This week we would like to celebrate the new latest and greatest trend in both literature and film, The Hunger Games. Whether you’ve read it, seen it, both, or neither, we have a feeling you’ll want to chime in on this Hunger Games inspired craft question, and we are so eager to hear your creative answers!
First, a bit of background for the uninitiated (if you know about this book/movie, you can skip to the next paragraph): The Hunger Games is set in the not-so-distant future, in a country called Panem, which is present-day North America. The Hunger Games are an annual event where each “district” sends one girl and one boy from the ages of 12 to 18 to compete on national television. There can only be one winner. Those chosen to compete are called “tributes.” Katniss Everdeen, the narrator and heroine, is a tribute who competes in the games in place of her younger sister.
Now here’s the part we’re really interested in: skills. Each tribute brings a set of specific skills to the arena when they compete in the Hunger Games. Katniss’ survival skill is her amazing archery talent, which gives her an advantage when it comes to hunting and improves her success in the Games.
Let’s imagine that you are a tribute in this year’s Hunger Games and you need to choose a craft skill to bring to the arena. What would be your best asset? Would it be your dynamic quilting so you could make a tent for shelter? What about your excellent knitting so you could create a net for hunting and trapping? We want to know!
So if you’re not out at the movies, leave us a comment and tell us about your super special survival crafting skills! (Let’s keep it clean everyone, no politics, no violence. Remember this is all in good fun. We’re just looking for some creative ideas!)