Projects For Kids: Make A Book

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Does your child like to doodle, write poetry or make up stories? If so, have them make an actual book of their very own.

All you will need is:
Cardboard: two pieces of 6 1/4” x 9 1/4”, one piece of 1/2” x 9 1/4”
Fabric: 11” x 15 1/2”
Typing paper: 25 sheets
Special gift wrap paper for the inside cover (optional)
White glue
 Lay the fabric on a flat surface with the good side facing up. Place the cardboard pieces on the fabric and the small piece should be centered between the larger pieces. The small piece is the book’s spine. Leave a 1/8′ space between them. The spine and the other pieces of cardboard make it easy to turn the pages.
Place the glue on the back of the cardboard and place back on the fabric. Press down and wait for it to dry. Turn the fabric up over the cardboard edges and glue them down. Fold up the corners and glue them down and let dry.
 Fold the 25 pieces of paper in half. Only fold 5 pieces at a time. Stitch them all together with the needle and thread on the crease. Glue the stitched spine of the pages to the spine of your book and let dry by placing a heavy weight on them. You can use a telephone book.
 Cover the inside of the book with special gift wrap paper for decoration. Cut two pieces in 8” x 11” and glue to the front and back of your book inside part and allow to dry. When it’s dry your book is done and you can begin writing.

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