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Scrapbook Paper Fortune Teller

6 May

paper fortune teller

Here’s an easy way to give new life to an old old craft. We discovered that scrapbook paper is the perfect shape to use to make paper fortune tellers.

The good news is that the thinner, less expensive, sheets work better than the heavy card stock sheets!

The Boy ProblemWe got this idea because the main character of my mom’s new book, THE BOY PROBLEM, creates a special fortune teller to try to help her find a boy friend. So we were thinking about different ways to make them.

There are four main steps to creating a fortune teller.

Four main steps to creating a fortune teller.

Four main steps to creating a fortune teller.

You can see them here.  And you can find detailed instructions for folding a fortune teller out of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper HERE.

We even discovered that you could make a VERY LARGE fortune teller by taping four pieces of scrapbook paper together before you begin, like the big one pictured above. Here it is opened up. It is neat how each square is a different page. My friend A.M. made this one. fortune teller2

We used rubber stamps on some of them instead of words. Those turned out cute too. If you have scrapbook paper lying around, try making a fortune teller. It can be in the traditional style, OR you can do some different with it, like Tabbi does in THE BOY PROBLEM.

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Pedicured Pencils: Crafts from The Boy Project

9 Jan

We are featuring another craft from THE BOY PROJECT (Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister), a humorous middle grade novel from Scholastic, that was released January 1! In honor of the book’s release, we are featuring some of the crafts Kara mentions in the book on this blog.  Kami Kinard, the book’s author, is the mother of CLM, this blog’s creator.  Pedicured Pencils was one of our earlier posts. Kami liked the idea so much that she included it in her book! Click on the book in the sidebar to learn more about it!

Give Your Pencil a Pedicure!

1OCT

polish a pencil

We purchased these pencils for less than a penny each at the Staples back to school sale!

Materials:

  1. Wooden Pencil
  2. Nail Polish
  3. Nail gems

Directions:

  1. Coat a pencil with nail polish.
  2. Let it dry and recoat.
  3. Place small nail gems around the top of pencil.
  4. Paint metal banding with a complimentary color.

*TIP:  We stood the pencil in a Styrofoam block so that we could paint all sides at once.  Clay or play dough could also be used  to hold the pencil upright.

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