DIY Books

Math Book Art: My Shape Book

May 29, 2014
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We are back with the second installment of our Book Art Series in collaboration with Erica from What Do We Do All Day! If you haven’t seen the first installment in this series here’s how it works: Erica is creating book lists for kids based on a topic and I’ll be supplying a companion activity. We […]

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Book Art: 3D Pop Up Book

April 7, 2014
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If you and your children love reading and making unusual books, I’ve got a series for you….I’m really excited to announce that I am teaming up with Erica from What Do We Do All Day to bring you an ongoing series for kids called Book Art. Erica will be creating book lists for kids based […]

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Design for Kids: Recycled Handmade Journals

August 16, 2013

For our first back to school design project we are going to make handmade books out of recycled materials AND learn how to bind a book using 5 simple methods! Handmade journals are a great recycled craft that uses up leftover paper and artwork from the last school year.


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Our Creative Week

February 21, 2013
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Our Creative Week is a snapshot of the activities that have kept us occupied over the past week, some are impromptu projects, others more planned. Hope this inspires your creative week. 1. Homemade Stamps One of my fave DIY posts so far! Homemade stamps are fun to make, fun to use, and I think the results are amazing. For […]

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DIY Books: Day-Glo Accordion Book

February 14, 2013
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And so my desire to make homemade books continues to burn brightly! I mean that literally with this project! I started working on this book a couple weeks ago based on a Paper Source Tutorial but was a little unsure how to create a cover. Then I was flipping through the book Paper Made! 101 […]

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Art & Design for Kids: I Love You Books

January 26, 2013
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I love homemade books. I’ve labored weeks on a handmade portfolio and tried my hand a variety of bookbinding techniques over the years. Lately I’ve been trying to get my kids interested in making books. Dexterity wise they are still a little young to actually cut, fold, and make books, but they are definitely ready to […]

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Mini Instagram Books

January 12, 2013
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The other day my husband announced, “There, I just took my first Instagram photo!” I laughed because I have been an Instagram fanatic for some time now. In fact, I checked my phone immediately after he uttered those words and found that I have taken over 1,000 photos with Instagram! With such a stash of […]

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