We made our first moving picture book!
In the book Pentatonic Songs by Elisabeth Lebret, we learned the song "The Dwarves". We played it on the lyre and sang the three verses together.
Following instructions in the book Moving Picture Books with Movable Figures by Brunhild Muller, we began making our book.
1. Stockmar beeswax crayons
2. White paper
3. Cardstock (construction paper or think cardboard work also work) for the covers, and a thin piece for the handle of the dwarf
Mommy wrote the lyrics to the song on white paper and Joey colored them in, using colors that matched the background of the picture pages.
We drew the covers, glued the pages back to back, then punched two holes in everything along the left side.
We used heavy books stacked on top to help keep everything flat while the glue dried.
Once the pages were dry, we tied the twizzler through the holes and knotted them so that the book would open and close easily. We practiced moving the dwarf in each page while we sang and played the lyre. What fun! We definitely will make more moving picture books in the future.