Found Poetry: Adult Take and Make Kit
April is National Poetry Month! This month, try your hand at creating a “Found Poem.” A Found Poem is poetry that you create out of words, letters and images you find elsewhere, like from old books or magazines.
A Found Poem kit is the Adult Take & Make craft for the month of April (while supplies last). Your assortment of “found” words will be in your Take & Make kit (envelope). Assemble these random words into poetry or prose. Feel free to modify as you see fit: cut up the words, cut out more words, decorate, and write in anything you want, in order to make it your own!
How to create your Found Poem:
1. Pick up your kit at your neighborhood library. Your “kit” includes the envelope, the page for assembling and affixing the poem, numerous random and colorful words, and a pen.
You do not need to limit yourself to these word options, however. Do whatever you need to do to make the poem your own! Decorate, cut out or write in additional words, add pictures, you name it.
2. Assemble your chosen words into a poem.
You do not need to use all of the words. And feel free to trim any as you see fit.
3. Glue down. Let dry. Enjoy!