Henry’s finally got the act of cutting with a scissors down!
It took a lot of practice, but he’s figured it out and loves cutting now!
(He often requests to do it randomly…)
We have these John Deere catalogs and calendars frequently.
My parents often grab them at the implement just for Henry to have his ‘books’.
I suggested to Henry that we create our own book from these catalogs.
Henry got busy cutting out his favorite machinery right away.
(Notice that he has the correct hold on his scissors now! Go Henry!)
This was an ongoing process.
Henry cut out the tractors and machines for his book for days, even weeks.
I loved that it was completely done by him though.
He cut out one or two a day.
When he finally cut out enough for his book, we put it together.
I grabbed a handful of construction paper and simply folded it in half.
I tied a piece of yarn around the middle (in the crease).
(I would have strung it through holes if I could find my hole punch, but I can’t for the life of me.)
Henry glued the backs of his cut out machines with a glue stick.
And simply stuck it on each page.
Some of the tractors and machines, of course, were too big to fit on the pages!
So they hung over the edge a bit.
Once all the pieces were in place.
We went through the book together.
As Henry told me about each of the pages, I wrote down the story he told me.
Henry became the author of his very own “Henry’s Tractor Book”!
We didn’t get around to reading it together until a couple days later.
I found it very intriguing that Henry told me the exact (very close) story as he told me the first time when I wrote them down!
Rachelle at Tinkerlab has challenged many of her amazing blog friends to get creative with magazines. Below is a list of everyone that is participating in the challenge, as well as everyone’s magazine creations for Tinkerlab’s Creative Challenge : Magazines.
- Tinker Lab
- Kiwi Crate
- ChildCentral Station
- kids in the studio
- Teach Mama
- TheImagination Tree
- Teach Preschool
- hands on as we grow
- Paint Cut Paste
- A MomWith A Lesson Plan
- Art 4 Little Hands
- Red Ted Art
- TheChocolate Muffin Tree
- Imagination Soup
- MichellesCharm World
- Sun Hats & Wellie Boots