#TBCCrafters Go Nuclear

Say it Rah-shay By Jun 27, 2013 4 Comments


Summer Reading is in full swing at my library and it’s time to decorate and showcase some of the upcoming programming we offer. In Delaware County we are fortunate to be able to offer Science in the Summer through GlaxoSmithKline. Science in the Summer is a free science education program that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” The program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments.

This year Delaware County is offering classes in BioScience and to share the news we created a life-sized cross-section of animal cell to get children’s attention.


Animal Cell for display

Animal Cell for display


To create this cell I  used this picture from Enchanted Learning as the basis for my display.  (Aside: Enchanted Learning is totally worth the price of a subscription! SO many great ideas and activities.)

I hit the craft closet and gathered the following supplies:

  • Puff balls
  • Ribbon
  • Felt
  • Foam pieces
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Box Cutter
  • Cardboard
  • Construction Paper
  • Sharpie marker




A snapshot of supplies used to make a cross section of an animal cell

A snapshot of supplies used to make a cross section of an animal cell


A volunteer and I created our model in a few hours. If you make one, please know that the longest part is gathering and arranging the supplies. It took us longer to separate the puff balls and foam pieces we needed for the display.  Once we came up with the supplies we were able to create our display.


During the program children will be able to see real cells but this was a great way to introduce them.

So, do you have a Thrilling Thursday craft? Link up with The Blogger Connection Crafters!


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. This is a great idea to let the kids know about science in a lively way. It remind me of my time worked as a student librarian at middle school. There was so much fun.

  2. Dawn Pruitt says:

    This is a great interactive learning activity for homeschoolers! I like using all the different items and so will the kids! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mary @ Raising Dick and jane says:

    I love fun and educational projects! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jamie says:

    What a great way to make homework fun!! Pinned & Tweeted!

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