Make Your Own Alphabet Book Craft
Is someone in your family having a baby? Do you know a toddler celebrating
a birthday? This is a lovely craft to make and give as a gift. It's personal and educational too! Collect family photos, magazine photos and clip art and organize them alphabetically in a photo album. Then have fun looking at the book you've created with your special little one! This personalized book will have kids pointing out beloved relatives and all their favorite things. This homemade alphabet book will become a family keepsake.
What you need:
- Photo album with double sided sticky pages and at least 13 pages.
- Old magazines and catalogues
- clip art
Instructions follow below the video…
What you do:
- From magazines and catalogues, cut out each letter of the alphabet in
various sizes, colours and fonts. Be sure to include upper case and lower
case samples of each letter. Beginning on the first page peel back the clear
plastic cover of the page and afix each letter of the alphabet. Page number
one is for A, next page B, and so on until you are at Z. If your photo album
has more pages you might want to include counting pictures as well.
- Now start cutting out pictures from the magazines and catalogues. Get
at least 4-5 pictures of objects starting with each letter of the alphabet.
Don't forget you can include colours, numbers and shapes, red for the
R page, two for the T page, ovals for the O page, and so on. Let your
creativity take over.
- Go through some old photographs and cut out pictures of people related
to the child you are making the book for. Then put the pictures on the correct
page. Mommy's picture will go on the M page, Aunt Janice's picture will
go on the J page and so on.
- If you do have extra pages in the photo album, either remove them or turn
them into counting pages or colour pages.
- To finish, sign and date the inside cover of the book. You might like
to include a poem or dedication to the child for whom you made the book.