Hola a todos.. 🙂
Yes, I looooove books… En español tenemos un dicho (= we have a saying) que dice: El saber no ocupa lugar, pero mi casa está llena de libros. (=knowledge does not take place, but my house is full of books..).. Me encanta.. (I love this saying)…jejejeje… Its so true!!!
In this post I wanted to show you the folding book I have created for Saul, my toddler, to deceorate during our holidays in Spain next month.
I thought this project would be great to get Saul involved in creating an story with paint collage and drawings.. The idea originated from this lovely blue book that his cousin from Spain gave him as a present last year. The book is all about finding ‘blue’ things. Here is a little video of it.
Saul absolutely loves this book. The fact that he has to open it and close it in such a way means fun for him. So, I thought it would be a great idea to make one for Saul to coloure and scribble during the hols.
I begun by taking a templete from the original book onto a large card stock, I think the size is A1, but I am not quite sure.
As you know I still cannot video-tape ‘hands-free’, so that is why I take the video after I have done it.
Then, I cut it out…
but, before I cut it off, I scored it on the right places as per the original book, and then I folded it.. Ah!, I forgot to mention that I also added the dot of Velcro for closing the book.
Excellent… It does closes well… Great!
and lastly I covered it with gesso..
For being my first time creating such a project, I am very pleased with the results. Please try it yourself and have fun making it.. Your children will love it and I also think if you decorate it yourself it will make a very good present for any child..
When I was younger I used to watch the films from Groucho Marx…, and I loved them.. Oh!.. the laughter I used to had was exhilarating.. So, when I came across this great quote from him I just had to keep it and find the right time to share it with you.. That time is right now…
Saul is only 4 years old and I think the ipad is already too much (I introduced it to him about 2 months ago and he loves it) of a technology for such a youg mind. So, I try my best to entertain and play with Saul every evening enough for him not to miss it… and.. it works… It is only when he finds himself getting bord that he asks for the ipad…