The past several weeks at co-op we worked on a really cool project called Tunnel Books. I found this on That Artist Woman's blog and immediately thought it would make a great project for the kids to try.
I created this book myself in about an hour or so as an example for the kids to look at (and just because it was so cool I had to try it myself). Here you can see how the pages are cut and folded up. You can fill them with pictures, words, whatever you want.
The top panels are folded and sit on top of the bottom panels so that you can see through them to the back panel.
Here's the top view.
The cutting and folding was the easy part. The hard part came when they had to figure out what to put in the book. Some of the kids had a lot of trouble getting started but once they were prompted a little bit, they seemed to get the hang of it.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a lot of photos of the finished results because some of the kids were absent and didn't get to finish it in class. But here are a couple rough drafts that they did.
If you like the idea of Tunnel Books, you should check out this page. It's filled with beautiful variations of this project. I can't wait to try this again with another design.