Kids’ Paper Craft Classes Galore

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September if a full month for my kids’ paper Craft Classes including making books about summer fun and a flag book. I’ve been teaching these classes for a couple of years at various locations along the Central California Coast. I started holding these classes as a way of marketing my picture books and collecting a mailing list, but they have turned out to be fun and a way of interacting with kids and their parents.  I now do several classes a month, usually an hour long.

 

bookmarks

Book Markes are also an option for younger children.

 

Sometimes I have only a couple of kids and sometimes a class of 20. I prefer smaller sessions with four or five children as these give me more time to help individuals. Because some cutting, coloring, drawing and folding is involved, children under six need the help of an adult. Normally I also ask the parents if they would like to make a book as well. I bring all the supplies necessary for the project and cut the paper, etc. before the sessions.

I started holding these classes as a way of marketing my picture books and collecting a mailing list, but they have turned out to be fun and a way of interacting with kids and their parents.  I now do several classes a month, usually an hour long. Sometimes I have only a couple of kids and sometimes a class of 20. I prefer smaller sessions with four or five children as these give me more time to help individuals. Because some cutting, coloring, drawing and folding is involved, children under six need the help of an adult. Normally I also ask the parents if they would like to make the project as well. I bring all the supplies necessary for the project and cut the paper, etc. before the sessions.

Usually, these classes are an hour long. Sometimes I have only a couple of kids and sometimes a class of 20. I prefer smaller sessions with four or five children as these give me more time to help individuals. Because some cutting, coloring, drawing and folding is involved, children under six need the help of an adult. Normally I also ask the parents if they would like to make a book as well.

I bring all the supplies necessary for the project and cut the paper, etc. before the sessions.   I try to provide a variety of colored papers, punched out shapes, pens, stencils, and other supplies to excite their imagination and creativity. The internet is full of projects especially Pinterest but because I am a handmade book artist, I have done many of these forms before.

You might try this marketing technique and see if it works for you.

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About berylreichenberg

I am a storyteller. Writing and illustrating books for children, I have published over 35 titles. Three of my books, "Ants on a Log", "Camouflage", and "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake" have been published by a traditional publisher, Oak Tree Press. These are available from Oak Tree and Amazon as well as other outlets. The others are published by Blurb.com and can be seen on their website. Some of my stories are in prose and some in verse. All are designed for small children and young school children. My fiction stories are designed to delight these children and help them learn about themselves and the world around them. I also have a number of nonfiction books about animals, the natural world, and other cultures. I illustrate my stories with drawings and photographs. I hold a Master's Degree from UCLA and have taught school in California. I hope that young children and their adult companions will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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