Books are such fun art projects for kids. Making them is a project in itself, and then filling them up is a whole different adventure. My Sketchbook Cover Ideas post was one of my most popular so far, so it’s apparent many of you like book projects for kids, too!
This one is celebrating Spring with some bright colors and playful dots. I love dots. A lot.
- Watercolor paper
- Acrylic paints
- Office stickers
- Printer paper or drawing paper
- Hole punch (single)
- Embroidery thread
Here’s what you do:
Grab a piece of watercolor paper and stick office dot stickers all over it.
Using acrylic paints, (you can use watercolors instead; the acrylics are just nice and bright) paint half of the paper one color and half another. We used green and yellow because they are Springariffic.
Peel the dots off and trace a bowl or something round on the back of the paper on each color.
Cut out the circles, and these are your covers for your book.
Use the same bowl to cut out a small stack of printer paper. Holding the stack in between the two covers, use a hole punch to press into the edge of the stack. Unless you are super strong, you probably won’t punch through, but the indentations left in the paper will show you where to punch through a few pieces at a time.
Tie your embroidery thread through the hole, looping it through twice. Double knot.
Tie your beads on and snip off the leftover thread.
We used a metal ruler to hold on top of each cover to bend it back. This creases it somewhat and makes the book easier to open.
Boom! Sketch or write to your heart’s content
For more inspiration, check out all of these amazing acrylic painting techniques and inspiration.