A couple of weeks ago Will and I did “The Foot Book” by Dr. Seuss for stART. Like many kids, Will just loves Dr. Seuss books (so does his mom)! It is a great book for teaching opposites. My post is delayed a couple of weeks since the project was a little more time intensive than others. I think it turned out cute though. I hope Will enjoys his very own Foot Book for many, many reads.
For our book project we made a ziplock bag book — Will’s very own Foot Book. This was mostly a mommy project with the help of my 3-year-old. Will helped compile the list of feet he wanted pictures of and assisted taking many of the pictures. He had fun with this part. Once the pictures were taken I assembled the book. I found the directions for making a ziplock bag book from www.icanteachmychild.com . It was pretty simple. All you need are the following supplies: printed pictures, ziplock bags, masking tape, scrapbook paper and a small piece of material.
I added a title to each picture using a small scrap of paper. I stamped the words “________’s feet.” We had “Will’s feet, Daddy’s feet, Mommy’s feet, Grandma’s feet, Sadie’s feet (our dog), Grandma’s feet, Hurt foot, and Silly feet.” After attaching the titles to each picture, I placed the pictures back to back in ziplock bags. I also used paper and letters cut out on the Cricut to make a title page.
Next place two ziplock bags together and use a tiny piece of tape to secure them together at each end. Add each ziplock bag individually, taping each one to the pile as you go.
When all the pages are in place tape the whole top (or side) of the book with a long piece of masking tape to secure it. To finish it off you can either use a strong tape like duct tape as a binding or sew a scrap of material to the top (or side). To add the material binding cut a scrap of material to the length of your ziplock bag. Fold it over, pin it, and sew a seam straight down. In my case, I just asked my mom to do the sewing part — THANKS, Mom! It looks great!
For more great stART ideas see A Mommy’s Adventure blog http://www.amommysadventures.com/