How to Make Your Own Photo Board Book

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How to Make Your Own Photo Board Book
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Children love books, and board books are perfect for young children to hold onto and look at because they are nearly indestructible. Making your own board book is a good way to teach children. Make board books showing different colours, shapes or the alphabet using your family pictures. The options are nearly limitless when you make your own photo board book.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Board book
  • Rubber cement or Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Scrapbook accessories
  • Photos

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  1. 1

    Purchase old board books at garage sales, consignment shops or thrift stores.

  2. 2

    Cover the front and back cover of the old book with rubber cement or Mod Podge.

  3. 3

    Lay a piece of scrapbook paper or wrapping paper face down on the table.

  4. 4

    Place the book glue side down on the paper, smoothing the paper to remove any air or glue bubbles.

  5. 5

    Repeat these steps with every page. You can use matching paper or mix it up on every page.

  6. 6

    Once the pages are dry, cut the paper close to the edges of the board book.

  7. 7

    Sand the edges, moving it in the same direction with each swipe. This will allow the book to have smooth neat edges and make it look a little distressed.

  8. 8

    Use glue, paper, stickers, photos and other scrapbook tools to write and decorate your board book.

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