Here is my inspiration. Aren't they cute!
These little play books were included with some toy Calico Critters that Lu got. She was just as smitten with the miniature books as she was with the Critters. The books were a piece of accordion folded paper and a sticker cover that held the book together. So simple!
While Lu was at school I made her a few to decorate when she got home. You could easily decorate and then assemble. It is up to you. I kept the books small but big enough for her to write a letter or draw a picture on each page.
Supplies: Paper, scissors or paper trimmer, and sticker paper (the above is Staple brand)
Optional supplies: Markers, Stickers, Glue (in case you don't have sticker paper) and ribbon (to create a tie)
Trim paper & fold.
An easy way to do this is to fold the strip in half and then fold one of the halves in half and so on. You want to make sure you end up with either end page facing out.
This book is 2" x 3"
Cut sticker paper to size of book and fold.
Option: lay a ribbon across sticker paper and then place book on sticker paper. Do one side at a time and make sure it is lined up. If you are not great at this, try making sticker paper bigger than pages and then trim once attached.
They are so easy to make! You can use pretty scrap booking paper if you want to get fancy.
I have a feeling Lu will be "writing" a ton of books for her dolls and stuffed animals in the near future. Good thing because I think we are going to get more snow here on the East Coast.
Awesome! I love it, all little kids like tiny treasures. Looks easy to do too.
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To Cute! so simple but a brilliant idea thanks for sharing :)
That is so awesome! If my daughter doesn't love this, I would love it!
These look cute. I hope you'll share some completed books. It's strange I've been thinking about making books with Rainbow all week.
This is awesome!! Very very cute!
Thanks for the inspiration: I know some little girls I teach will love to make and draw in these so I look forward to trying them out with them.
looks fun! we're on it!
How ridiculously simple! We are always making some type of book, and this is definitely something we'll be doing! Thanks for sharing!
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