Monday, September 26, 2011

Sketchbooks for Kids

Sixth graders have been working on block lettering variations this month and today they put their new skills to the test on the covers of their sketchbooks.  These books were super-easy to whip up.  They are also nice and roomy for drawing and sketching.  The covers are a 12 X 18 piece of construction paper folded in half.  The pages are the largest size copy paper...11 1/2 X 17 1/2 folded in half. 
We used a modified pamphlet stitch to bind them and you can find the complete directions for this great little book here.
If you have a laminating machine at your school, laminate the covers and they'll last forever and don't forget to round the corners for a nice finished look.  
I think our sketchbooks will be happy in their new home.  They'll be living in student portfolios this semester.

1 comment:

  1. I just love these. I really like how you incorporated the students name into street. Nice job!