Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kids Craft : Book of Love

Today is "Thankful Thursday" (formally "Family Friday") 

 The assignment is to make a love story with your kiddos!!! With Valentines being earlier this week... we took to this project early. It's pretty simple but does take some parent support.

For this project you'll need:
Red card stock
white paper (or card stock)
scissors or a Cricut
needle and tread or yarn

Step 1: Cut out two red paper hearts for the front and back cover of the book. I used my Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook to cut two (for each book) at 4 1/4".

Step 2: Cut out white hearts for the pages (I cut out 8 for each love book). These hearts measure 4".

Step 3: fold all the hearts in half and poke or punch holes down the center fold line. I used a paper piercer to poke a hole every 1/2".

Step 4: Stack up the book (covers on top and bottom) sew the books together.  I went down one side and back up the other to make sure my books would be strong.

Step 5: Have your kids decorate the covers. My kids made it a two sided book.  When holding the heart the right hand side became your book... flip the book over and you have a second book to fill.

My kids chose to make it a love book about their dad on one side and me on the other. They turned out so cute!! They wrote in reasons they love Daddy!! Some pages got pictures too! :)

They both wanted my gel pen stitches on the covers.  We used glitter hearts we bought at the Dollar Tree (they are called table scatter) and attached some hearts with pop dots and some with Scotch Quick Dry Glue.

My 6 year old's book of love

My 6 year old's book pages

My 8 year old's book cover

My 8 year old's page

Don't forget to craft with your kiddo today!

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1 comment:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so sweet!! What a great piece of art to treasure!