Book on a Stick

Book on a Stick craft

Ever bind a handmade book? It's a snap with a rubber band and a stick! Great for a journal, travel notes, sketching, a diary, or a gift.

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    Binding your own book-for a diary, journal, or sketchbook-is easier than you might think. First, with Crayola® Scissors, cut at least three pages of paper in half, and then in half again, to form the pages for your book. Stack pages.

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    Cut heavier paper, such as construction or watercolor paper, slightly larger than the pages to make your book covers. Draw the front and back covers with Crayola Twistables Crayons or Crayola Oil Pastels. For ideas of what to draw, think about the book's purpose or relate the drawing to the stick you will use to bind the book. How about insect? Maybe a walking stick or ladybugs could crawl up the side you will bind with a stick.

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    Place your stack of pages between the book covers. Paper clip them together along long sides. With a paper punch, make two holes along one side (not too close to the edge).

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    Find a stick, such as a dowel, chopstick, or a stick that fell from a tree. The stick should be about the same length as your book is tall. Slip a long rubber band around the stick. Pass the loose end of the rubber band through one binding hole front to b

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    You're ready to fill your Book on a Stick! Or give it as a gift.