Friday, February 28, 2014

A Stand Alone Flip Chart for a School Project

After spending so much time at the ItsyBitsy store I am more convinced than ever that it is the ideal destination for any craft project. The store has such a wide variety of craft supplies perfect for school projects in particular, like buttons, sequins glitter, foam, felt, chipboard, handmade papers, clay, embellishments, pipe cleaners, pom poms, hay, husk, shredded paper, different types of paints and a whole lot of glues! So when my son needed me to make a project for his school, I decided to put something together using only supplies from ItsyBitsy.


Here's my son's chart. It's actually a flip chart with an inbuilt stand for easy demonstration. The stand folds down flat so that when the speech is over, it can be carried home without any trouble. The picture  above left shows the chart when closed and the picture on the right shows how it looks when it is open.  

Here's a view from the side so that you can see how it stands - much like a desktop calendar except much larger. The entire chart measures 12" by 19". For the cover of the book I used Sizzix Word Play die to cut out my son's name and section. I used the same die in a different way on the title page. This time I cut some circles using the Framelits circle die. Then I cut each alphabet on this circle which actually created the letter but as a negative. I glued this on to some coordinating scallop circles and voila my title was ready!

The subject of my son's chart is 'How much is too much' with relation to gadgets so I took a lot of printouts and to display how they have evolved, I used the Spellbinders You are Here Die. This one is full of hand pointers and arrows, perfect to indicate such developments. 

The picture above shows how the flip chart folds flat. It's quite ingenious actually. Hopefully I can reuse this base for all my son's presentations in the future.

One more thing I would like to draw your attention to is the binding at the top. You don't really need to go to a binder store to get your albums bound. All you need is a one hole punch and a ruler. This way you can punch all your holes yourself and run the binding wire through it. I'm adding a couple of pictures below to show you what I mean which I found from this site.

Do you rely on ItsyBitsy to make your school projects? We'd love to see. Leave a comment with a link to your project and we'll be sure to drop by!

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