February 17, 2010

Personalized Flip Books

These personalized flip books were a fun way to involve all the students in the class (and some of the parents too!)

I printed the cover information onto cardstock, 2 to a page, and cut the page in half.

I used a glue stick to glue on the scraps of torn tissue paper, and sequins, and used glitter pens to add color and texture. Then, I covered the cover in clear contact paper to protect it.

We gave each student a pre-cut, pre-punched card. Again, each card was half of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) They were punched using only 2 of the prongs in a 3 hole punch. Just be sure to line up your pages in the same place each time you punch, so that the holes ultimately line up.

Students were encouraged to draw pictures, write their favorite thing about their teacher or their class, things they learned, etc. And we encouraged them to use different mediums including paint, markers, crayons, construction paper, photographs, etc. Also, they were told to include their name.

We then compiled the cover and all the pages, secured with 2 ring clips. The finished product was a very sweet flip book with personal notes from the teacher's students.

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