That treasured photograph taken during the camp or playground season can be preserved and displayed attractively on the simple mounting shown (Figure 3). A small calendar pad (which may be purchased in any stationery store) can be added if desired.
The size of the mounting to be used will depend upon the size of the snapshot and calendar-it should be large enough so that there is no appearance of crowding. Stiff cardboard is cut to the desired size and painted or covered with colored paper, which is pasted over the cardboard. An appropriate design may be added with paint or crayon.
If the picture is to be hung on the wall, the mounting will be left flat, and two holes will be punched in the top for the cord (Figure 3). If a desk type of mounting is selected, the cardboard will be folded in half and a triangular flap of paper will be pasted on at the back (Figure 4).
This little booklet (Figure 5) may have a number of uses. If the pages are cut from wax paper, it may be used to carry stamps. If a smooth, ruled paper is used, it will serve as an address book or telephone number list. If it is made a little larger, it will be useful for memorandums.
The cover may be made of cardboard, colored paper, cloth, or any material that can be stitched. If it is made of a flexible material, this material should be pasted to a cardboard backing so that it will be rigid. When a cloth cover is used, the cloth may be stitched to the cardboard with an overcast or blanket stitch (Figure 5). The design on the cover may be painted, drawn with crayon, or cut out and pasted on.
When the cover is completed, it is laid flat on a table, design side down. The pages (not too many of them, or the booklet will be difficult to sew together) are cut slightly smaller than the total size of the front and back covers. They are then folded in half and laid one on top of the other with the folds matching (Figure 7). When the line of the fold is clearly visible, the grouped pages are laid flat on the cover and the pages and cover are stitched together. Care should be taken that each stitch passes directly through the center fold of each page and the cover. For added strength, the front and back pages may be pasted to the inside of the cover.
Any parent would be delighted to receive one of these from a child at camp. The pop-ups are made by cutting two pieces of heavy paper or white cardboard the desired size for the front and back of the card. The central figure may be drawn and cut out, cut from an illustration or from an enlarged photograph of the child who is making the card. If the paper used for the central figure is not stiff enough to stand alone, it should be pasted to a heavier paper backing. The figure is dressed in clothes cut from brightly colored construction paper, felt scraps or pieces of cloth, which are pasted on.
The pop-up is held in place by cutting an extra pair of legs a little longer than those on the figure and attaching them just back of the knees. Bend the lower part of this second pair of legs back and glue them on the end of one of the cover cards. Glue the feet to the end of the other card and bind both pieces together with gummed tape, leaving a small space between the cards (Figure 8). If both of the covers are decorated, the card will be more attractive and the gummed tape will be less noticeable.