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
- Two 9-inch squares heavy cardboard
- Metal ruler
- Clear plastic tape
- Wrapping paper
- Craft glue
- Hole punch
- 2 clothespins
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.
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