I had Pete and the girls pick up extra paint samples at the paint store a few weeks back. They have free donuts there at the paint shop, so it's quite popular with our family.
I made 3 of these super simple books after reading about a similar project in this stellar book I highly recommend, How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum, by Keri Smith. Just having some of the ideas in my head while running around with the kids is wonderful. I see the projects as loose ideas, 'cause the best ideas come after the girls get involved and then change it all up.
So, The idea here was to glue in the paint chips and find items outside that matched, and glue/tape/adhere them in too. But Delia did her own thing with a hole punch, and Sadie was interested in re-writing the color names on the paint chips—which lead to a lengthy vocabulary discussion about what all these words meant and how they were used to describe colors and why—like Windmill Wings and Blue Lapis.
Digression—Who has to come up with all these color names? And how do they not run out of ideas? Mine would get so surreal/dumb after awhile, like Muddy Stick and Volcano Sunset. I got really into reading all the color names and tried to figure out which ones were made up when that person was obviously burnt out. I realized next time I want to start a prog-rock band I know where to look for both my band name and the name of my concept album. I'm leaning towards Emerald Isle recording the album White Heaven. There will be strings, of course.
An envelope was glued in the back for extra paint chip storage. Very pleasing.