Christmas Crafts for Kids


St. Nick Storybook
The more even the pages are, the nicer your book will look!
The more even the pages are, the nicer your book will look!

For Christmas, make your very own St. Nick Storybook. You can even write about friends and family in your story about St. Nick!

What You'll Need:

Construction paper

Pencil

Ruler

Scissors

Stapler

Thin cardboard

Colored tape

Markers

To make a homemade book, measure and cut 6 to 10 pieces of light-colored construction paper into 8x6-inch rectangles. Fold the sheets in half.

Staple the sheets together in the fold. Cut out 2 pieces of cardboard, 4x3 inches each, for the front and back covers. Use a strip of colored tape for the spine of the book.

Make sure all staples are securely in place.
Make sure all staples are securely in place.

Place the tape sticky side up, and press the cardboard covers down on it, leaving a gap for the pages of the book. Then open the stapled pages flat on top of the covers, and press them onto the tape. Add another thin strip of tape down the center fold of the pages, and press the tape around to the spine to fasten the pages.

Congratulations! You're finished making your special storybook.
Congratulations! You're finished making your special storybook.

You are ready to write the story of St. Nick! Use real places and people in the words and illustrations. Decorate the cover, and make up a title for your story. Read it at a holiday party, and watch the happy faces of the audience as they find out they are characters in a book!

Learn how to make a festive tree decoration in our next project.

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