Recycled Book Art

book artIf you’re wondering what to do with some of your old (or just plain boring) books, there are lots of ways to recycle them into something else.  One way is by turning your book into a work of art. By cutting, folding and gluing pages, you can create a book mobile (not to be confused with a bookmobile), a decoration for a bookshelf or art to mount on a wall.

Keep in mind that older books may have more brittle paper and can be harder to curve and shape. You may also want to consider the thickness of the book pages — you can layer thin pages (like the ones you find in telephone books) to create see-through effects, while thick pages may be better to create pop-up scenes.

See some beautiful examples at this post on Krrb.

Or watch a video by Brusspup of how to create 3D Paper Steps.

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About Kevin
I work at a place that has Three, not One but Three different slides. Keep it simple...My motto. I am currently finishing a Master's program at Carlow University in Early Childhood Education. The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh offers me a workplace where I am able to teach a variety of people and learn a variety of things all at the same time.

One Response to Recycled Book Art

  1. Lois Hoffman says:

    I love the book in the picture. Did you make that? Not sure I have the patience, but I like the look!

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