Make A Book!

Looking for a fun craft to do on a whim?  Often times I've wished I could think of something fun for my five-year old to do while I made dinner or put in a load of laundry.  Make a book!  Easy and I bet you have all the materials right at home.

We took an 8 x 11.5 " piece of printer paper and folded it in half and in half again.  Cut on the seams so you have four equal squares.  At this point, you can punch holes to thread ribbon through them or just staple the corner for a flip book.  Add as many pieces of paper that your child wants or just keep it simple and use one piece.  

Get out the crayons, markers and/or colored pencils. If your child can write his/her letters than they can create their own story with your help.  Add some stickers or draw in the pictures.  That's it and you have a fantastic keepsake.  Have them make a story about a family member or whatever stickers you have on hand.  My son loved this activity so much, there has been so many times thereafter he has asked if we could make another book. His creativity blossoms when I give him time and the supplies to do these things on his own.

After your child is done, be sure to have him or her read the book to you!