Allie (my niece) turned 6 years old this past week. It took me a while to come up with an idea of what to get her, but finally came up with these cute homemade books that I learned how to make at a church activity. She is in kindergarten this year and loves to draw and write. It was fun to pick out paper that reflects her girly girl personality. I was a little worried about her reaction, but they were a hit. She really likes them.
These are great for children, but I think if you got the right paper, adults would love them to. You can get creative with these by adding all kinds of embellishments. I would suggest putting their name on it to make it personalized (especially for kids).
Here is how you can do it!
- decorative paper for the front and back cover
- computer paper for the inside of the book (or any kind of paper)
- embroidery thread, waxed cotton, or whatever you would like to do the "sewing" with
- pieces of cardboard (optional- to make the front and back cover less flimsy)
- Since I didn't take pictures of myself making the books, I'm going to direct you to this website instead. I figure this is easier than my explanation with only text. The figures definitely help!
- Feel free to ask me any questions if the instructions are confusing!