Sunday, September 27, 2015

Make a blank paper book out of one sheet of paper

My teacher mom was here this weekend and since my five year old is so artistic/prolific, Mom showed us how to make an 8 page book out of a single sheet of paper. If you've got budding young illustrators in your house too this will be a fun project!

Mom says this works better with an 11x17 sheet, but we had 8.5x11 so that's what's in these photos. It's okay to use a scrap paper that's been printed on one side, your blank side will be the only one showing.

Start by folding your paper in half down the middle.

Then fold again lengthwise

Then fold in half again so now it's in eighths

Now unfold until you're back to the one fold in half:

Cut from the center fold to the 1/4 fold, right in the middle:

Unfold only the top layer, along your fold line:

Now fold width-wise back to 1/4:

Fold in half again so you're back down to the 1/8 size:

Start your book! It should stay together very nicely.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Coloring pages for pi day

Last year around March 14th, I was getting ready to celebrate Pi Day with my daughter, like every good nerdy family. As a creative kid, one of her favorite things to do is COLOR, so I told her we'd print out some pi day color pages for her and her friends. I went internet searching but woe was me... I didn't find anything I loved!

So I made my own.

And now they're available on open clipart:

Hope you enjoy!