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Lesson Plans

binding small books

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Mark Alexander (mamjam)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 21:50:08 -0500

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Hi ArtsEdNet Folks!

I've been away from the list most of the summer, and am slowly getting back
into swing here. Tomorrow I'm going in to the school to begin unpacking the
supply order. Thank you Alix and Margaret for the welcome notes!

I recently saw a cool way to make small books:

You will need:
-some drawing paper and two tag board covers, all the same size for each book
-about a 3 inch rubber band
-either a 4 and a half inch popcycle stick or a nice natural twig
-a heavy duty desk type paper punch.

1. Punch two holes about 4 inches apart and about a half inch away from the
binding edge of the paper and covers.

2. Push one end of the rubber band through one hole from the back, then the
other end of the rubber band through the other hole from the back. Hold
onto the loops sticking through the front.

3. Put a popcycle stick or a nice natural stick through the two rubber band
loops which stick out the front.

4. Paper can be added or removed later, as long as the holes match.

5. This method works well for up to 6 inch by 9 inch books, but larger
books simply need more holes and more rubber bands.

If this is confusing, I would be happy to mail you a sketch. Just email me
your mailing address with a request.

Good luck to all for the new school year!

Mark Alexander
Lee H. Kellogg School
Falls Village, Connecticut

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