Reynolda House Summer Adventures on the Horizon

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Reynolda House Summer Adventures on the Horizon

By Julia Hood, Education Coordinator | @LearnReynolda

School has ended, which means the Education Department is gearing up for Reynolda's Summer Adventures camps at the end of June and during the month of July. I love this time of year because it means I get to prepare art activities for our Writing Adventures camps, and this means I get to think about bookmaking. There are lots of ways to make books. Some require glue, a needle, thread and other materials. (See these directions for making a sewn codex). Some books can be made simply by folding and cutting paper. If you are a writer and want to publish your own book (or want to make a book of images, or a copy book for your favorite poems) you might want to try making a simple X-shaped book.

To learn how, download and print this PDF. Not only does it show you how to make an X-shaped book, but you can use the instructions to practice making the very book it describes. If you don't want to use your instructions, any rectangular piece of paper will do. The larger the paper, the larger your book. (An 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper creates a 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" mini book).

Enjoy! And share your finished products with us at @LearnReynolda. 

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