Ribbon books are an adorable handicraft for children of all ages. Reading the literature series, Little House on the Prairie is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. Reading aloud to my children is the best part of my day and this series tops our list of favorites. We spent a year reading the series when my oldest boy was nine. He still says that was the best year ever. We taught ourselves an abundance of new skills and revived a love of pioneer days that inspired me to write Prairie Life. This is one of the crafts within the pages the unit study. Enjoy.
Ribbon books are one of the many handicrafts I have included in my unit study, Prairie Life. This unit follows the first book, Little House in the Big Woods. It is filled with science, history, handicrafts and skills old and new. I wanted to share this activity with you because all ages can do it and you can advance the activity with a sewing machine to add extra skills.
You will need the following for one ribbon notebook:
If you choose to sew ribbon onto the book, choose a zig zag stitch or other decorative stitch. Use a heavier needle such as one for denim. Regular thread works well. Fold the ribbon over the edge of the top and bottom of the spine to give it a clean edge.
These ribbon books are a wonderful addition to a family read aloud activity or co-op literature class. We have also made them as gifts for family members and friends during the holidays. Personalizing them makes the gift all the more special.
If you love the Little House series, you will love Prairie Life. I wrote it based on the wonderful memories my boys and I made reading the books. It is filled with science, history, handicrafts, cooking and life skills.
Enjoy your time on the prairie! We are offering a book club based on Prairie life, join us beginning September 18th.