Construct Simple Handmade Books
Give your amateur author or artist a place to record her thoughts, stories, and sketches. Compiling her ingenuity in one place will give her a chance to look back on her original work, and she'll be doubly proud of her creations when they come packaged in a beautiful book that she's handcrafted and decorated herself. Constructed in any size, this book can be customized to fit her imagination!
Note: This activity uses standard paper to make a book that is 8 1/2" x 11", but it can be adjusted to be any size she wants.
What You Need:
- Piece of cardboard, approx 10 x 19”
- X-acto knife or box cutter
- Metal ruler
- 3 round-head paper fasteners or a hole punch and some string
- Several sheets of her favorite kind of writing paper or drawing paper