Friday, October 19, 2012
Hello to my fellow scrappers! This is Rosy…here to show you a little hybrid project.
I’ve been wanting to do some preschool work with my 3 year old and decided that I would start by making a little number book for him using some of the cute elements from Shabby Princess’ kits. The book is made using “ziploc” sandwich bags! (Using bags to make a book is not an original idea with me, but I have no idea where it came from or who to credit!)
The supply list is short:
printed pages and spine
Here’s how to make one:
Measure the baggies and use those measurements to make a new document in Photoshop or your preferred program.
My pages were 5.5 x 6.25 inches, which was perfect to print two on 8.5 x 11 paper, but this will vary according to your bag dimensions. I also made a 3 inch wide piece to cover the “spine” of my book.
After you have your book designed and printed (I used regular cardstock for mine) you’re ready to cut them out and assemble.
Slide the pages into your bags and zip them shut, making sure to get out all of the air.
Now staple all of them together. A stack of plastic bags is really slippery and hard to keep in place with one hand! I found that it works best to put a staple through all the bags first, before you put on the spine piece. Like this..
Now add the spine to cover the edge and zipper part of the baggies and you have a cute little bag book!
In case you are wondering, I put the black dots on the pictures so that we can place items (like M&Ms or buttons) on top of them as we count.
This project was super easy and Isaac loves his counting book! I already have an idea for making another book!
The spine paper on my book comes from the Hopscotch kit and the pictures are from Things That Go, Bounce, Sandbox Summer Additions, Penelope, and Blossom. If you’re looking for other preschool products be sure to check out SP’s adorable Fun Flash Cards in the Shoppe!
I hope this project has been an inspiration for you.
Kylie will be back on Monday with the Layout of the Week announcement!