Need an idea for a mini book?
Need an idea for Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge?
Recently my daughter and I created mini tree booklets for her Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge. She needed to explore a book artist technique for the 3rd step of the badge. I decided to teach her how to make a mini book – because everything is always better in mini!
For each book I cut 3 pieces of heavy watercolor paper 4″ x 10″. We folded them in half together and punched two holes at the fold. The yarn we used was about 48″ – 60″ long. More or less doesn’t really matter. I then taught my daughter how to do a square knot and we added beads. If you don’t want to do a square knot, you could braid or just tie.
For both of our books, I found free tree clip art on the internet and resized the images to fit our books – we chose which tree we wanted and colored with colored pencils.
Each of us wrote in our books – my daughter choosing a title method and I wrote small poems in mine.
My Daughter’s Book
Don’t forget that creating alongside and with your children helps you to be a role model for them. My daughters like to follow in my foot steps and really like to do creative things when I am participating with them.