Sunday, April 02, 2006

Re-Composition Books

Get some notebooks from the office supply store, and make your own covers. We used photocopies of botanical illustrations by Maria Sibylla Marian, an artist and scientist who lived in Germany in the seventeenth century. We colored in the pictures with markers and added tape, office dots, and other stuff to make the covers exciting. We cut windows in the covers, so that you can see a picture glued to the first page of the book.

6-year-old girls needed help with this project; 9-year-old girls did it on their own (with help from Mom cutting out the windows).


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