Here’s another use for cardboard, both thick and thin. Create card characters using the thick card from boxes. Cut rectangles and draw your character. If you wish, you can cut the outline of the character, but if you leave them as rectangles, there is space to add a speech bubble or three. Give the character … Continue reading Cardboard Conversations
We have had fun writing and drawing on cardboard. There is usually quite a lot of cardboard around – thin card from food packaging and stouter card from boxes. One of the good things about a cardboard box is that its corners provide an instant hinge. We made simple house books, some cut flat and … Continue reading Cardboard
By popular demand, here’s another making writing project courtesy of the inventive and imaginative Paul Johnson. This one is inspired by his book, Pop-up Paper Engineering.It is a lovely project that can inspire nursery children and provide older children to create and write about a character. I have chosen Red Riding Hood for this demonstration, but … Continue reading Pop-up!
Fold Up Pocket Book
Today’s post hides a special treat for people who love making things from paper – and a new fold up pocket book which could also hide some special memories, even some secrets. The fold up pocket book is a slightly more sophisticated form of the zigzag pocket book which you used to collect characters for your … Continue reading Fold Up Pocket Book
Colin the Courageous Carrot
I am excited to introduce to you, Colin the Courageous Carrot. This brave carrot was invented, designed and made by Harriet who is a friend of a friend of mine. When I first saw Colin, I couldn’t wait to introduce you to this new and thoroughly amazing superhero. Look closely to see how Harriet has … Continue reading Colin the Courageous Carrot
Alphabet memory book
Inspired by yesterday’s elastic bound books, I decided to create an alphabet book. You could use the book for any kind of alphabet. I chose to make an alphabet about being in isolation and so it turned into a much slower project. This is something I want to take my time over. Quite often we … Continue reading Alphabet memory book
It is Easter Bank holiday and here we are still at home. Wouldn’t it be great to have a party? Who would you invite? What would you have to eat? What would you play? Maybe you would have some dancing. Why don’t you create an imaginary party? You could invite all sorts of people and … Continue reading Party!
Sometimes it is good to make up a story and tell it to someone. You don’t always have to write your stories down. Why don’t you make a little story folder with pockets? You can draw characters and some props and scenery and pop them in the pockets of your folder. Then you can use … Continue reading Story pockets