PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN – Bookmaking, Design

Students engage in critical thinking activities that help them understand the Principles of Design. Then they use a template to make a mini Principles of Design book and use fine line markers to create a design that demonstrates 3 Principles they have chosen.

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PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN – Bookmaking, Design


  • Crayola Fine Line Markers
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Construction Paper - small pieces
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Copy Paper - 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm (8.5" x 11")


Step 1
  1. Follow the instructions to create your Principles of Desiign mini book. (Downloads - Principles_Mini_Book.pdf)
Step 2
  1. When you have folded it correctly the outside covers of your mini book should be blank.
  2. The first 2 pages should be CONTRAST and PROPORTION.
Step 3
  1. Cut a small piece of construction paper to make a cover for your mini book.
  2. Use glue stick to glue the cover in place.
Step 4
  1. Choose 3 principles.
  2. Highlight them on the chart in your mini book.
  3. On the following 2 pages create a design that demonstrates the 3 principles.
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