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Thursday, December 14, 2017

MAKE FAMILY BOOK ORNAMENTS FOR A BOOK TREE (See more at the 12/16/2017 post)

Does you library have a Christmas tree? Volunteer members of one local library created Christmas ornaments like these:

Charles Dickens' David Copperfield

Hans Christian Anderson's Classic Fairy Tales

Kenneth Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon

It's difficult to imagine that these beautiful covers are painted by volunteers, some artists, some not.  If a library is short on volunteers or non-artists, think about color copies glued to similarly sized boxes or painting over color copies printed on heavy card stock and attaching it similarly. To encourage your students to love books, create a classroom tree featuring your students favorite books, painted by each student. Or to encourage your child or children to read, make a small tree for their bedroom. If they're too young to paint their own favorites, let relatives, older siblings or you and your husband paint them. This makes a great family activity and you can easily create covers on Photoshop to include those computer savvy family members.

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