Newsie Book Covers
Textbooks and school supplies look even smarter when they´re under cover. Here´s how your kids can customize their book covers with newspaper clippings and comics.
Materials needed: Brown paper bag, Scissors, Clipped pictures, Newspaper, Glue (tape or rubber cement), Clear self-adhesive paper (optional)
1. Cut along one of the side seams of the bag and remove the rectangular base so you´re left with a long, flat sheet of paper.
2. Match the height of the sheet to the height of the book by making folds of equal width on the long edges of the paper.
3. Lay out the sheet with the folded edges up, stretching horizontally in front of you.
4. Set the book on the paper, right-side up and about 5 inches away from the right side of the sheet (for books that are larger or smaller than a standard textbook, use half the width of the cover).
5. Fold the left side of the sheet up and over the book.
6. Trim the ends to about 5 inches beyond the edge of the book.
7. Tuck the two ends inside the front and back covers of the book. Secure them by slipping the book´s covers inside the folds.
8. Decorate the cover by adding comic strips or pictures from the newspaper with glue, rubber cement or tape. You can also choose headlines that relate to the subject matter of your textbook!
9 (optional). For extra durability, cover the work with a layer of clear, self-adhesive paper.