Making Books with Kids review

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I had the pleasure of reviewing this book: Making Books with Kids (*affiliate link*), recently.

My youngest (who is 10) and I picked out a few types of books to make, and played around with them.

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The instructions are written clearly, and the books are easy enough for my daughter to make on her own. There are even pages to cut out to make pop-up books, which she can’t wait to try.

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I was interested in doing a stitched binding book (of course) and I chose to use all recycled materials, which was a creative choice on my part.

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We have a special book of Fairy Tales that I rip up and use for crafts (like these and these), and thought they would make a great art book…or two.

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I folded each page in half with the folded crease facing the edge, so paints and markers would be less likely to bleed through to the back.

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My girl had so much fun painting and drawing on these. So did I.

For the covers, I used old paper bags we had.

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These books were quick and easy to whip up, and we only needed a few tools! A bone folder is helpful, scissors (or paper cutter), awl, needle and embroidery thread.

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We used a permanent marker and watercolors, but you really can embellish with anything, depending how thick your paper is.

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This book is one we have gladly added to our personal library as it will be sure to get lots of use! I love the verstility of these crafts and that it inspired us to sit down and create. Anything that does that is a big thumbs up in my book.

*I did recieve a free copy of this book to review, but as always all opinions are mine, mine, mine*

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