Paper Bag Books

I have seen some great paper bag books floating around Pinterest. Unfortunately, in Australia, it is very hard to find the type of paper bags that you need for this project, especially for a reasonable price! I decided to try to make my own version with the typical Home Brand style paper bags that you can buy at the grocery store. It is a simpler version but I'm still pretty happy with how they turned out! Basically, a paper bag book is a book made from paper bags! You stack the paper bags on top of each other & staple or bind the closed off ends of the bags together. You can then decorate, draw & write on the paper bag pages. Alternatively you can glue paper onto the pages to write & draw on. Pretty simple, huh? You can then place card/paper inserts, or other flat objects like photos,

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4D Trioramas

I accidently came up with this idea when arranging some normal trioramas. They fit so well together! I'm sure other people have done this before & it's not a new idea but it was a revelation to me. :) I glued the four trioramas together to make one display. You could paper clip them together if it was a group project & each child wanted to take home their own work at the end of term. This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, other SOSE topics or whatever else you can come up with! Here's how I made it: 1. I started off with plain A4 paper. Card would work better but I didn't have any to use. 2. Fold down top right corner. Make a crease. Do the same for the top left corner. 3. Flip the paper over & fold

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Felt Board Story Pictures

You can buy felt boards & stories or make your own like I did! This one is quite large (120x90cm!) but smaller ones would be a lot easier to transport between classrooms. To make a bought two 60x90cm pieces of corrugated cardboard (the type that has a smooth surface) from Bunnings. I also bought an assortment of coloured felt squares, craft glue & 300cm dark blue felt from Spotlight. I bought an extra long piece of felt just in case of mistakes! I laid the felt flat on the table & then placed the two pieces of board side by side on top of the felt. I didn't glue the boards together because I wanted it to stand up like an open, upright book. I then folded the felt over the boards & trimmed the excess off (like you would do if covering a book in contact). I glued the

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