Friday, August 15, 2008

Chew on This!

I’m putting together a little “touch and feel” board-book about the Bible for Sweetpea. It’s just assembled with hole-punch and rings, so nothing fancy. It has a little song that goes with it, that we sing in our 2- and 3-year-old’s class on Sunday mornings. Each page has something glued onto it. For instance, one page has a color crayon glued to it, and a crayon scribble on the page. The verse of the little song for that page goes:

We won’t color in it,
We won’t color in it,
It is God’s Word.

One of the pages is supposed to look like it has been chewed on by some little tot. (You know . . . We won’t chew it, We won’t chew it, It is God’s Word.) I have all the other pages done, but have been trying to figure out how to make the “chew” marks along the edge of that one page. I thought about dampening it and using some pliers, but I don’t think it would look very realistic. I thought there might be some kind of a kitchen tool, maybe a press of some kind, that would work, but none that I could find in my gadget drawer. The one in our Bible class looks so realistic!

One of my little students has his own copy of this book, that his mama made for him. So, on Sunday I went up to her and asked:

“Brina, what did you use to make the chew marks on the page in Jordan’s Bible book?”

“My teeth,” she said, looking at me as if I was just a little dim.


I guess I’ve got my work cut out for me this weekend . . . chewing on poster board! I hope you appreciate it, dear Sweetpea.

[Don't miss clue #3, that was posted last night - just below this one.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope Dan borrows your camera to get a picture
of you making the "chew" page.....Grandma at work!!
Sounds like a neat book. I'm sure Sweetpea will love