Book lovers, that's what we are. True blue book lovers.
I had a dream when I was younger and it happened after I saw the movie "My fair lady" with Audrey Hepburn. If you are a true blue book lover you would have guessed right about now which scene I am thinking about that makes me sigh and dream... The one where she is in the huge floor to ceiling library that involves a book ladder and she is swinging around searching for books. That library was dreamy!
There are enough books in our house on all different subjects and in all kinds of sizes. Need to know anything about something? We probably have it. And you know books are a priority when you comfortably can guide costumers through Barnes and Noble even though you don't work there and no one has asked for your help ... you just volunteer. But anyways, I digress.
My kid came up to me the other day needing to make her American Girl doll some books to read. She wanted her dolls to have a collection of their own favorite books just like the one she has. I can't begin to tell you the giant smile on my face that I gave her. To know that something like that is so important to her, like it is to me and to want to share it with her dolls was really awesome. So we came up with this idea of making mini books. If you'd like to do the same here is a quickie easy project to do with your kid... share the love of reading!!!
1. First pick a title of the book you'd like to make. We chose here Harry Potter. Search for it on google images.
2.This is what the search gave us. Pick the image you like.
3. We chose this one. We have a MAC... so all you have to do is drag it off the Net onto your desktop.
4.Dragging it onto the desktop.
5.It comes in as a JPG.
6.Double click on it. And click print.
7. Scale it down before you print. We scaled this one to 25%
8.Here is the image printed.
9.Cut around it leaving white space for the back of the book.
10.Fold over so you have a rectangle folded in half. Half of it is the image. Looks like a book cover.
11.Trim off the excess paper.
12.Cut more paper for the inside in the same size.
13.Put all the sheets together like a layered sandwich. Staple together.
14. Taddah!!! Some of our favorite books!
Now the extra fun part is having your kid fill in the words inside and adding pictures too!!! Fun project for little hands!!