Make your own book
What You Need:
- a stick
- thin cardboard (e.g., recycled cereal boxes)
- art and writing supplies (e.g., scissors, paint, crayons, markers, pencils)
- photographs or magazines
- hole puncher
- rubber band
What To Do:
- Take your child on a stick hunt! Choose a stick to use as the spine of the book.
- Cut recycled boxes into same-sized pieces for the cover and pages of the book.
- Allow your child to decorate the cover using paint or other craft materials.
- Cut out photographs or pictures from magazines and glue them to the pages of the book.
- Write words to the story or let your toddler dictate the words to the story.
- Punch holes along the left side (1 inch from the top and bottom of each page).
- From the back of the book, pull the ends of a thick rubber band through the holes.
- Place the stick over the holes and loop the end of the rubber bands around each end of the stick to tie the book together.
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