Easy craft idea: create your book and TV character
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- Published on Saturday, 08 March 2014 11:55
- Last Updated on 05 March 2014
- Monica Costa
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Try out this easy craft idea that you can do with your family before or after you read the book and watch the film (as suggested in the post here). Personalise your child’s room with book pages from his or her favorite story.
Materials you’ll need
Favorite book (we have used Thomas the Tank for this craft)
Craft block letters (available at any craft shop or online on ebay)
White craft paint
Photocopied pages from your favorite book
Photocopy your favorite images from the pages of your favorite book at an office supply store or with your home printer. (If the images are too big or too small for the craft letters, reduce or enlarge the size of the images.) Paint your craft block letters with 2-3 coats of white paint. Let dry
Cut out your images from the photocopies and arrange them on the letters exactly how you want them to look. One idea is to tell the book’s story with pictures or words on your craft letters, or you can just place your favorite images anyway you like on the letters
Then, using the foam brush spread PVA glue on the back of each image and place them on the letter. Wrap any paper ends that extend outsider the letter tops around the letter sides and unto the back, if necessary. Once you have glued all of the images where you like them, spread PVA glue over the entire top and sides of each letter.
Let dry completely.
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