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Martyx9
« on: April 28, 2007 03:04:49 PM »

so there was this wallet demo on soemwebsite (now long forgotten) on how to make a wallet out of a piece of paper in under 2 min's so I go a little carried away and made 3 that I don't need Smiley
here's all 3:

here's my favorite map 1:

and here's the wallpaper one:

and the inside of it:

AWESOME!
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007 03:41:59 PM »

those are soo cool. using a map was a great idea.

i just went and googled it and found this video. is it what you used?

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/543776/the_two_minutes_paper_wallet/

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007 06:15:57 PM »

yep! thats it! so ingenious!!! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 03:29:06 PM »

Cool, I'll have to try it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 10:57:10 PM »

they remind me of the stuff that i used to make when i was a kid..
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007 01:45:50 PM »

I played the video for a small group of my 8th grade students ("Can you make something just by watching what someone is doing?") and more than half of them were able to get the wallets made. I had several, "This is stupid!" comments and "Why can't we have written directions?" (Answer: Because you guys never read directions, and that isn't the point of the exercise!), but those were from the kids who didn't pay enough attention.

I did pause it after each step to allow them all to carry it out and stay caught up (otherwise they would have been throwing paper, rulers and scissors at me Cheesy ). We used plain paper (actually that greyish brown "math paper" that is pretty close to newsprint) and a few of the kids decorated theirs afterwards and were quite pleased with themselves.

I might make one out of an old magazine page, or the Sunday funnies and bring it in to show them to see if I can convince some of them to try again. Maybe if I tell them I'll post pics of their wallets on the site, they'll be happy!

Thanks for sharing this!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007 02:23:27 PM »

that's so awesome! what a good idea! I'm a social science education major myself Smiley
i'm glad your brought DIY into the classroom!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007 03:17:18 PM »

I always try to bring DIY into the classroom- we tried the mod podge silk screen technique, but I bought the wrong kind of fabric and it was a dismal failure  Cry

I just dug out an old calendar, so I'm going to try to make a wallet out of that. I'll post a pic as soon as my camera battery re-charges!
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007 04:37:49 PM »

there is a mod podge silk skreening technique?
you should teach them to crochet or embroider! It'd be a great mother's day present for them to make. I dunno if the boys would like it tho =/ Smiley You should REALLY try bookbinding, I just posted another thing about some books I made, they were SUPER easy and I pretty much just taught myself. I'm sure if u looked under my posts u could find it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007 05:53:24 PM »

Check this out for mod podge silkscreen info- there's probably more, but I only did a quick search: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=100839.0

And I taught crochet to several kids in my homeroom, including many boys (more boys working on it now than girls, I think- they'd rather crochet and chat instead of doing any silent reading). We're making Snuggle blankets for a local no-kill cat shelter.

And, I'll have to give a thought to bookbinding- maybe I can have them write out a "how-to" for something that they know how to do, and then I can make a bunch of copies of the pages, and then each kid can bind their own copy- each "how-to" will be its own chapter...hmmm...sounds like a plan...thanks for the idea!

But back to wallets! I whipped up 2- one with a page from an old frog calendar and one from a page from an old road atlas. And, after doing the frog one, I realized that if you want a cool picture on the outside, you need to plan how you are going to cut the paper. I think I need to fold one, label it, and unfold it and use it as a placement-planning template. My frog ended up inside the wallet where the bills go  Cry Good thing I picked my least favorite page as a practice one. My camera battery is still charging, so pics will have to wait until tomorrow...
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