Summer always makes me think of my time as a K-12 teacher. It's a time when the kiddos are at home and you're likely looking for activities to keep them engaged and creative. In this post I share two cool and simple books you can do with kids of all ages (including the adult kids in your life). The StencilGirl Creative Team blog hop is the perfect inspiration for summer projects. And it's the perfect time to try one of the newest stencils in the StencilGirl collection -- Mermaids!!!
I made two books using the Love Mermaid by Cathy Nichols.
For this first book, I took one stencil and created a flip book. I love flip books because they are interactive and somewhat mesmerizing. The key to making this book is to use paper that will flip easily. My book has really thick Bristol paper (not the best choice for this), so if I can make it on that paper, you should be find with something like printer paper or it's equivalent.
The second book is a simple three-hole pamphlet stitch. The cover was made with watercolor markers and gel pens. Sometimes the simplest element can make the entire book.
Kids will love either of those, but will really get excited if they can both.
The journal below is a great book to make for kids who need to journal or write a book report on mermaids!!!
WIN A MERMAID STENCIL
There are quite a few projects you can complete using the new mermaid stencils. Be sure to hop by the other Creative Team Members' blogs to see what the mermaids are doing over there and make sure you enter to win a mermaid stencil by commenting on this blog post AND leaving your email address when prompted. You can also enter on the blogs of the other hoppers by noon CST on 7-16-17. Winners will be notified by email on 07-17-17. Good luck!
StencilGirl Creative Team Mermaid Madness Blog Hoppers
Kiala Givehand (THAT'S ME!!)
If you're in the mood for more mermaid projects, CLICK HERE to see some stellar artsy items by Gwen Lafleur, Karen Gaunt, Tina Walker, and Louise Nelson.
Be sure and check out original mermaid projects from the designers HERE.
I'm so happy you stopped by and I hope you win the stencils -- they are AMAZING!
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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