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Foldout Booklet. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Small enough to fit in a pocket, this clever keepsake unfolds into an impressive multipage book.

Foldout Booklet

Invite your family to fill its pages with the things they're thankful for this year. by Photographs by Ed Judice. Making Books. Making books brings creativity and curriculum, often viewed as opposing forces, together.

Making Books

I've made books with thousands and thousands of children in my almost twenty years of teaching and I can't think of any children who couldn't wait to write in their books when we finished the session. This enthusiasm continues as they research and write. Teachers report back that their students put so much more effort into their books than usual assignments. Over the years I've worked to make bookmaking as easy as possible. I now use repurposed materials as much as possible which saves preparation time. Tips for Teaching Tools Materials Tips for Teaching *Break the process into the smallest and simplest steps possible. *Practice the process before you do it with the class. Making Books with Children. I use this fun form a lot, especially with second and third grades.

Making Books with Children

Each of the four folded pages has one or two facts. When they are all opened, the center page reveals the identity. I've used them for biographies in history, countries in geography, animals in science, and numbers in math--I am half of 8, I am 2 + 2, etc. You can use velcro instead of the tie. Making Books with Children. I use this book often.

Making Books with Children

It works well for all grades. I've used it for mini-reports, book reports, definitions, parts of speech, and more. You can use all blank cards, all lined, or alternate. I've also glued photographs instead of index cards to the accordion. I tend to use the book with the cards horizontal so that it can be hung, but the cards can also stand vertically. You Need: * 2 long narrow pieces of brown grocery bag (I use one of the side panels cut in half the long) or stiff paper/card stock * 8 index cards (I use 3" x 5" or stiff paper/card stock cut to size) * 1 piece 24" yarn * Beads (optional) * Glue stick and scrap paper * Hole punch Making the Book:1. Making Books with Children. This is a fun book because it is so simple and so clever.

Making Books with Children

The directions start by folding paper in half the long way. How to Make a Heart Book. I was busy today working on lots of new art projects....most are still drying but I thought I'd show you this Heart Book.

How to Make a Heart Book

I apologize for the dark photos but unfortunately in Winter we have very short days...I'll try to get some natural light photos tomorrow. See Below I love shaped pages and any shape that is symmetrical works well with this application, pumpkins, apples, fir trees, snowflakes, etc, etc. How to Make a Christmas "House" shaped Book. I introduced this "House" shaped book project at my last conference.

How to Make a Christmas "House" shaped Book

Here is a Christmas version. I have been playing around with books alot lately. Trying to find ways to make them more interesting, ways to make the creation of a book more like an art project. Here I utilize 2 front and back covers (one for the roof and one for the house). The neat thing about this "house" book is that it can stand up on it's own, like a house for display. Inside you can put in as many pages as you want, whatever type of paper you want. So let's get started: - cardboard, I used corrugated for the roof, chipboard (cereal box) for the house- book pages, scrapbooking paper, or colored paper- glue- scissors- paint- pencil crayons, gel pens, sharpies- glitter glue- white paper for pages- jump rings, 15mm- hole punch- Mod podge for sealing, optional Take your cardboard and cut 2 pieces 4" x 5" and 2 pieces 3.5" x 7". These will be the front and back covers. Haunted House Book. I have made "house" books before like this Christmas one.

Haunted House Book

This time I wanted to build a setting to go with the house book so I added a box and a little platform. This way I have lots of possibilities and the book can still look like a house on its own. MATERIALS REQUIRED:- a small box, I used a soap box- some pieces of coruggated cardboard- paper- 2 large jump or O rings, you could also use binder clips, or ribbon- paint- pencil crayons- 3 pipe cleaners- coloured paper- sharpies, white gel pen- glue, scissors, hole punch- little Halloween embellishments, optionalPROCEDURE: Take your box and cut the tabs off the open end.

Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard for the base of your box. Cut 2 pieces of cardboard for your front and back cover. Cut another 2 pieces of cardboard for the roof sections. Paint your pieces, you can also cover them with coloured paper. When the paint is dry you can paint the backs of your covers and roof sections or you glue some nice coordinating paper. Add some grass. Inchie Books and Giveaway Results. You already know that I love creating inchies with kids but did you know you can turn them into a little book.

Inchie Books and Giveaway Results

Kids love miniatures and inchies make perfect little miniature books. Here is a mouse one. and here is a Thank-you one. A Thanksgiving inchie book would be a great project for all of my US readers this weekend! MATERIALS REQUIRED:- inchie squares, mine are twinchies (2"x2")- jump rings- little hole punch or awl- scrap of cardboard- paint, pencil crayons, whatever you have on hand- any little embellishments, googly eyes, fancy papers, sequins, etc.- tacky glue. CD Book and Giveaway Results. Well it's been one of those weeks....crazy busy and I totally missed the Friday post with the Giveaway winner.

CD Book and Giveaway Results

My apologies, the winner will be announced at the end of this post. Paperbag Book Project. "Out to Lunch" Books. I was kicking around some unique book ideas this fall and here are a few I came up with. Now I know it's not the healthiest example but what kid doesn't like french fries once and a while! When you pull the fries out you have the pages of your book connected by a chain.

This is a sandwich book, which could easily be a hamburger, taco, or even a wrap (that could be a scroll book). Let's start with the french fry book. MATERIALS REQUIRED:- corrugated cardboard- yellow and red liquid tempera or acrylic- disk tempera paint- container template- cardstock or manila tag- yellow and white paper- printed text from the computer or hand written- glue- ball and chain connector (you can find these at the Hardware store)PROCEDURE: Using the template trace the container shape onto a piece of manila tag or cardstock.

Cut out. Using disk tempera paint some yellow stripes on the inside of the container shape. Paint the other side red. Set aside to dry. How to Make a Tunnel Book. How to make File Folder Books. I was collaborating with my friend Kim last year about some projects we could present at our "Writing and the Visual Arts" workshop at ECEC. We needed some good non fiction ideas and this file folder book fit the bill. I first came across file folder journals in an article in Jan/Feb 2011 Cloth, Paper, Scissors by Heidi Skovski and Karin Winter. It perked my interest and I could envision great applications in the classroom. This is the Owl example we presented at ECEC. This is the Polar Bear version Grade 3 is currently working on. Instead of writing a report the kids have made these books and inside we have tags, pockets, index cards, bookmarks, etc, etc. on which they have put facts, vocabulary, statistics, poems, and paragraphs.

It is a great way to get the students excited about compiling a research file. Coffee Filter Books. This is a neat pocket book idea using coffee filters. With the holidays coming up this would make a great keepsake that students could make for their parents. The pockets are quite large and can hold lots of tags, bookmarks, and additional papers. This would be a great format for research projects or subject reports, similar to the file folder books. How to Make an Acrostic Book.

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad. Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel. We’ve written about 3 apps to reate books on the iPad in the past, but the following listly by Meg Wilson goes further, including 15 apps to do so.

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