Mini Monday

I spoke with my sister, Emma today.
As usual, she inspired me to try something new.
Well, it is sort of new to me. I used to make something similar with my students.

Emma shared a zine that she had just made.
I had never heard of a zine. So she explained it to me.

Definition: Zine

some sort of publication, usually mass-produced by photocopying(in some cases, scanned, put on the ‘net, or copied via fax)on any range of topics, but usually filled with passion. a means of telling one’s story, sharing thoughts, and/or artwork/comics/ doodles.

I told my sister that the directions for folding the paper for a zine is similar to the fold-ables that I used to make with my students. I had plenty of paper in the writing station for them to use to make their
fold-ables. They would write, draw, and collage in their fold-ables. They loved carrying their poems and writings in these little books.

Here is a short video tutorial on making a zine:

Now, the zine my sister made was fantastic. It looked like a mini-magazine.
The one I made was more cut and paste…more of a fold-able than a zine.
I used card stock and some pieces of scrap book paper to cut and paste. I typed up some morning meditation quotes. I also used some rubber stamps of a cup of coffee and a bird.
Then, I decided to try using a scrap of canvas to make a fabric fold-able. I printed various family photos on fabric and embellished with beads, stamped fabric, buttons and yarn.
I would like to try to make more of a zine, like the one my sister made.
I need to talk to her some more about how she goes about making hers.

This fold-able is on the Fun List for when I spend days with my granddaughter.

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