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.

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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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