Making books for kids is so easy and so much fun. The books we’ve created are all about colors with fun pictures, poems, and activities.
For Christmas this year I have decided to go handmade for the majority of our children’s gifts.
One of the gifts the twins will be receiving is a set of handmade books. They are 2 years old and love the alphabet, counting, and colors. They also love to read flick through the pages of books and point to all of the things they know and ask about the things that they don’t.
Each of the pages I designed for the book was created on Scrapblog. I mostly used clipart on the computer to make these books, then printed each of the pages and glued them into cardboard books that I found at Oriental Trading – 7″ cardboard ‘Design Your Own Story Books’ for $9.99.
The pages and front and back covers were glued to the cardboard using Mod Podge. An extra layer of Mod Podge was brushed over the front and back covers to protect them.
Craft tip: When gluing the pages inside the book leave about 2mm from the center, otherwise when the book opens and closes the inside section may begin to peel up. Once the glue is dry, use a fine sheet of sandpaper and rub gently down the center divide of each page. This will make the print-out pages blend in with the cardboard so it looks like you’ve printed directly onto the cardboard and not glued pages down. Close the book and very gently rub the sandpaper over the ends of the pages too so that if you have cut your pages by hand (like me) you don’t see the scissor marks or uneven edges.
More homemade book ideas for kids
Are you looking for more fun homemade book ideas for kids? Take a look at these: