How to make a small book out of paper
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard JacobsonWhen forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.
When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been couch surfing, staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama?
Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.
Foldables: Make an 8-page mini book from one sheet of paper!
This kirigami book is a great little DIY project to make with kids,. Use origami folding techniques to divide the paper into 16 sections, and then cut along certain folds to end up with a nine-page paper booklet. Kirigami is an art form related to origami where you cut the paper. You can use any size paper, even square. If you do use square paper, the book will turn out square, too. You can make a cover for your little paper book by getting some thicker paper, cutting it to just a little taller than the book, and wrap it around the book. Leave some extra paper on each end to tuck in, just like a real book jacket.
Free printable template so your kids can design their own books. Easy foldables idea. These mini foldable books are the perfect kid project! With a couple of folds you can turn one sheet of paper into an 8-page book complete with a title page on the front and an author page on the back. My two elementary school age kids had a blast with these! Designing a mini book is much more fun that coloring on a blank sheet of paper. We started with this:.
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