Mermaid Madness Summer Book Ideas
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!
7/13/2017 05:15:12 am
I have said it before, every journal should have a mermaid...somewhere! Yours is peaceful!
7/13/2017 05:18:45 am
Love mermaids! your little books are so Mer~mazing!
7/13/2017 05:35:42 am
Such a dreamy mermaid! Love this!
7/13/2017 05:48:22 am
Love the flip book - may have to borrow that idea as a project for my girl scout troop!
7/13/2017 06:04:00 am
love your flip book ... may borrow that idea for my grandie for her Christmas stocking...
7/13/2017 06:15:22 am
Creating these with kids would be a fun summer project for sure.
7/13/2017 07:20:40 am
Love your flip book. Your mermaid looks so pretty.
7/13/2017 07:32:59 am
What a fun idea with children!
7/13/2017 08:03:12 am
Love the flip book, haven't thought of those in years, use to be my favorite thing to make when I was a young girl too!
Love your project - I'm also a big flip-book fan.
7/13/2017 08:07:50 am
7/13/2017 08:31:19 am
Love your ideas for the books.
7/13/2017 08:45:50 am
Love the flip book idea!
7/13/2017 08:59:12 am
Your mermaid books are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing...
7/13/2017 09:34:25 am
Thanks for the chance to win one of these amazing mermaid stencils!
7/13/2017 09:59:36 am
Love love love both of these little books, I'm not a kid but maybe a kid and heart and I'd love to make both!! ❤️❤️❤️
7/13/2017 11:34:33 am
A flip-book is a wonderful idea, and you showed just how to make it look really good!
7/13/2017 12:44:03 pm
Love the creativity of these! (Janisugraham(at)yahoo dot com
7/13/2017 01:48:36 pm
Love these super sweet mermaid books!!! Great projects Kiala!!!
7/13/2017 03:16:45 pm
The flip books are wonderful ❤️
7/13/2017 04:25:57 pm
I am so so thrilled with these mermaid stencils. Thank you Jessica Sporn. Love love love mermaids! The entire team made such beautiful art. Thank you.
7/13/2017 06:06:52 pm
Awesome, Kiala!! Once again I am taken back by another idea on what these beautiful mermaid stencils have to offer in the variations of creativity. The different books are wonderful. I loved slowing down the flipbook and seeing a mermaid swim across the pages. I also love the cute cover created for a journal. I might be partial to the fun of the flipbook. I, too, was mesmerized by the fun and visual provided. These mermaids flowing into my screen today from so many instructors/artists have been very insightful about the limitless possibilities and just how much one item can provide if you dream big mermaid dreams. Thank you for sharing your fun creations with the gorgeous StencilGirl mermaid. Young or old.. we all can't help but love mermaids! Beautiful, Kiala!!
7/13/2017 08:55:32 pm
Love seeing all the different ideas for using these stencils. I think I now need a mermaid for myself!
7/13/2017 10:36:57 pm
What a great idea of how to use the stencils. I love the little journals.
7/14/2017 08:46:43 am
I love your book videos and am inspired to make some. Nice to see a stencil used too. Thank you!
7/14/2017 02:42:37 pm
So cool! Mermaids are just wonderful! xxx
7/15/2017 06:27:28 am
Love it! I would love to win a stencil to try out too!
7/15/2017 01:23:58 pm
Yay for flip books, they're so fun !
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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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