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5 Fun Activities to Earn the Cadette Book Artist Badge


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Are you a Cadette Girl Scout looking to earn your Book Artist badge? If so, you're in for a treat! 

Below you will find five exciting activities that will help you be creative and develop the skills needed to earn this badge. Whether you're a book lover, an aspiring artist, or simply looking to try something new, these activities are designed to help you plan with ease. 

Cadette Book Artist Badge Activity Booklet

Dive into the art of bookbinding with this activity booklet designed for Cadette Book Artist badges! Learn more about book diversity, deconstruct old books, learn bookbinding techniques, and create your own masterpieces.

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Rubberband Binding

Learn how to create a simple and effective rubber band binding for your handmade books with this step-by-step video tutorial.

Making Books with Kids Book

This book provides easy-to-understand instructions, broken down into step-by-step sequences. Each step is vividly illustrated with full-color photographs and clear drawings, making it simple to follow along.

Girl Scout Cookie Journals

Turn cookie boxes into adorable Girl Scout Cookie Journals! This is a perfect for part of the Cadette Book Artist Badge.

This craft comes from Cynde's place blog. 

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Journal Prompts

Begin incorporating journal prompts into the new books created by girls as they learn and explore the art of bookmaking while earning the Cadette Book Artist badge.

This activity comes from the Parents' blog. 

Learn About Book Anatomy

  • Spine : The outer part of a book that covers the binding.
  • Endpaper : Double leaves bound into the front and rear of a book after printing.
  • Gilt Edge : Decorative application of gold or gold coloring on a book's edge.
  • Folio : Method of binding where a single printed sheet is folded once.
  • Board : Thick cardboard under the cover material of a book.
  • Deckle Edge : Uneven edge of paper used for decorative purposes.
  • Flap : Part of a book cover or jacket that folds inside from front to back.
  • Hinge : Part of a book closest to the spine that allows it to open and close.
  • Jacket : Protective wrapper around a book's binding.
  • Perfect Binding : Binding where pages are glued rather than sewn.
  • Signature : Folded sheet that makes up part of a book.
  • Coptic Binding : Early form of bookbinding with stitched pages.
  • Saddle Stitch : Binding where folded sheets are stapled on the fold line.
  • Case Cover : Binding where boards are wrapped with material for durability.

The Cadette Book Artist badge encourages exploration. Don't be afraid to experiment with different techniques, materials, and themes! Let your creativity flow and have fun in the process.

Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!