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    Alphabet Book

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    Make learning the ABCs more fun with a
    personalized alphabet book filled with familiar
    faces and things.

    What You'll Need:

    • Images of people or things that correspond to every letter of the alphabet
    • Spray adhesive
    • Hole Punch
    • Two 8.5 x 11-inch pieces of lightweight cardboard
    • Scissors
    • Thin ribbon or yarn

    45 min
    time to complete
    Skill Level 2
    skill level

    How to Make it:

    step1
    Find your images
    Choose pictures of people, animals or items to
    represent each letter of the alphabet, and take
    pictures to fill in gaps.

    step1_alphabet_book

    step11(11)
    Create your pages
    Choose unique fonts and large typefaces (whether
    printed or scrapbooking stickers) to make the letters
    prominent on each photo page. You can start with
    an inner title page, then put A and B on the first
    spread of pages, and so on.

    step12(12)
    Print out and assemble the pages
    Print the pages double sided, or use spray adhesive
    to glue pages back-to-back. Work carefully to ensure
    that the letters are in the proper order.

    step18(18)
    Design the cover
    You’ll need to create two outer covers and two inner
    covers. The front outer cover should feature a title
    and artwork, while the back cover can be simpler; just
    make your design slightly off center to accommodate
    the binding. The outer covers need to be larger than
    the cardboard, and the inner covers smaller.

    step1(1)
    Build the cover
    Spray adhesive onto the outer covers. Carefully align
    the cardboard with your cover, leaving overlap. Cut a
    slit in the paper from the corner until you reach the
    cardboard. Pull each edge of the paper tightly
    around the cardboard, and fasten it to the inner
    edge. Next, spray adhesive on the inner covers, then
    place each inner cover on the cardboard, ensuring
    that no cardboard shows.

    step14(14)
    Bind the book

    Sandwich your pages between the two covers,
    making sure that the pages are aligned and facing
    the right way. Punch three holes through the cover
    and pages with your hole punch, then thread yarn or
    ribbon through each hole. Finish the binding by
    tying bows.

    Variation: Instead of creating your own binding, you can use wooden binding clips or print
    out the pages and place them in plastic sheet protectors in a three-ring binder.

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