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22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity

22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […]

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Haiku Tunnel Books Pdf

Haiku Tunnel Books pdf

The newest addition to my TpT store is this pdf based on one of my most popular lessons… Haiku Tunnel Books! A tunnel book is a three dimensional movable book that you read by looking through it. Originally from the mid-18th century, tunnel books are now enjoying new popularity as an art form in their […]

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Origami Lotus Book

Here’s a fun project that both kids and adults really get excited about!  The Lotus Book may look complicated, but its folds are actually very simple.  Don’t be intimidated by all the steps…. once you’ve made one you’ll have it down.  It’s so much easier than it looks! Materials: Heavy-weight paper or card stock for […]

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A-Mazing Maze Books!

Maze books are fun and easy to make…. it’s almost magical to see 16 pages appear from a single piece of paper! Materials: 12” x 18” white construction paper Scissors Card stock or heavy-weight paper, cut to 4 3/4” x 6 12”  Ribbon or raffia, about 2 feet per book “YES! Paste” (or Avery Permanent Glue […]

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Tunnel Books

Tunnel books are fun and unique!  We made ours using a post card for a prompt and wrote a haiku to go with it.  I’ve made these with grade 4 and up, but younger students could enjoy this activity in “centers”, with the help of parent volunteers, or by having the various parts prepped for […]

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Answers to (almost) All Your Art Questions

When I discover something new that I’m really excited about, I have to share it! One of my favorite websites is I’ve already blogged about their Art History site, but I’ve since discovered two more Art-related sites that they offer…. and If you have any interest in Art at all (and you […]

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