HAUNTED HOUSE TALES – Bookmaking, Shape, Contrast

Students create a house-shaped book out of construction paper, and use construction paper crayons to add details to the front and insides of the house. They use the book to illustrate a tale they have written about a haunted house.

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HAUNTED HOUSE TALES – Bookmaking, Shape, Contrast

Supplies:

  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm (12" x 18") - 1 per student
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers - 12 Count
  • Crayola Construction Paper Crayons or Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Fold the paper into 8 boxes.
    - Fold it in half twice, widthwise (short end to short end).
    - Open it up and fold it in half lengthwise (long end to long end).
2
Step 2
  1. Place the paper on the desk in the landscape position.
  2. There should be 4 boxes above the horizontal fold, and 4 boxes below it.
  3. Draw an 'X' from one corner to the other on the 2nd box from the left ABOVE the horizontal fold.
  4. Draw an 'X' from one corner to the other on the 3rd box from the left BELOW the horizontal fold.
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Step 3
  1. Use the 'X' lines as guides.
  2. Draw a triangle with the base on the horizontal fold in both boxes.
  3. Erase the rest of the 'X' lines.
  4. There should be a zigzag line in the middle of the paper.
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Step 4
  1. Fold the paper in half widthwise (short end to short end).
  2. Make a small cut in the corner of the paper at the end of the line so you can insert your scissors.
5
Step 5
  1. Open up the paper and carefully insert your scissors.
  2. Cut along the zigzag line.
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Step 6
  1. Fold the paper in half lengthwise (long end to long end).
  2. Hold the edges of the paper and push towards the centre until you see a box formed.
  3. Keep pushing until all the pages line up.
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Step 7
  1. Flatten the paper and fold it in half to make the book.
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Step 8
  1. Use construction paper crayons to colour the inside and the outside of the house.
    - draw lots of story details
    - include 3 architectural details
    - blend colours by colouring one over another
    - create shadows using grey and violets
    - create contrast by putting light colours beside dark colours
    - create lights where light is falling, and shadows in the corners
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Step 9
  1. Use a pencil to draw lines on the blank pages.
  2. Use a fine tip marker to write your story.
  3. Be careful to keep the pages in the correct order.
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Step 10
  1. Fold the book together.
  2. View the book from all angles, inside and outside.