TASK AND MOTIVATION
Collecting things is still a popular activity for children. It comes close to child's joy in discovery and sharpens their view for that special thing. Effectively presented or veiled in careful order, collected treasures create interest for the viewer and create pride on part of the collector.
In addition to the random discoveries in nature and the targeted buying of collectables, a collection of remarkable teaching results develops in many teaching situations; collections which do not deserve to be ignored in a loose-leaf binder.
The following is suggested for the production of small books. What they have in common is that their insides have pockets which are suitable for the inclusion of texts, images, illustrations, colour samples and surfaces and flat collection objects.
To cater for the different collective passions and the individual inventor spirit, the books vary in their format, in the material properties, in the type of binding and of the closure.
In the manufacturing technology, within the meaning of craft didactics, there are fixed specifications in material processing and tool use. Freedom in the choice of colour, the work equipment and in the design of the book cover allow an individual design of the "mini-album" or "pocket book".
While the production process is within the field of technically-oriented subjects, teaching use can occur in different contexts, wherever there is a requirement to make a collection of flat things which is appealing, clear and mysterious. Here, specific mention is made of use in a lapbook.
The "mini albums" and "pocket books" are also suitable.
- Create covers for organising and sorting (-> Lapbook)
- Make a book cover individually
- Use industrially manufactured covers for the production of identical pockets in the inside of the book
- Try unconventional book bindings
- Get to know different closure solutions
- Solutions for "handles" (= tabs or handle aids),
Material and resources
General: Pencil, scissors, ruler, newspapers as underlay
Cardboard roll tab
- 5 to 7 cardboard rolls of toilet paper or corresponding sections of kitchen paper tubes
- Jewellery and gift wrap
- 2 pattern rings, 25 mm diameter
- For tabs, sections of copying card, 6 cm x 8,5 cm
- UHU All Purpose Adhesive
- Cover (of glasses, ice boxes)
- Bristle brush
- Cutting template: 10.5 cm x 16 cm
- 5 paper breakfast bags
- Cardboard packaging for cereal, pizza etc.
- For tabs, sections of copying card, to fit the wallet
- UHU Craft Glue
- Strong stapling device
- Hard wire staples
- Cutting template: around 5 mm larger than the breakfast bag
UHU All Purpose Adhesive Extra
- Quick-setting adhesive
- In the practical stand-up tube: ready to use immediately and can be emptied completely.
- Sticks all popular handicraft materials such as paper, cardboard, leather, textiles, dry and silk flowers, felt, bast, cork, styrofoam to each other and many plastics, not suitable for PE, PP
- Dries transparently
UHU all purpose adhesive twist & glue
- Unique rotating glueing head for point, line and surface bonding
- Soft, handy bottle: extra easy to press
- Washable at 60°C
- The bottle is easy to refill.
- Sticks cardboard, paper, felt, leather, cork, cloth and wood to each other and to metal, porcelain, glass, styrofoam and many plastics: not suitable for photos, PE, PP
- 10 long teabags, 10 cm x 13.5 cm
- Coloured card strips: 12 cm x 36 cm
- 2 stable plastic layers, 5 cm x 15 cm
- Wooden bar, 1.5 cm x 15 cm
- Twine, 60 cm
- Masking tape (decorative adhesive tape made of rice paper)
- Fabric adhesive tape, 3 cm wide
- UHU Stic or UHU Stic ReNature
- Fold leg
- Punch No. 3, hammer
- Grain-cut block
For the design of the book covers
- Decorative papers
- Foam plates and punching parts made from foam rubber
- Handicraft felt plates Sequin, buttons, etc.
- Textile material Pattern punch
For the design of the book covers or coating papers
- Food starch Water-soluble wood stain, batik dyes
- Hand blender
- Plastic cups
- Measuring beaker
- Plastic spoons and forks
- Glue stick without solvent
- Screw cap protects against drying out.
- Simple - Clean - Economical
- Adheres quickly, strongly and permanently
- Easily applicable
- Can be washed cold
UHU STIC RENATURE GLUE STICK WITHOUT SOLVENT
- Glue stick container made from 58% renewable raw materials
- Reduces carbon footprint: Saves fossil resources, reduces CO2 emissions and is 100% recyclable Screw cap protects against drying out
- Adhesive mastic up to 98% from natural ingredients
- Adheres quickly, strongly and permanently
- Easily applicable
- Can be washed cold
Step-by-step planCardboard roll tab
Press 5 to 7 cardboard rolls of toilet paper or corresponding sections of kitchen paper tubes flat overnight.
Using the template (see material list) cut decorative paper for each cardboard tube.
An old newspaper can be used as backing material. Place the jewellery paper, with the reverse side upwards, on the first newspaper page. Insert some UHU All Purpose Adhesive into a cover. With a bristle brush, coat the reverse side of the decorative paper, always work over the edge.
Stick the paper onto the first cardboard roll. Allow to dry.
Turn the newspaper page so that a clean page is on top and no adhesive residue can soil the next decorative paper. Cover the rest of the rolls in the described manner.
After the protruding edges have dried, fold them over the cardboard edge and cut. Press rolls.
Place each cardboard roll into a hole-punch, so that the edge is flush with the edge of the hole-punch and punch. Turn the roll and make another hole on the same side.
Connect all rolls like a ring binder with pattern rings.
Crop protruding plug-in cards or make flush cards and add tabs to them.
On five breakfast bags made of waxed paper, cut off the protruding intervention.
Fold each bag across in the middle.
Using the template (see material list) cut a book cover from grey cardboard. Decide which side of the cardboard should be the outer one. Then fold the cardboard strip across in the middle.
Put the bag stack in the open envelope. A partner helps with positioning on the middle fold. Staple the bag stack on both corners.
Stick 10 long tea bags together with UHU Stic: In the width of the glue pen, coat the bag lengthwise along the centre with a thin layer of adhesive, fit a further bag exactly in line etc. Insert foil strips to prevent all of the layers from
In pairs, fold the handle edge of the cover: One child positions the wooden bar exactly in line on the short side of the coloured card strip, while the partner shapes the card directly next to the bar with the fold leg. Repeat for the opposite end.
Fold the 1.5 cm wide fold and press flat with the folding leg. Coat the adhesive fold with UHU Stic and press down tight.
Fold the envelope across in the middle. On the folded handle edge, punch a hole in the middle with the hole-punch.
Stick the bag block into the cardboard envelope, dry under pressure.
Secure the ends of the string by fastening with masking tape. Place the string around the spine, fix onto the fold edge with a drop of UHU All Purpose Adhesive.
Fix the book spine with a 3 cm wide fabric tape or fabric strips and consolidate the position of the string. The marking of an orientation line with the wooden bar is helpful in ensuring a clean sticking of the textile strip.
To close the lower string end, thread through the hole in the edge and bring into a loop with the top end.
Fasten all eight envelopes. In each case, cut a narrow cover page so that 15 cm deep pockets are formed.
To specify a precisely dimensioned adhesive field, place the template (see material list) on the left and right of the long envelope edge, mark a line in each place (if necessary, with the help of a partner). Mark one envelope on both sides, the rest on just one side.
Put the envelope marked on both sides on the work surface and coat the centre strip with UHU Stic. Stick on a second envelope exactly in line. Stick all envelopes together into a stack in this way.
Using UHU All Purpose Adhesive, stick the two textile strips in the middle of the pattern cardboard strips: 1 cm is added to the short cardboard edge and stuck on the bottom side, the top band end remains hanging open. Those unsure of their sense of proportion should ask a partner to place a 3.5 cm wide template both left and right.
Stick the finished decorative strip onto the coloured card cover in the middle.
Glue the cardboard covers flush to the front and reverse sides of the envelope stack.
Bind the band ends to the loop.
TABSMany albums require "tabs" that facilitate the removal of the index cards and are securely affixed to the insert card. At the same time, "tabs" on the corner of the folder facilitate quick navigation. A length of masking tape is fashioned into a tab when the sticky ends are attached to the cardboard and the part that is glued together is used as the handle (1). A loop of patterned woven ribbon, the ends of which are stuck to the edge, offers particularly good grip (2). Punched cardboard discs look especially professional (3): they are folded into semi-circles and slits are made at the sides before they are glued onto the edge.
1. Mix starch paste: for ingredients/quantities see. p. 5. Measure out one part starch to five parts water. Stir the starch with one part cold water using the whisk until smooth. Bring the remaining water to the boil and stir into the stirred starch. Beat with the whisk until lump-free. Allow the starch mix to cool overnight. Stir with the whisk and blend with the hand blender.
2. Using a brush, spread the lump-free paste onto paper or card with broad strokes.
3. Apply paste-like paints (gouache, tempera, finger paint) onto this base.
4. Mix the paints, then manipulate using combs, spatulas, wood strips and brush handles, making the subsurface visible in the process. Perhaps sprinkle mica onto the wet base.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
Children starting school can stick cardboard strips into the cardboard roll index, which can be used to note basic tasks or specialist terms. Thicker, glued on objects can also be stored in the robust sleeves. The pocket album serves as a treasure trove of collected texts and images, all glued onto the inserted cards. It is ideally suited as a gift book, e.g. to send special wishes to a friend or for five people to give a loved one a parting gift of five, beautifully packaged short letters. In the wafer-thin, yet tear-resistant tea bags of the collector's organiser there is room for pressed plants, feathers, stamps, patches, wafers or collector's picture cards. On account of its secure closure and DIN format, the concertina folder is suitable for the storage of photos, postcards, drawings, recipe cards, short poems and wishlists.
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