Next week we're offering a Holiday Story Time & Craft Party
for our library families. One of the crafts will be, what I call, "Accordion Pocket Cards." Lots of possibilities:
Pop on little cut-out pictures with 3-D sticky tabs, or slide them into the pockets so that they can be taken out & played with & re-arranged. Other treasures & gifts can be put in the pockets too.
Here I used pen & beeswax crayons on bristol board.
When I taught art I loved trying out ideas for lessons. If I had models to show, I kept them simple, thinking about what would be possible for various ages to create in a limited amount of time.
Children so often changed my ideas & added their own.
I can't wait to create my own Accordion Pocket Cards to send this year, but they will probably be a bit more refined. Something tells me watercolors will be involved.
I got the idea from More Making Books By Hand by Peter & Donna Thomas,
a great inspiration for creating miniature books & structures.