Create a book
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Article originally published on 8th December 2010
Have a go at making some unusual books of your own – then think about lots of different ways to fill the pages!
One of the easiest types of book to make and lovely display objects – you can stand them up and view all the pages at once.You will need (per book):
- Two sheets of A4 paper
- Sticky tape
- A length of ribbon (optional)
- Fold paper in half lengthways and cut in two, taping edges together to form a long strip, then fold concertina style to give eight equal sized pages, but due to overlapping when taping pages together, you will probably find the last page comes up short – just cut it off.
- If you wish to keep your book closed, tie a length of ribbon around your book and finish with a bow.
To make writing easier print out some well-spaced, lined writing grids which children can stick to alternative pages, leaving the pages in-between for illustration, or have a simple story ready printed in four separate sections, which children can glue onto alternate pages, adding their own art work in-between. Another idea is to create a story told only in pictures. This works well with this style of book, as the pages run along in a continuous line.
Lolly stick and elastic books
- Two A4 sheets of paper
- One lolly stick
- One or two elastic bands
- Hole punch
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