DIY.org – more books arts patches!
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you know how much I love book arts-related badges/patches. It all started with a set of bookbinding merit badges I purchased nine (!) years ago. Since then, I’ve grown my collection to include scout badges from Ireland and New Zealand, along with other non-scout patches.
I recently discovered DIY.org, an online community where kids (16 years and younger) can learn new skills and earn patches for their efforts. If you consider yourself un-scouty, then this program might be right up your family’s alley. And it’s free!
Annnddddd…they’ve got a Bookbinder patch!
Here are a few of the 15 challenges one can complete to earn the patch:
- Fold a book from a single sheet
- Pamphlet stitch a booklet
- Bind a flag book
- Make a pop-up book
- Make an accordion book
And there’s a Printmaker patch too!
Here are some of the 12 challenges for that patch:
- Make a relief print
- Make a stamp
- Create a monoprint
- Use a letterpress
- Make an etching
Needless to say, these two patches are already on their way to me. I figure I’ve definitely earned them and, well, I just want them. Mine!
Many thanks to DIY.org for granting me permission to use the images of their patches.