144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 23 cm
"Spread the joy and craft of books in your family with Making Books with Kids. An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! Making Books with Kids features more than 25 creative, kid-friendly projects in design, illustration, paper decorating, binding techniques and more. Book artist and author Esther K. Smith offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, full-color photographs and illustrations. Each sequence is accompanied by finished samples and variations as well as the inspiring work of a prominent book artist. Whether you use these projects independently or as a curriculum for hands-on, family-friendly, bookmaking experiences, you'll find that the lessons in this book are open-ended so they can be explored over and over-with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Making Books with Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. Spread the love of--and craft of--books in your family with Making Books with Kids"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index.
The basics of making books. Paper: how to fold signatures ; Basic tools: wheat paste - how to glue collage pieces ; Book weights -- Folding books. Secret pocket accordion book ; Skyscraper accordion ; Snaky salamander book ; Dog & star-hinged accordion ; Self-hinged accordion books ; Accordion cutout shape book ; Time-line accordion book of ME ; Jungle book peek-a-boo ; Inside-outside book -- Making pop-ups . Face pop-up ; Pop-up beaks & birds & beasts book ; Ice cream cone pop-up ; Cut & assemble pop-up ; Spinning flower pop-up -- Decorating papers. Soap bubble papers ; Salt papers ; Shaving cream marbling ; Suminagashi ; Paste papers ; Paste paper covers for accordion books -- Sewing books. Tiny book ; Shoelace book: rubber band notebook ; Felt needle book ; Book bag book ; Three wishes amulet book ; Juggling balls flip book: stab-stitching ; Woven paper bag book.
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