All you need to make a gift bag book is:
- a gift bag
- clear packing tape
- 2 sheets of white card stock
- binding combs
- and a binding machine
Next, I cut the gift back up the middle of the bottom and the two sides.
Next, I laid the two sides flat with the flaps folded in. I glued a sheet of white cardstock over the flaps and secured them on all sides with clear packing tape. This gives the cover extra strength and makes the inside of each cover look neat and clean.
If you are using student created pages, you will need to cut the pages to fit BEFORE you give them to the kiddos to write in. Be sure to have them leave some room on the left side of the page for binding!
So there you go! Easy peasy!
These are some other class books I made. I don't write on the covers, but you could easily do that. I love the cow for writing about farm animals, or to go along with the book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type. I thought the ambulance would be good for learning about community helpers or taking care of our bodies.
I haven't made anything with these bags yet, but wouldn't they make adorable class books about pirates and trucks?
This gift bag would make a great gift bag book when comparing a book to a movie. When I made this book, I had to cut the interior pages into circles. A bit more prep, but what fun!
This is a set of gift bags I picked up at the local dollar store. The small ones came in sets of three for a dollar and the medium bags were two for a dollar. You can't beat that. The kiddos LOVE the smaller bags and I thought they would be adorable for making Christmas ABC books or Christmas counting books for the littles. When I make the mini books, I let to have each child make their own book.
Until next time, remember to always.... Keep 'em Thinking!