DIY These Famous Book Covers To Celebrate National Literacy Month!
Whether you're celebrating National Literacy Month with us or just looking for easy DIY posters to make for your classroom or reading nook, these projects are a MUST-DIY for class. Join us below to see them all!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
What kiddo doesn't love the classic tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar? This fun book about metamorphosis is perfect to talk about during Insect Week or during a butterfly unit. We added a fun texture to our caterpillar with a sponge and some paint! To make this little guy we used our Oval Die (for the body and sponge), Triangle Die (for the feet) and 1" Circle die (for the eyes!) We added some fun pipe cleaners for the antennae and we were done!
Where The Wild Things Are
Where The Wild Things Are is a book that we feel will be read for generations to come and totally deserves its own poster! And guess what...it only takes a few dies! We used our Jungle Leaves Die for the border, Our new Tall 'N Thin Alphabet Set for the title and our adorable Monster Die for that wild thang!
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
This descriptive book takes the reader on quite the rhyming adventure...but what else would you expect from Dr. Seuss? For this classic, we took our Wave Border Die, Fish and Dairy Die, Fish and Cheese Die, Fish #4 Die, Fish #3 Die and Lollipop Alphabet to recreate the cover!
The Giving Tree
If The Giving Tree doesn't bring tears to your eyes at the end, did you even read it? This sweet thoughtful book is one of our favorites and we wanted to add a special twist to the cover! One of our Ellison employees took this adorable picture of her daughter and let us use her for the book cover (which means you can customize this with your kiddos too!) For this simple recreation we used our Bare Tree Die, Leaves Die, Apple Die, and Tall 'N Thin Alphabet Die.
Winnie The Pooh
We couldn't leave Pooh out of this whole thing! The classic tale of Christopher Robin and longtime friends is one that will always tug at our heartstrings. And speaking of strings...this book cover is interactive! You can tug on Pooh's string to make his arms and legs move up and down (like when he sees some honey!) For this recreation we used our Mixed Leaves Die, Teddy Bear Jumping Jack Die, Bare Tree Die, Grass Border Die, Balloons #1 Die, and The Large Beehive Die.
Oui, Oui! It's la petite Madeline! Who remembers this international classic? To make our sweet little Madeline poster we used our Lollipop Alphabet Die, Eiffel Tower Die, Peeps Girl Die, Peeps Boy Die, and our Bare Tree Die.
And that's a wrap! How are you celebrating Literacy Month? Let us know in the comments below. Also, if you create these, we'd love to see them! Make sure to stop by our Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram page and tag your pictures with #ellisonedu so we can see it and reshare!