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!