Card stock in your choice of colors (2 pieces)
Crayons or Markers (and a pen)
Washi Tape (what else??)
11. You can add another piece of washi tape to the front and a piece to the back to extend the spine a bit more and make it smoother.
12. The final step is to let your child illustrate the front cover, write the title and sign his name.
Kid Time - anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 days if you don't set a time limit. Or maybe that's just my kid.
Parent Time - about 5-10 minutes. It depends on how detailed he insists his stories be.
Total - about 10-15 minutes per book. I think we did all four in about 40 minutes, drawings and writing included.
Appropriate Age Range - 4 yrs. on up. My 3 yr old would have very little patience for creating an entire story, even though she likes drawing. But this was perfect for bug who loves making up stories; his passion for which is second only to his passion for drawing. Of course, the older the child, the less help needed from mom, which is nice. I don't really trust my 4 yr old with a stapler yet - I have memories of stapling my middle finger to a paper bag around that age.
I just had to share this picture... obviously this is a drawing of bug and his Grandma playing in the backyard when all of a sudden a pirate comes and steals him away.
And if your son is anything like my son, he'll beg you to read them - all of them - every single night. We may need to make more of these.
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