Upcycled Crafts: Bluebonnet Ballot Box

January 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

Hey there everyone! Today I thought it would be timely to feature this craft from Betsy. It’s a ballot box for Bluebonnet book voting. What are Bluebonnet books, you may ask? Every year, the Texas Library Association releases a list of 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction, aimed at readers in grades 3-6. This list is compiled from suggestions from teachers, students, parents, and librarians across Texas. Students who read at least 5 of the books on the list may vote in a statewide election held throughout the month of January. The winner is the author who receives the most votes.

This is the first year Recycled Reads has had the honor of being a location for Bluebonnet voting. Obviously, our ballot box couldn’t just be any old ballot box, which is why Betsy made an upcycled one with bluebonnets made from paint samples.

If you’d like to take a look in person (and bring your 3rd – 6th graders to vote!) our ballot box is on display in the Juvenile section of the bookstore.

Bluebonnet box 1

Bluebonnet box 2


Entry filed under: Crafts.

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