How to make a creative book for kids on your own

by lobobrandon

If you want to know how to make a creative book for kids on your own, there are plenty of things that you could do. The best would be to include them in the process...

How to make a book for kids on your own? – the answer is simple yet depends on whether you’re planning on making one for them or working together with them to create one.

By on your own, I mean without the help of a publisher or paying people to do it for you. For now let’s just stick to the idea of making a book for kids wherein both parents/teachers as well as the kids are involved.

Don’t you just love it when you see your hard work pays off? Similarly, kids will be excited when they see that they’re own books look amazing! Even the craziest ideas could turn into fun programs. One of the major plus points of making a book for kids is that they’re going to cherish it for the rest of their lives especially if they’ve had a hand in it.

Make a Book for kids from scratch

Making a book for kids requires a few materials – the perfect ingredients to happiness which include:

A story or may be not – Your child would have something in mind, something that they love dictating to you about day in and day out. Make a book for kids using the same story they love. If they don’t have a story in mind you could let them write down the many joys of their last holiday. Writing about previous holidays is very common and it stores fond memories for years to come. Moreover, you would also have a lot of pictures that you could use.

Paper – You could either use paper or card sheet to write your story or draw childish yet amazing pictures. Kids don’t fancy neat pictures as adults; instead, they love their pictures to look messy, yet enjoyable. So let their creative mind roam free. If your kids are writing about holidays they could always draw them or you could even use pictures already taken.

A hard cover material – You could either wrap up an old cardboard piece with card-sheet or any other form of thick paper available at home. Now that the hard cover is prepared, let your children think of a creative title – you could help them out with the title. Once done, let them decorate the outer cover as per their wish.

Now comes the best part, the actual content – When you make a book for kids with their help there are going to be more pages of drawings/pictures rather than content. Therefore, don’t be surprised when each picture just has two to three sentences as a description. Let the kids come up with the wordings for the story line (they already have one in mind as they’ve drawn pictures representing them). If your book is about the holidays they’ll have lots to write about right from the minute you left home to the second you returned.

What kind of book would you prefer?

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One made completely by the kids - with a bit of help
katiem2 on 08/23/2012

I love watching the budding creative genius of young minds. Both my kids have developed very strong artistic skills and ways of creative thinking which is helpful for all kids.

Creative Books for kids by kids

Children Busy drawing for their reading corner and also a complete scrap book made by a kid
Scrapbook Pages
Scrapbook Pages
Kids making their own little reading corner
Kids making their own little reading ...

Making a creative book for children? It's up to you to decide!

Now that you have made a book for kids are you happy with the way it looks or is it a bit shabby? I personally would say keep it the way it is as the work in its original form will be cherished by your child and not a printed form. However, if at all you want to get it printed like a real hard cover book you could always go ahead and do so. There are plenty of online sites that give you this opportunity to scan the pictures and type in the content or you could even get a publisher near your home that you know of – the decision is yours.

But, I’d like to add a statement once again. The main aim of this exercise was to create something fun, something created by your own child with their bare hands, something lovable, something they would remember you by and most importantly something they would cherish their entire life. So, you would need to decide if you would want to make a book for kids by kids or by a machine.

Once Completed what would you do?

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Keep it the way it is - My kids made it with their own hands!
Sheri_Oz on 08/26/2012

I have one that my eldest daughter made when she was 9. It is priceless.

katiem2 on 08/25/2012

Keep it as a keepsake treasure for my kids to one day share with their own. Great concept. Would make a great gift for any occasion. The possibilities are endless.

You'd only see Joy and Excitement once the kids book is completed

Happy Kids
Happy Kids
Updated: 02/10/2013, lobobrandon
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lobobrandon on 08/26/2012

That's nice :) Finally a real life example, so I did think right when writing this. Thanks Sheri

Sheri_Oz on 08/26/2012

No matter how often I move, I take with me my daughters' drawings and writings. Nothing can compare with the joy in going through these wonderful keepsakes from their childhood - and I wait to see how their own children will relate when the time comes to share it with them.

katiem2 on 08/25/2012

Good point plus what a great keepsake treasure. :)K

lobobrandon on 08/23/2012

So true, everyone's got it in them - they just need a chance to excel in what they love. Without getting an opportunity, they'd never know what they're good at.

katiem2 on 08/23/2012

I love the idea of providing children with the materials to create their own book. What a powerful tool to empower them to follow and develop their inner creative instincts and talents, something I feel we all have. :)K

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