Skip to main content

Reply to "Add your favorite Art Activity here!"

Book making is a great art technique for stories with multiple scenes that you want to sequence and remember and also for lesson where you are listing things (such as blessings in this art lesson). 

A fun technique is explosion books (also called caterpillar books, folded squash books, and accordion books). 

They are made from squares of paper (4" squares will give you 2" squares and triangles for the panels/pages in the book). 

The squares are folded and then glued together. The students then flatten out the folded book and decorate it -- with paint, markers, whatever, or by gluing smaller squares or photos onto the "pages."




Images (3)
  • 6A1D1B47-3788-4350-A788-8727D744C6B4
  • 349FF9BA-0E45-4B3E-8A27-781170D21742
  • C719A928-1062-4897-8C36-9143019EBE78
Last edited by Amy Crane Inc. is a volunteer-run, 100% member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit Sunday School lesson ministry. You are welcome to borrow and adapt content for non-commercial teaching purposes --as long as both the site and author are referenced. Inc reserves the right to manage, move, condense, delete, and otherwise improve all content posted to the site. Read our Terms of Service. is rated5 stars on Google based on 51 reviews. Serving a global community including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, and more!