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How to make a book – a tutorial from Tea

May 25, 2011

Tea was busily entertaining himself with craft supplies this morning when he announced he wanted to show me “how to make a book”.

He was enthusiastic about the process being thoroughly documented, so I took a few pictures while he explained his complex artistic process.

1.  Tear two pieces of paper from a notebook.

The irony of this is wholly lost on him

2.  Place a line of glue dots along one edge of the bottom paper.  “I know it kinda looks like monster eyes.”

3.  Color the page that will be the cover of the book.  “This book is a dog hospital book.  So it tells you how to make dogs better in the hospital.  I am going to be a vet when I’m big.  Hey, wouldn’t it be exciting if you and I are both firefighters when I grow up?”

4.  Press the top paper onto the glue.  “You’ve gotta just put them together.  And then it’s your book.  See?”

Indeed.  Tea uses these notebooks to write “tickets” for everything from “thank you Liz for giving my Mama that teddy bear because it’s my favorite” to “Mama, you walked in the kitchen with your shoes on.  You shouldn’t do that.”  Now that he’s being all crafty, this blog should be a breeze.  I can just coast and let him come up with content.  It’s about time.  He’s been freeloading for too long.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Auntie M permalink
    May 25, 2011 11:37 pm

    Way to go Tea – you are a creative genius! Would you make one of your dog hospital books for Doc? I think he would love it.

  2. Tea's and Pea's Grandad permalink
    May 26, 2011 9:39 am

    Good job Tea. It looks like Pea would like to get in on the fun. You guy’s are the best.

  3. Courtney permalink
    May 26, 2011 5:27 pm

    He has been freeloading for much too long. It is about time we turn this blog over to the kids. They are much funnier than we are anyway. Especially when he starts the book making process by ripping two pages from a notebook. I think he intended that irony.

  4. sharon permalink
    May 26, 2011 8:30 pm

    He is amazing!!! I love the shot of Pea watching Tea. Super cute story and pictures!


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