First we looked at music and instruments and how those are designed (thanks to our speakers Bobby Anderson and Garrett Anderson).
Next we looked at how gardens and plants are designed. Then we made our own with fantastic homemade play dough and clay. This was a good opportunity to try several different recipes and discover the differences in texture and other physical characteristics of these different doughs.
We've even had a Teen program where we experimented with henna tattoos.
So much to do, so little time! If you're not a part of your library's summer reading program, you should be! Many libraries (like mine and the Alamogordo Public Library) have programs for adults as well so nobody is left out of the fun!