This is how we did it:
Collect a pile of paper for the inside of your book
Choose a patterned paper for the front fold those in half
Choose a ribbon to bind them together
Get holes punched in the spine
Thread your ribbon through and tie.
Then find a space round the decorating tables where you could find patterned papers, plain papers, paper punches to make shapes, pre punched shapes, monopoly money (which was a big hit) stickers, sequins, coloured foam, ribbon scissors and glue.
Get stuck in.
This was my first workshop and I wasn't sure what to expect, the weather was awful it was pouring with rain and i thought it might be quiet but the complete opposite happened, there were loads of people. It was a drop in and have a go event, it started off quite nice a few kids with their parents and then all of a sudden everyone arrived one after another and i thought i would have to send people away. the decorating tables were so full there was no room for anyone else to join in and then luckily a few people finished their books.
Then I had the awful thought that i might run out of materials, I didn't and the whole day was a huge success. I had a great time, the kids really seemed to enjoy it and all of the parents seemed happy. All of the creations were excellent, they really liked using the monopoly money!
These two boys who were some of the first to arrive and made great books. This one has a really cool retro look
His big brother made a wonderful under the sea scene with some great hand cut details I was most impressed.
It was fantastic, crazy,messy fun, its a shame I didn't get a photo of how busy it was but I was there myself and i just didn't get the chance, but that's a good thing.
I am looking forward to the next workshop, just need to decide what to make next time, best get my thinking cap on.