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Book Crafts

Mom and Me Book

Any mom will treasure the Mom and Me Book.
Any mom will treasure the Mom and Me Book.

This paper craft book is sure to bring joy to any Mom. Dads and grandparents can help little ones make a surprise Mom and Me book for her birthday, Mother's Day, or any day you want to let Mom know she's loved and appreciated.

What You'll Need:

  • 25 small brown paper bags
  • Scissors
  • Two 9-inch squares heavy cardboard
  • Iron
  • Pencil
  • Metal ruler
  • Clear plastic tape
  • Wrapping paper
  • Craft glue
  • Hole punch
  • 2 clothespins
  • Ribbon
  • Markers

How to Make a Mom and Me Book:

Step 1: Along a seam, cut a side of a brown bag to the bottom. Cut the bottom off the bag. Repeat for all the bags.


Step 2: Unfold the bags. Trim the bags to the size of the cardboard (9-inch squares). Help kids iron the bags with a cool iron to make them lay flat.

Step 3: Draw a line 1 inch from an edge of each of the cardboard squares. Use the edge of the ruler to bend the cardboard along the line.

Step 4: Bend the cardboard back and forth, until it works like a paper hinge. Put a strip of plastic tape on each side of the cardboard covering the hinge. Glue wrapping paper on the cardboard.

Step 5: Punch holes in the 1-inch section of the covers; punch a hole 2 inches from the top of the book and another hole 2 inches from the bottom.

Punch holes in the paper bag pages to match the cover holes. Stack all the bags between the covers, and clamp them with the clothespins.

Step 6: Thread the ribbon from the inside to the outside of the cover. Tie the ribbon in a knot, and make a bow. Write a title on the front cover, and decorate it. Fill your book with thoughts and pictures of Mom.

Teaching little ones how to count? Learn how to create a fun One to Ten Book of numbers in the next section.

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