Simple programs to share with other Boston Public Library locations that serve teenagers. This tumblr is maintained by Laura Koenig, Grove Hall teen librarian
Comic Book Wallet
Materials in the Box:
- comic books
- clear packing tape
- scrap paper examples
- finished wallet examples
Librarian Must Provide:
- additional clear packing tape as needed
- Using the example scrap paper or a ruler, cut out a scrap paper rectangle that is at least 7x6 inches.
- Choose a few comic book pages or panels—larger ones to make the main wallet and smaller pieces to make pockets or to use as decoration. Look at the example wallet to help you choose—some pieces will be mostly hidden in the final project.
- Glue the first large piece to your scrap paper with the good side facing out. Trim off any excess. Repeat on the other side of the scrap paper
- Cover the rectangle in packing tape on both sides, overlapping the tape. Fold the tape over all edges and make sure that no paper is left exposed.
- Fold the 6-inch side of the wallet up to make the bill pocket. The scrap paper examples show how it should be folded. Tape the short sides closed.
- To make pockets, cut small pieces of comic to the size you would like the pocket to be. Cover it in tape on both sides. Tape it to the wallet on three sides, leaving one edge free of tape to make the pocket’s opening.
- Fold the wallet in half. You may need to keep it under something heavy for a few days to keep the fold.
- For a good visual explanation of how to fold the wallets, take a look at this tutorial by Keri Smith. You can see pictures from one of the times we’ve made these wallets at Grove Hall here!
This box is at the Grove Hall branch - please check availability here and contact Laura and Akunna if you would like to borrow it!