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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn to Craft a Pop-Out Book

Redwood City, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kit

90 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 15 people
Private groups available for up to 12.

What you'll do

In this online experience, you'll learn how easy it is to make a book with things you have around the house. Once you make one, you'll want to make loads more!

To get started, we’ll introduce ourselves and check to make sure you have everything you need to make your pop out book. Then I'll show you how to create each component of your book.

First, you'll make pages by tracing around a jar lid (or by using a compass, if you have one) and then cutting them out with scissors. I'll teach you how to fold each page so it opens like a flower.

Then you'll learn how to cut the front and back covers of your book. Your covers can be made from cereal box cardboard, the back of a pad of paper, or mat board (if you have it). I'll demonstrate how to cover the covers with paper so it looks creative and "polished.”

For the final step, I will show you how to glue the pages together and install the covers. Voila! A fantastic and unusually shaped little book!
Other things to note
It's best to have an open work space, say 2' by 2' in which to work freely.
In this online experience, you'll learn how easy it is to make a book with things you have around the house. Once you make one, you'll want to make loads more!

To get started, we’ll introduce ourselves and check to make sure you have everything you need to make your pop out book. Then I'll show you how to create each component of your book.

First, you'll make pages by tracing around a jar lid (or by using a compass, if you h…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Kit can host private groups of any size, up to 12 guests. Private group rates start at £132.

What to bring

  • 3 sheets of approximately 8 1/2' x 11', double-sided paper, like a map, atlas pages, musical score, magazine pages, book pages
  • A jar lid, at least 3 1/2" in diameter up to 6" maximum, or a compass, glass or a circle cutter
  • Pencil, scissors, nail file/emory board
  • Small paint brush, water container and a rag
  • Liquid glue, such as Elmers, Modge Podge or PVA

Meet your host, Kit

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 120 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’ve been teaching art and bookmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years to people of all skill levels. Students have said I’m "creative, fun and well-organized."
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 120 reviews.

Susan
March 2021
Fun and quick little book. Kit was very personable and it was good remote learning experience. She kept us all engaged and did a really good job explaining everything.
Denise
January 2021
Kit is an organized, clear teacher who works well with different pacing within a group. She is friendly and created a nice atmosphere for the group, and did a great job balancing talking and being quiet while we worked. I will definitely seek out more classes.
Kit is an organized, clear teacher who works well with different pacing within a group. She is friendly and created a nice atmosphere for the group, and did a great job balancing…
Jonah
January 2021
This class was a lot of fun, I learned a lot, and I had a book to show for my efforts at the end. It was brisk, but not rushed, a perfect pace. Thank you, Kit.
Tessa
January 2021
I really enjoyed the experience of Kit’s little bookmaking class. She was friendly and patient and gave clear instructions. Well worth checking out this and her other offerings as well. Tessa
Kirsty
January 2021
What an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half, learn something new and have fun! I really enjoyed the workshop with Kit - she broke all the steps down into manageable pieces and gave plenty of time, making sure everyone had grasped what they were suposed to be doing. I came away with a lovely wee book and the knowledge of how to make more - in fact I made another one the next day as a gift. I'll be signing up for more of Kit's workshops in the future - they are excellent value for money, and most of all - fun!
What an enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half, learn something new and have fun! I really enjoyed the workshop with Kit - she broke all the steps down into manageable pieces an…
Shelley
January 2021
I really enjoyed this experience with Kit, she was knowledgeable, easy to understand, and made the project fun to complete. All steps were clear and easy to follow. I'd definitely recommend a class with Kit.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.