How to Make a Passport for Kids

Curiosity about new cultures and different people around the world starts at a young age. Nurture your kids' desire to learn by making passports with them. Teachers use kids' passports for classroom geography and world history courses. Make your kids passports at home to prepare them for real travel and get them used to having an ID with them. Kids' passport patterns are available on some teaching websites, but making your own pattern is just as convenient.

Fold a piece of A4 paper in half from top to bottom and cut it apart with scissors along the fold.

Fold the two separate pieces in half again, from left to right.

Staple the centre fold of the two pieces together, giving yourself a passport book with 6 inside pages, plus the back and the front of the book.

Draw a flag, country or picture of the child on the front of the passport to identify him.

Open the passport "book" and enter the child's name, date of birth and country of citizenship with permanent marker on the first left page.

Take a photo of the child and cut out her face into a square, passport-sized photo.

Glue the photo onto the left page, where all of his personal details are.

Divide the other interior pages into four or six sections with a marker or pen. These will allow spaces for different "country stamps" or identification tags.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 piece A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Markers
  • Pen
  • 1 Photo
  • Glue
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About the Author

Emily Manthei holds a masters degree from the University of Edinburgh and has written for publications as diverse as the "Oxford Journal of Theological Studies," "Emanuel Levy Film Reviews," "USA Today" and "Northern Express Magazine." She also writes screenplays for short and feature films.