own puppet show! Have lots of fun and try singing different variations of Baby Shark!!


sharks in shoebox

*if you make a diorama shoebox you can store your sharks and fish inside the box when you’re done playing with them 🙂


Science and Crafts for Saint Patrick’s Day or Any Day!

Using household materials, you can make Salt Crystal Paintings, Oobleck Slime, and Bubbling Fizzy Pots. If you don’t have all the supplies at home some alternative material ideas have been listed. Create, experiment, and have fun! Salt Crystal Paintings Watch your paint spread like magic through salt crystals!   You…

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Yawáyro: Indigenous Awareness and Literacy Development Kits coming in November

  The Santa Clarita Public Library has partnered with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) on a very exciting new project! We received funding from the American Indian Library Association through their Talk Story Grant to purchase books that will provide awareness and representation of Indigenous cultures and…

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STEM Magic at the Santa Clarita Public Libraries

    S is for Science  – a universe to explore. T is for Technology – where we seem to always want more. E is for Engineer – where you can design and build to your dreams desire. M is for Math – with practice you will be the one…

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Get Ready for Summer Reading!

April 27th marked the end of our Spring Storytime Season! Over the next month, librarians across Santa Clarita will be working hard to prepare for a stellar Summer Reading Program for our patrons. Everyone—and we do mean everyone, babies through adults!—will be able to sign up to track their reading…

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Diversity in Books for Children

  Being able to see oneself represented in books and other media is an incredibly positive experience for children. However, “when children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they…

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