Making Black and White Books with Children

This book making project was designed to make something that the kids are familiar with. Storytelling with pictures and words are great visuals, but telling their story from their handmade books would encourage various learning themes.

The projects includes black and white paper, creating contrast which then allows the student to try white chalk on the black paper and crayon on the white paper.

The glue stick and folding encourage building, and who knew that a hole punch and string would be the initiative for creativity book making and purpose.

Once everyone had a book we sat in a circle and told our stories. The children were very interested in this process and enjoyed the idea  holding their book and telling an imaginary story, the images and words were coming from their playful and fun minds. Connecting to their books through reading and images is the next step to the book making project.

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About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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