Friday, 23 August 2013

Elastic Band Sketchbooks

This week we have been looking at sketch books and making our own. First we discussed what a sketchbook might contain and I showed the children some of my old ones. We made quite a list of things that might be inside including drawings, collage, postcards, experiment and lots more, but especially ideas. We then used lots of different types of paper to make our own little sketchbooks.

You need long rectangles of the papers. You can fold them simply in half to make an ordinary page. You can fold the paper concertina style to make pages that open up. If you use a slightly wider rectangle you can fold the bottom section up first to make a pocket to store cards, labels and other scraps.

Once you have enough pages pile them on top of each other. You can use a piece of folded corrugated card for the cover. Just secure it all together with an elastic band around the middle. We then left them under a heavy book for a while until the pages laid flat.

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