by Suzy Leopold
Writers create the just-right words and sentences on a page to tell a story.
Illustrators and artists create just-right pictures and art to enhance and support a story.
Creating is powerful and allows writers to see themselves and reflect on their writing.
Time to create.
Gather together the following suggested supplies:
- scrapbook paper, and/or card stock (various sizes)
- crayons or felt-tip markers
- paper cutter or a scissors
- glue stick; hot glue gun (optional)
- folding tool (optional) or ruler
- magazine photos
- discarded books
- colored pencils
- acrylic paints
- wrapping paper or construction paper
- rubber bands
I read. I write. I create.
Consider creating and writing a mini book, mini journal, and a storytelling box with kids. Share and read your story with students during classroom visits, (or via Zoom) readers, writers, and creators. Encourage children to share and read their creations.
These creations make great handcrafted gifts for family, friends, and writerly friends.
Hopefully, this creative approach gives you motivation and confidence to use with your writing projects.