Art Book Display
Book display for children's art books
Be smart, make art! Ellison cut outs with a Einstein portrait by Jos Coufreur print out.
I also used the poster printer to print out famous artworks to put in the back of the bookshelves.
Now for some books...from the children's collection, I used art instruction books, artist biographies, and stories based on artwork or artists.
I considered covering one end in white bulletin board paper and hanging a crayon or two from the top of the bookshelf to let the kids doodle on, but I was too worried about the potential damage a crayon and an invitation would render to the rest of the room.
I made this paint set for the side of the bookshelf. The paint is a rectangle of white bulletin board paper, with circles of construction paper glued on. The paintbrush is a broom in a poster tube perched on Command strips. I got the idea from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke.
I bought a cheap broom from Walmart. I cut the end at an angle, and took out the weaving.
Spray painted it black. I also bought a 2 x 36 in poster tube from Staples and spray painted it red.
I folded some tin foil for the base of the broom. To assemble, I stuck the broom handle in the poster tube and hot glued the ends so they wouldn't move around. I also stuffed the tube with some kraft paper to further secure it.
Voilà, giant paintbrush.