LP = Little Project
|Sizzling Sunday night...|
My middle guy received several books for Christmas and finally settled in to start reading one of them to me on Friday evening. He considers the book a legitimate "big kid" book ("Mom, can you believe I am reading a book about a fourth grader?") and is very proud of himself. He even mentioned wanting to bring the book to school for silent reading time. Wanting to build on his enthusiasm, I suggested we customize some book plates.
Avery makes a lot of labels in cool shapes now and has a website where you can customize them. I use the labels and site all the time for personal and volunteer projects. Both of my boys chose designs for book plates this afternoon, and we printed them out. I used the Kraft paper labels, the same ones I used for Christmas gift tags, but I think the colors would have been more vivid with white labels. Regardless, the boys were pleased. This is about a ten minute project (maybe longer the first time you use the site or if you are indecisive).
I did a set for myself as well and stuck the first one inside Matt Haig's The Humans. I can't remember when I first heard about The Humans, but I began following @matthaig1 on Twitter about a year ago. I enjoy his tweets so much (and had enjoyed one of his earlier novels, The Radleys) that I ordered The Humans as a treat to myself. I cracked the spine this morning and am intrigued so far. Hoping for some cozy fireside reading time after I hit "Publish" on this post.