It’s March 5th, which means time for World Book Day! This year, I’m lucky enough to be working in collaboration with Viking* to share some paper crafts with you. I was kindly sent a craft box and the rest was up to me! You can check out Viking’s range of craft supplies here.
Although cutting up a book seems like sacrilege to me, I was luckily provided with old pages from broken books. This is a perfect craft to do with any worn out old books lying around your house! It’s a great kids activity and is super quick.
- Old book pages
- Measure out your strips onto the book pages. My pages measured 8 x 5 inches, so I drew out 5 strips one inch wide. I then measured each strip one inch less than my starting one (8 inches), so I had 5 strips at lengths 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 inches long, 1 inch wide. You can also cut some coloured card to mix in!
- Starting with the smallest strip on the outside, place the next ones on top going in height order and then work your way back down to the smallest strip. This should leave you with a stack of strips, smallest on the outsides of the stack.
- Staple the bottom of the stack together and then peel back the layers to form the heart! Once you’ve arranged the layers, staple them together again and you’re done! The more hearts you make, the longer your Garland will be.
- I also used the cute paper cutter I was sent to create some flower shaped confetti out of the spare paper!
I hope you enjoyed reading this easy crafting guide. Let me know if you’re going to try this out for World Book Day!
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