Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Album


Teacher Appreciation day is right around the corner, this project is a fun way to say Thank You and to get the whole class involved with saying Thank You too.  I sent a very simple email to all the parents in the class stating I was making an album for the teacher and I would love each student to draw a picture to put in the album.  Much to my surprise the response was overwhelming almost every parent sent in a picture created by their child.  My job was to put them all together in an album I wanted something simple but practical so I decided to create my own album to showcase the children's work. 

Materials:
Mat Board or Chip Board (11"x 12" for and 8 1/2"x11" Pages)
Beacon 3 in 1 Glue
Linen Ribbon
Ruler
Scissors
Exacto Knife (MUST BE SHARP!)
Hole Punch
2 Sheets of Aquamarine Glitter - The Robin's Nest
Build a Banner - HOTP 7380
Inspirations - Earth, Wind & Fire (Blue Odyssey)
Letter Template
Tim Holtz Distress Ink™ Faded Jeans
Plastic Page Sleeves
Ribbon


1.  Cut a 1" strip off the Mat Board.
2.  Glue Linen Ribbon or Book Binding Tape to wrap completely around the length of the book (both front and back).  Glue in place leaving a small gap so the "spine" can bend.
3.  Punch holes on the mat board (the thin strip) about 1 1/2" from the top and the bottom.
4.  Glue paper to the front side of the mat board (piece one) and to the backside of the mat board for the second piece.  If desired you can also glue paper to the inside as well (I did not do this).
5.  Trace and cut out flags for the banner.  Ink the edges with ink pad before gluing the pieces down.
6.  Arrange and glue down the flags.  Add Title and other embellishments to the book.  Place plastic sheets and tie together with ribbon.

Front

Back

Side

Inside with plastic sleeves 

School Logo

How the album was bound.



1 comment:

Rachel said...

Great idea!! I have lots of appreciation for teachers too!

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