Intro: Accordion Book
After finishing a unit on Landscape painting with my first graders I thought it would be fun for them to create another project using their newfound painting skills. All kids love to make books so we made accordion books with tiny "springtime" landscape paintings to enhance the front and back covers.
Step 1: Supplies
4"X6" canvas panels (I get mine from a supply source on line called Cheap Joes) you will need 2 per book
glue 6"X16" paper for pages
Step 2: Paint the Panels
As I mentioned the students had just finished learning about Landscape paintings, they did brainstorming sketches of things you might find in a springtime landscape. Finally they made two sketches to transfer to their panels. Transferred one each to the front and back pieces. Using acrylics they painted their landscapes.
Step 3: Fold the Pages
turn in one folded edge the size of one panel, fan fold the rest of the paper
Step 4: Glue Pages
cover the back sides of the two panels with glue
Plce one end of the fold paper onto one panel.
Place the other panel on to and let dry flat
Step 5: Finish
when the pages are dry the accordion book is complete.