this Christmas one.
This time I wanted to build a setting to go with the house book so I added a box and a little platform.
- a small box, I used a soap box
- some pieces of coruggated cardboard
- 2 large jump or O rings, you could also use binder clips, or ribbon
- pencil crayons
- 3 pipe cleaners
- coloured paper
- sharpies, white gel pen
- glue, scissors, hole punch
- little Halloween embellishments, optional
Cut 2 pieces of cardboard for your front and back cover. You want it to fit in your box. Cut them a few inches taller than the box. This will be where you attach the "roof" sections.
Cut another 2 pieces of cardboard for the roof sections. You want them wider than your covers. You also want to cut them long enough that they will cover the cut end of your box when the book is standing.
When the paint is dry you can paint the backs of your covers and roof sections or you glue some nice coordinating paper.
Cut a bunch of shingle shapes, like a pocket shape. Starting at the bottom glue your shingles on. Have them overhang on the bottom a bit.
Take a large jump or O ring, (you could also use small binder clips, wire, or even ribbon), and thread all the pages on. Do one whole side and then the other. Close up the rings or tie the ribbon leaving some slack for the pages to be able to turn.
Draw out little windows and a door. Paint and add color.
You can add some spiderwebs with a white gel pen.
Put some glue on the bottom of the box and place into position on the cardboard base you painted.
I glued it into place with a glue gun.
Attach to the wire with a little glue.
Feed the wire thru one of the holes for the binding and twist into place.
This will be my only post this week as I am off to the Early Childhood Education Conference in Edmonton. If you are registered in my Book Artistry workshop you will be learning lots of neat book forms including this one.
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
"P is for Poppy" Project
- wc paper or heavy sketch/drawing paper
- scraps of newspaper and/or book pages cut into squares and rectangles
- disk tempera paint
- eye dropper
- white streamers, paper towels, and/or coffee filters
- little square or rectangle of corrugated cardboard
- text printed from computer or by hand
- a large letter "P" stamp (you could do this by hand/computer if you don't have a stamp)
- black pony beads or buttons
- tacky glue
Take your scraps of newspaper or old book pages and glue a few pieces down on your wc paper. This will add a layer of visual interest to our poppy composition.
Paint your background. I chose a light blue made from the white and blue tempera disk. I varied the colour with darker paint at the top and lighter colour at the bottom.
I use large "one use" only brushes I buy at Walmart or the Hardware store. They cost anywhere from $1.00-$2.00 so you can pick up several. They are meant for applying sealer, hence "one use" only but I have used them for years.
Take your streamer and cut off a strip about 8 inches or so. For a class, you will want to pre -cut your streamers.
I like using white streamers, I can paint them and get lots of variation in my colour, so no 2 poppies would be the same.
Streamer and paper towel poppies must be painted after making up the flowers. The streamer and paper towels are a bit delicate to paint on their own. Make sure you dab when applying the paint as they are still quite fragile and you don't want holes.
You then can glue a black pony bead or button into the center.
Place your poppies on your dry background.
Using a pencil sketch out the stems.
Print out or write out the "is for poppy" text.
Paint with a little red paint.
Glue into place.
file folder book using the white streamer sized poppies.
A file folder book on Remembrance Day would be an excellent project to try. We made our stem from black paper strips from paper run thru the shredder.
Woven Bat project. I changed it a bit. We made the wings from paper we painted and then added some plastic wrap on top before it dried. We smooshed it and left it on to form wrinkles. (More details on this technique in this post).
The body paper was still painted and combed. Instead of stringing the wings we used black paper that was run thru the shredder making strips. We then glued these on the wings.
Grade 1 Pumpkin Stacks.
See you next week everyone.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Halloween Inchies 2012
Always keep in mind that each inchie can be done larger as a full blown art project on it's own.
I'm giving you my list but just use what you have on hand and improvise.
- 6 wc paper cut into 2"x 2" inch squares (twinchies)
- 2 black paper twinchies
- 1 yellow construction paper twinchie
- disk tempera paint
- scrap of black felt
- assorted scrap paper
- sharpies, fine and med
- yellow and black wax crayons
- mini googly eyes
- green oil pastel
- 2 yellow seed beads
- little yellow gem
- piece of string and /or thin ribbon
- white or grey stamp pad
- scrap of bubble wrap, plastic wrap, salt shaker
- little alphabet stamps
- scissors, tacky glue, hole punch
Put some glue on a black inchie and add the circles, rectangles, and squares you just cut. Add a piece of ribbon or string for the handle and then glue on the pumpkin shape with the eyes and mouth.
Glue onto the purple inchie. Add a black felt body.
Glue onto the purple inchie leaving a gap at the bottom for the shoes.
Now the mouse. Take a black inchie and stamp on your fingerprint using the white or grey stamp pad. You can also just use paint.
Glue onto the green inchie and add 2 mini googly eyes.
Catch you later.
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