Richmond Family Magazine April 2012 : Page 50

Kids Can-Do Storied Art Create a Book aBout You Jacob Lawrence depicted the history of African Americans in his artwork. His series, The Legend of John Brown , is on display at VMFA through mid-June. Use these easy steps to depict your own history in a unique book all about you or something you’ve learned about. 1a 1b What you need: • Large construction paper (18x12”) • Wooden dowel, about 3 inches long • Medium-size rubber band • Hole punch • Crayons, markers, pencils • Decorative paper • Letter stamps 2 3 What you do: 6. 1. Fold paper in half length-wise, and cut along the crease. You have two pieces of 18 x 6”paper. 2. Stack the two sheets of paper and 7. fold in half again, like a book. 3. Keep your paper folded, and place the dowel half an inch away from the fold. Mark each end of the dowel with a pencil. 4. Punch two holes, each one half inch 8. 9. from your pencil marks. 5. Pinch a portion of your rubber band so that it makes a teardrop and 10. thread it through one hole. Place your dowel through the teardrop. Do the same thing to the other side and thread it through the second hole. As you do this, the teardrop rubber band around the dowel should tighten. Once it does, place the other end of the dowel through the second teardrop. Now fill the pages of your book. Cut decorative papers to the size of your book, and glue to the front and back. Put your title and author’s name on a smaller piece of paper using letter stamps. 11. Glue on front cover and let dry. 4 5 6 7 this kids can-do craft is presented by… Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000) The 1920’s…The Migrants Cast their Ballots from Spirit of Independence portfolio. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Lorillard Company. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 50 April 2012

Kids Can-Do

Storied Art<br /> <br /> Create a Book aBout You<br /> <br /> Jacob Lawrence depicted the history of African Americans in his artwork. His series, The Legend of John Brown, is on display at VMFA through mid-June.Use these easy steps to depict your own history in a unique book all about you or something you’ve learned about.<br /> <br /> What you need:<br /> <br /> • Large construction paper (18x12”)<br /> <br /> • Wooden dowel, about 3 inches long<br /> <br /> • Medium-size rubber band<br /> <br /> • Hole punch<br /> <br /> • Crayons, markers, pencils<br /> <br /> • Decorative paper<br /> <br /> • Letter stamps<br /> <br /> What you do:<br /> <br /> 1. Fold paper in half length-wise, and cut along the crease. You have two pieces of 18 x 6”paper.<br /> <br /> 2. Stack the two sheets of paper and fold in half again, like a book.<br /> <br /> 3. Keep your paper folded, and place the dowel half an inch away from the fold. Mark each end of the dowel with a pencil.<br /> <br /> 4. Punch two holes, each one half inch from your pencil marks.<br /> <br /> 5. Pinch a portion of your rubber band so that it makes a teardrop and thread it through one hole.<br /> <br /> 6. Place your dowel through the teardrop. Do the same thing to the other side and thread it through the second hole.<br /> <br /> 7. As you do this, the teardrop rubber band around the dowel should tighten. Once it does, place the other end of the dowel through the second teardrop.<br /> <br /> 8. Now fill the pages of your book.<br /> <br /> 9. Cut decorative papers to the size of your book, and glue to the front and back.<br /> <br /> 10. Put your title and author’s name on a smaller piece of paper using letter stamps.<br /> <br /> 11. Glue on front cover and let dry.

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