Simple Handmade Books

Create handmade books with simple techniques and supplies!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 7 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

Enjoy the ancient art of bookmaking with simple techniques that require basic supplies. Experiment with shapes, sleeves and pop ups to turn your little books into art pieces.

4 What Materials Do I Need?

paper, recycled paper, recycled cardboard, cardstock, scissors, glue, drawing supplies, ruler, needle and thread (optional)

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Positive personal identity & culture

6 My Guide!

I’m of German Canadian, Anishanaabe and Metis descent. I’m a practicing artist with over 20 years of exhibiting and selling paintings and drawings, painting murals and teaching art!

I’m a beginner surfer—I’m not very good at it, but every wave I drop is worth the hundreds of wipe outs.