The children have been drawing a lot lately and making up little stories to go along with their illustrations. I remember making mini books a few years ago and thought they might enjoy making their own. It is a great project to do during quiet time and doesn’t require many supplies. For the book you will need:
- One sheet of paper
- Crayons, pencil, markers
The first thing you will need to do is fold your sheet of paper in half lengthwise. You can use any type of paper: construction paper, newsprint, or typing paper. I wouldn’t recommend cardstock as it would be too hard to fold.
Once you have the paper folded in half, fold it in half again from left to right. Look at the picture below for help.
You will need to fold the paper in half one more time after this. Your book is almost done!
When all the folds are completed, your book should look like this:
You will need to cut the edges of the book so you will have individual pages.
To complete the book, staple twice at the spine.
Now the book is ready for your budding Picasso or Dr. Seuss.
You could make up a bunch of these little books at one time. They would be great for a party or tucked away for a rainy day.My kids and I have made several already!