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Here's the Perfect Craft Project for Book Lovers

Is it a box? Is it a book? Is it a craft? It’s all three!

Camp + Project Kid by Amanda Kingloff · 2 months ago

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Surprise — it’s a box with a book inside! Turn a ho-hum gift box from your gift-wrap stash into an art book keepsake. Get creative with your page-turning masterpiece — comic books, counting books, and photo albums are all fair game!

What You'll Need

1

2-Piece Gift Box

1

Paper Roll

1

Glue Stick

Felt Fabric

1

Tacky Glue

Letter Stamps

Ooly Kaleidoscope Multi-Colored Pencils - Set of 10

$14.99
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Crayola Classic Colors Fine Line Markers

Eco-Dough 20-Pack Crayons

$15.99
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How to Make it

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1. Cut a long strip of paper the same height as the inside height of the box. Accordion-fold the paper so that each “page” matches the width of the box.

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2. Cut a piece of felt that matches the height of the box and is about one to two inches wider than the depth of the box.

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3. Glue the felt to the top of the box, and wrap it around to glue to the back — but not too tight! Leave a little slack in the fabric so it curves out a bit around the “spine” of your book box.

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4. Give your book a title! If you have small letter stamps and an inkpad, use them for the title. You can also write the title on the front with a marker or colored pencil. 

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5. Use stamps, drawing utensils, or collaged paper to create your pages. These books can be scrapbooks, comic books, or story books.

Be sure to start your book on the second side of your first folded page. (You'll see why in the next step...)

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6. Use the glue stick to adhere the first page to the bottom of the box.

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