Creative Archiving: Holiday Makerspace Projects with Weeded Books

A fun activity for this month – a way to use your weeded books!

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‘Tis the season! Time for gifts for family, friends and colleagues. This is also especially true for students too! But budgets can get tight when the circle of giving gifts gets larger. And that’s where creativity (which is free!) and a few materials can really help. And as I told my students, what better gift to give to a loved one than ones that’s homemade?

What I did for several past fall semesters is have students create things from weeded books. They usually did a book wreath, but since than I have made several other things with weeded books. Minimal cost, patience, and time. So if you’re looking for ideas, here are a few you can do:

Book Page Christmas Trees: What I like about these is that you can make them large or small, depending on what you’d like. All you do is cute strips of paper with the…

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