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Ever wondered how books are made? Before the invention of electricity and printing machines, books were handmade. Each book was unique and one of a kind. The text inside was handwritten too. This activity will introduce you to the craft of bookmaking.

You will make your own book using things you have at home! You get to decide how big or small it is, choose the book covers and paper colour. It is all up to you!

To Make Your Own Book you will need: 

  • Paper
  • Postcards, or Card 
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticky Tape 
  • Washi Tape, Fabric, or pens to decorate 
  • Optional: Needle and Thread (used under adult supervision). 

Make Your Own Book Instructions (pdf)