(that is me working on the grass)
I picked up the gnomes for clearance at Kroger. The mushrooms, I made just by paper macheing a plastic bowl on top of an oatmeal container and painting it.
The grass, of course, is just cut up construction paper. A coworker cut out the birds and made the awesome flowers. Here are some close ups:
all she did to make the flowers was draw a spiral on a piece of cardstock, cut it out, and hot glued it together while curving it around itself. Easy Peasy!
here is what the room looked like
I had gnome craft handouts for all the kids when they entered the room, a gnome marionette, gnome finger puppets, gnome bowling, gnome paper dolls, and a gnome mobile!
check them out from this website here
I had a table where the teens could sign up for all the summer events
including book clubs
where gnomes peeked out from among the books!
then I had a table where they could make a paper gnome like these:
and here is the one I made!
Next I had a table where they could make a gnome hat and beard like this:
(that is me)
Then they decorated gnome hat cookies
and made mini gnomes out of Hershey kisses:
then they could make a gnome snack (which was just a slice of apple on top of a marshmallow on a stick made to look like a mushroom)
(that is the fiance who is awesome and volunteered to help at the program)
I had some tables up where they could register for the Summer Reading Program online:
and, finally, I had gnome bowling set up for them to play!
we had a great time and registered almost 50 teens!