- in How-tos , Q & A by Jimmie Quick
Q & A: What About Large Items?
Q: What about large items? How do I fit papers that are larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches into our notebooks?
For example, we like to make timelines and maps on large sheets of paper. Once we used a roll of fax paper for a number line. How can those oversized projects be used in notebooking?
A: There are several ways to fit big things into your notebooks.
- Fold them in half or accordion style, being sure to leave the hole-punched margin free of any obstructions.
- Fold them and put them into a page protector, an envelope, or a pocket.
- Fold them in half or fourths and affix the back of the folded items to a sheet of hole-punched cardstock so they can be unfolded.
- Take a photo of the item and include it in your notebook rather than the actual object.
How about you? What are ways that you fit oversize objects into your homeschool notebooks?
We have taken a photo of our 3D projects, then cut out the top/ or front ot the item and glued this to a page with the photo.
We’ve even squashed a paper castle flat and glued it in the lapbook. Although it is bulky, it can be opened up again.