Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scribble/Color Book-Giveaway

Here's a fun book for the summer holidays combining two very different but equally enjoyable activities (at least to me)—the loose freedom of scribbling and the calm concentration of coloring.

I started with sheet of used copy paper with writing on one side. I made a continuous line scribble on the side without the writing that covered the entire paper.
I folded it into a hot dog booklet and then colored in the shapes made by the scribble.

For the front and back cover, I used marker. On one of the inside spreads, I used colored pencils. For another I used two sizes of black and white marker and drew lines and shapes. For the other I filled them in with letters.

This would be a great activity for travel. Make a few scribble books and then take markers or pencils for coloring in on the road.

Written Directions for Hot Dog Booklet

In Spanish

See all the pages on flickr

GIVEAWAY!
Leave a comment and you'll be entered into the random drawing for one of two copies of At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Books Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials by Erin Zamrzla. The books were generously donated by Trumpeter Books, an imprint of Shambala Publications.

117 comments:

ASIRAY said...

I almost never participate in raffles, but I truly love handmade books! Today I will give it a try. Thank you, Susan, for keeping such an wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

I love your website. I use the ideas when my granddaughters come over. I also share them with teachers in my school.

Sue Earabino said...

I posted my comment anaonymously, but didn't mean to!
Love the site!
Sue

Chiska said...

I love the scribble book! Thanks.

Annie Bodelier said...

I'd love to be included in the drawing. Making books is my passion!

zoranoske said...

Hi Susan, your blog inspire my kids in school and me many times. Thanks for sharing all the great book and workshop that u made.

Artist said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful bookmaking ideas. I look forward to your blogs and find the ideas so useful for teaching children as well as for myself! Thanks!

Rashmie @ MommyLabs said...

I have never participated in giveaways but the book sounds like something I'd really want to have. I am from India so not sure if I qualify for this. Would be really happy to win one. :)
On another note, I often visit your blog for book ideas. I love making accordion books with my 5 year old daughter.

Jeanne Zulick said...

I love books and I love crafts...so of course I love this website. My daughter will be so excited to make the scribble book when she gets out of school later this week. Thank you for a great summer project!

Anonymous said...

This looks great! I'm an origami fan, and the book tempts me greatly.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, simple but fun! I'm itching to get new crayons.

cindy said...

This book looks inspirational, as are your blog posts. I've got the whole summer with my twin almost-eight year olds....lots of art to explore!

Jen Blakeslee said...

Thank you for all of your great ideas! I teach at a middle school and started up a little after school art club because we don't have any art classes! I am inspired by your ideas and have used several of them! This scribble book will be tested on my nieces and granddaughters this summer!

Nancy said...

I love making books with my students and with my grandchildren. This would be a wonderful resource.

ginger said...

This looks like a fun project. I agree with you.....I love to scribble and I love to color!!

Viki said...

I taught 2 of my young friends how to make your hotdog book a few weeks ago. One used it to make a special book for her father for father's day. He was delighted! Both girls are coming later this week to learn how to make another kind of book! I'll show them the scribble book while they are here.

UCANPhil413 said...

I'm going camping with my almost two-year old granddaughter. This hot dog book is a great activity to take along for a busy little one who likes to draw lines. The materials are easy to take along, she will enjoy watching the book take shape and I can journal on the pages as she draws on them - a nice keepsake for our trip. I also love the hotdog books made of grocery sacks wth smaller hotdog books added inside. Great for journaling about each days adventures! Thanks!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Handmade books have become a terrific sideline for me. Many gifts, poetry books and memorials have been made thanks to the inspiration of other bookmakers.
This book offering is such a great idea!

Jamie Hatfield said...

Our family has benefited greatly from your insight with book-making! I look forward to learning more from this new resource. Hope I win! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Debra Fink Bachelder said...

I sometimes make scribble books in the style of favorite artists: Klimt & Matisse. Cool challenge for older kids.
I also work as an Artist In Residence at a hospital. A patient's mom was drawing "zen tangles" and I showed her the Hot Dogbook. It was a beautiful combination!

Barbara Zaborowski said...

I love the sharing that the Internet facilitates. This is a favorite site. Thank you, Susan!

Jody said...

Looks like a fun project for the car.

helpertouch said...

I am always fascinated by how Susan's "simple" ideas turn into something profound, and this is one of them. It is the perfect alternative to prefab coloring books for kids on a trip, and it's a lovely way for adults to keep the creativity flowing without the "stress" of formal artmaking on a trip. I treasure Susan's info on bookmaking.

Howell-Martin's Blog said...

I love the work that you do! I am excited to share with more of the students at my school in my new position as media specialist.

Nesbit Library rocks! said...

I'm an elementary school librarian and find your blog inspiring for recess activities and a great annual program called Discovery Day. Thanks for all the ideas!

Carol Sloan said...

I love making handmade books! Add my name to the drawing. Thanks!

Sonja said...

I have relied on your books and website for many project ideas. I teach a Children's Lit course for education majors and having my students create books, has made the course much richer.
Some of my students have no framework for evaluating the quality of books aimed at children --they don't see the value in amazing art or carefully chosen language. Through the process of creating their own books, and talking about the choices they've made, most come to value truly great children's lit.
Thanks for all the inspiration!

Rosann said...

This will be the first give-away that I've participated in, but the book looks like a must-have. I love books and book-arts, your blog, and all the wonderful book-making ideas on your site!

ginkgofan said...

Hi Susan! I enjoy receiving your newsletter. You have wonderful ideas for personal artistic reflection and great ideas for working with kids. Your latest idea reminds me of the meditative drawing of Zentangle. I love your idea of carrying free-from scribbles across the pages in book format. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book - when I do win, it will be given to our daughter, a teacher who is always on the look out for fantastic ideas like this.

Judith Hollowood said...

One of my favorite souvenirs of my son's little-boyhood is a terrific full page scribble. What a great idea - to turn it into a book.

Irēna said...

That would be great to have this book and find new ideas for my workshops with children!And thank you for your special blog!

deb danelley said...

thanks for the opportunity susan...if I am lucky enough to "win" I will share the contents with my havana cuba kids next year again!!sounds like a great book!

Elizabeth said...

Susan, as an elementary art teacher, I have been enjoying "making books monthly" with other elementary teachers for awhile now. This year, I actually had teachers asking me for your site info so they could get more ideas to combine with their writing projects.Yay!!

Beth W said...

I remember such travel projects - before the days of GameBoy and portable DVD players. Great suggestion, as always!

Mrs. Newago's class said...

Neat! Reminds me of something we used to do as children but used rulers to make the spaces. Love it!

Bobbie said...

Been to the web site and the book looks fantastic.

Susan, I have to thank you for your emails, books and creative ideas. They always give me the shove I need, just when I am feeling tapped out!

Jane said...

This idea is just in time. I am doing a "Girl Power" workshop at our local library where we will be making our own journals and diaries. I plan to share this with them. Thanks!!

Michelle Asher said...

I love your ideas and books. Can't wait to use some of these with my students this fall! Thank you!

B Rainey said...

What a treat! Thanks for making this possible. I've been a fan for many years. Thanks for all of your efforts on behalf of children (adults, too), art and literacy. The scribble page in book for is a great idea!

Athena said...

Love the scribble art. Can't wait to try this with my 2nd and 3rd graders. I think I might also try this idea in a book I am making right now. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

A cool idea, Susan. Thanks so much. I'm going to do this with my second-graders tomorrow!!

Cate
hurricanecate at yahoo dot com

jodi said...

I never participate in raffles either, but I have enjoyed making your books as gifts, with my kids, and occasionally as part of my psychotherapy practice. I would love to learn more about bookmaking!

dragonflylove said...

thank you for the SIMPLE ideas. My special ed art students feel so accomplished and satisfied when they create something like this!

Ellen Lindner said...

As a fabric collage artist, I've only recently dipped my toes into the world of mixed media book making. I've been learning lots from your site and newsletter. Only problem: I'm afraid it might all end up being addicting!

Kate said...

Thank you for your art and sharing, Susan. I would LOVE a copy of Erin's book, too...

Peace AND Prosperity,
Kate

Kate Stockman
Hendersonville, NC

Judy said...

Susan, You have shown once again that sometimes the most enjoyable activities can originate from the simplest beginnings. What a dreamy way to take an "artist break" on a summer's day! This would also be a way to quickly convert the blank page of an art journal into something beautiful and waiting for nothing more than a word or two dozen to finish it off. Your posts always make my creative thoughts spin. Thank you so much!

words4kids said...

Love your hot dog book!The hot dog book has been a hit with the young kids at our library. Writing their own book is exciting for kids learning to read, and this way they can make them to their hearts' content! I'm also taking this idea to my picture book critique group tonight, just for fun. (And for myself, I make these up to keep in my purse to jot down ideas and notes.)

Victoria said...

I love your book making ideas, I've shared your ideas and site with teachers. I enjoy making the books. Thank you for sharing.
Victoria

The Assemblagist said...

The Hot Dog book is a grandkid favorite in my house. Keeps them busy when I need time for other things -- this is a great addition to an already good idea. My youngest grandson wanted me to outline (like a coloring book, he said) a picture so he could color it in rather than random squiggles. Nice.

Kay said...

Your Garden Tag book is a great way to involve kids, but it is an inspiration also to document your garden - over time - maybe in a journal where pages could be added. I nature printed leaves and flowers from my garden using stamp pad ink (you can use black and color with liquid acrylics or watercolor) - and it is a place to put notes about success and failure, ideas for the future, pictures, etc.

Anonymous said...

A friend posted this link and I was telling her that on a mission trip I made these scribbles and tons of kids in an orphanage loved to color them in! I don't think they had ever seen them! On this next trip I think I will make copies and bring them with me!

Irene said...

Love the scribble book and please do enter me in your great giveaway. Love the blog. I've come over from the newsletter.

Kate said...

Well, I'm feeling a little greedy about writing a comment, because I haven't for ages, but it's lovely to see how other readers use and enjoy what they find on the blog. It feels like the manifestation of a community I didn't realize I belonged too!

Sandy in Michigan said...

I love your blog and your creative handmade books. What a variety! Please enter my name in the giveaway!

Pat said...

Thank you for your generous blog ideas. My grandchildren are the benefactor of them! What fun to have a drawing.

tess said...

Dear Susan,
I love how generous you have been by sharing your information and inspiring others using the printed word and digital formats. As a school librarian, I show students every chance I get how to make a hotdog book and a hamburg book from scrap paper. It's very special what you do...keep sharing. Love, t

Rachel said...

My goodness, there is nothing like a giveaway to increase the commentary. :-) thanks for posting about that book, I spent a lovely time over at Shambala looking at their other craft books. And also another visit to the Morgan Library. thanks for all of your sharing.

adele said...

Am I on time? I guess I'm a bit far away... but who knows :)
thank you for sharing your ideas... Now that school has ended I hope to have more time to try more books... for me, not (only) for my pupils!
Enjoy your Summer,
adele

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I've used many of your ideas in my classroom. Andrea

srjames said...

When a friend I just called to help me down off an "emotional ledge" learned that I'm taking my first ever watercolor class tomorrow, she said she expected to see my wc version of "The Scream." Couldn't imagine that ... but now can certainly see me scribble-booking it! Thanks for the creative way 'off the ledge' ... and a new appreciation for art therapy!

Marietta said...

Looks like a book that could be useful at home and at school. Thanks for your great site!

Rocinante Press said...

I love your blog and recommend it to all my teacher and book art friends. I teach art in a juvenile detention center, and am hoping to use some of your ideas to encourage the youth to make books and tell their stories.

Congratulations on such a great blog!

Eli Griggs said...

This is a great little project and I believe it'd be a fun way to start a day off in the studio, getting those right brain functions warmed up.

At the lease, it's a good way to practice colour pencil mixing, textures, etc.

Patti M. said...

This will be a perfect end-of-the year book cover for my third graders' class memory book. While I organize files, they get creative with a beautiful cover! Thank you!

pac said...

I love getting your emails. I have recently written a curriculum for a bookmaking elective at the high school level. It is fun to see your ideas and then use them for jumping off points to new ideas.
There is always great inspiration.
pac

Syre Librarian said...

I, too, love your ideas for bookmaking with kids. I have used several of them with my students in my elementary library and they have loved making them! The scribble book is easy and fun - a great addition to my bookmaking with kids!!

-Jennifer

Pepperwolf said...

I use your book ideas as thank yous instead of a store bought card. More fun to give a handmade book.

carmen said...

Thanks for sharing. This book would be a welcome addition to my library.

KWichert said...

I love making books and would love to have your book.
Karen

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Love making books w/ children. At Wacky Wednesday summer library programs we've made CD summer poems books, bathroom tissue tube father's day song books, corrugated cardboard summer goals books, w/ more to come. Mahalo for lots of ideas.

Debbie said...

I remember scribbleing and coloring when I was a kid, and I love making hot dog books

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm sure this book would contain lots of ideas I could use with my class at school Love to win it.
KC

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that you use repurposed materials in your handmade books! I do summer camps with children and am always looking for ways to recycle.
Pauline
fiberlooney@yahoo.com

Marge said...

I've used so many of your ideas that I learned in workshops that I've taken with you. This is another great one to use with the children at my school. Thank you!

Paper Chipmunk said...

I'm suddenly having a vivid memory of a 6th grade art project, coloring in scribbles just like that. It's amazing how much that still conjures up, even decades later.

dieadjustormigrate said...

Having been a faithful reader and lover of all things book, I would be more than thrilled to win this lovely book! My fingers are crossed!

Jaci said...

One of our favorite 1st grade activities (1961) was Mrs. Huseby creating these special coloring pages for each one of us. As a teacher, I now wonder what lesson might have got wrong, or quicker than planned. :)

Diana said...

I love making books. We met at a workshop for teachers at Clark University in Worcester, MA several years ago. I love the Spirit books. You are an inspiration. Keep making beautiful art.

Lynn in Tucson said...

I've had my eye out for Erin's book but haven't seen it locally! Wouldn't this be fun!

Anonymous said...

would love to add this book to my library of classroom resources....
bdteach3197@yahoo.com

Nan said...

Thank you for offering this special book. Your ideas inspire my students to love and respect books and to value their own writing.

Jill said...

Yes! I'd love to win this fantastic book!

granolagina said...

Thanks for the great idea. We are going on vacation soon and this seems like a nice way to keep 3 kids occupied in the van!

Jill said...

Yes! I would love to win this fantastic book!

Penny said...

having almost finished with small grand children I now have a great grand child to do things with and your books are such a lovely way for me at my now more advanced age to entertain him. Thank you.

mudas said...

I have truly enjoyed your book-making directions. We have made a few at home and the kids have enjoyed them. I will be trying out the scribble/color book idea! what fun. Thanks!

Anne said...

I love your blog and all of the projects you share. I would love a chance to win the book.

Kitturah said...

This looks like so much FUN --- no matter what your age!

juliaelmer at hotmail dot com said...

I love that you always provide instructions in both Spanish and English. Thank you for that!

Bec said...

I think this is a great idea for re-using warm up drawings from my students. They never seem to want them and I can't put them in the recycle bin. Great idea!

Elizabeth Marcus said...

I used to love making these colored-in scribbles when I was a kid. This inspires me to do it again as an adult. It's still fun!

Alice T said...

Love your creative book ideas. Thank you.

Melinda said...

This is so nice! If you have children who are glued to their computers you can do a scribble on the Paint accessory in Windows, then fill in the spaces with different colors, creating unexpected faces, animals, boats......

Cozy in Texas said...

I came across your blog today. What a great book.
Ann
cozyintexas@yahoo.com

Nancie Kay said...

Would love to have a copy of the book - always looking for new inspiration!

Jayne B said...

I'm so glad I found your website and blog! I love making books with my students.

You are an inspiration!!!

Chris Tessnear said...

Love your blogs. Use your ideas with my students and for myself.
Would LOVE the book!

Cécile Côté said...

Thank you for your inspiring blog. Would love to win the book!

Barbara Brussell said...

Susan,
I love your website and I have made some of the books I have found on it with some children I have taught. You have such great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration

Lucy said...

The books you make and feature have been wonderful for use with my kids and in my tutoring activities. I'm always on the lookout or new ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent and for letting us play along.

Shell said...

I love getting your emails. I am inspired to make more books with my students. I am an art teacher. I will follow the blog in September for sure. Thanks so much!
Michele Barnes

Mary said...

Great blog! This is the first time I've come across it and I'm excited to read more :)

Sharon said...

I've been following books monthly with great interest, appreciation and shared the link with others. Your ideas have found their way into the work I do with children, so thank you.

Sharon Pontier

Meliors Simms said...

wonderful resource, put my name in the hat please

Claude Aimée Villeneuve said...

Hi Susan!
I Love your scribble book! Your book ideas are always fun and easy to do with kids or adults who want to get into making books and are a bit afraid to start. Thank you for sharing your flashes of inspiration!
I love your blog. It's neat, easy to navigate and we can see on one page what you are up to.
You are a great teacher and uplifter!

Jan Derry said...

So simple! Scribble book...a great idea.
Jan

Mrs.S said...

I love your blog. This tutorial will be perfect for a project with my granddaughter next week.

Anne said...

I remember doing these scribbles as an elementary student. I like the idea of using it as a book.
Thank you for such interesting ideas! I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

Regina Schultz said...

I love handmade books, and I'll be happy if I win one of them.
I want to enter in the drawing, too.
Thanks
costaschultz@ig.com.br

LLangva said...

Love this site. Hope I win!

Janet M. said...

I love your projects! They are truly inspirational! Your Scribble book reminds me of long ago. I never liked coloring books and used to doodle just like this!

Minnette said...

I teach seniors and emotionally handicapped children, what a wonderful idea for the scribble book for them! Thank you for all your inspiring ideas!

Vegiemama said...

Love the scribble book idea. I'm making one for my daughter right now...she loves to doodle and color.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love Book Arts Tuesdays!
Great book for a giveaway! Might have to look this up if I don't win it :)

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Rhonda
Do take a look at the book. The Giveaway has closed. Thanks for your comments.

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