Last week, one of my son’s classmates brought a hedgehog made out of a book to school. It was made by her and her mum. She was so proud of it and brought it to school to show everyone. Since then Mr K had been pestering me to get him a book to make it.
We looked around our home but most of the children’s books are paperbacks or books we are still reading. So earlier this week, I went to the shops to look for cheap hardback book for this project. Luckily, I managed to find a bargain from my local bookstore at just 50p per book. They are new too! I bought one book for Mr K and one for myself as I also fancied trying to make one.
After googling it online, I found this easy folding method that can make into any animal. This is our book folding sheep.
- Hardback book
- Black & white paper (for eyes and ears)
- Cotton wool balls
- Blu Tack glue dot
- Ang pow
- I skipped at least 20 pages before I made the first fold. Fold the corner down as shown.
- Next, fold it back like this. Keep folding the rest of the pages in the same way. Avoid folding the last few pages. The more pages you fold, the more difficult it becomes. I needed another person to help me squeeze down the book while I folded. It took me about 6 hours just to fold the book.
- Draw two ears and eyes and cut them out. Use glue dots to stick the ears and eyes.
- Stick one cotton wool ball at the bottom of the page as shown.
- Stick the rest of the cotton wool balls around the top.
As Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep) is coming, I decided to add the ang pow just to keep with the theme!
This book folding pattern can also be used for other animals like a cow, dog, cat or other animals. Just use a bit of imagination!