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Very much motivated by an interview Jean did with Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord over at The Artful Parent, we made books today with recycled materials. The part of the interview that really inspired me was this:

The process of making books with recycled materials is liberating. When we start by cutting a panel out of a grocery bag with a pair of scissors, the edges are crooked. We are freed from the burden of precision.

Let me repeat that last part: freed from the burden of precision.  Perfect.  So, we cut up a couple of boxes, punched some not-at-all-precise holes and away they went.  I’ll stop with my own words here and let the kids pictures and my transcriptions of their words speak for themselves.

The Alien by Eleanor
Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue by Henry
Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

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