Sunday, September 5, 2010

Making Memories AND Books

CB received a just because card in the mail from her great grandparents. She was jumping up and down with excitement. She hugged it and said solemnly, "I don't ever want to get rid of this card. I want to keep it forever. I know, we should turn it into a book!"

Great idea! So we did.

BBD got a card too (a birthday card as a matter of fact), but it turns out that the 3 year old mischief-maker should not be left alone with materials you are planning to use in a project...who would have thunk it?! ... so his book is made out of a photo print that was meant for a different project that never made it into being.

How to:
* Trim paper to slightly smaller than your cover. {If you go the photo print route, you will also need to trim a piece of card stock for the back cover.}

* Illustrate and dictate {the kiddo tells you what to write or you can write down whatever they say about the picture as they make it-this helps develop the concept that print carries a message and what you have to say is a big deal cause you rock}.

The girl wanted a page from her brother and I included in her book. She is a team player like that.

* Place completed pages inside and staple along the side.

* Enjoy your creative musings.

"That's a good book!"

Daddy was impressed because we made these beauties in that pocket of time between dinner and bath time. We are cool like that.

They are great for bedtime reading.

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Kaysi said...

Looks like fun!

Ginger said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

what a fun project! Looks like the kids had a great time making them. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

RedTedArt said...

Aaah these are lovely! Looks like you had lots of fun making them and then also reading them. Perfect!!!

Storytime is so important and so special when it is your own creation!

Thank you so much for joining in at Kids Get Crafty!! :-)

Red Ted Art