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Custom Book for Girls

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Note about printing custom mini-books.
This is the first custom mini-book on the site!  It allows you to fill in name, age and quite a few other things to give the book a personal touch.  Kaitlyn (my 5 year old) got a kick out of the one Tasha (my 8 year old) created for her. 

There are three 'girl images' (light, medium and dark skin tones) and different images for where people might live (house, apartment or farm).  Hopefully I've provided enough variety to make the books work for everyone!

 
The words in the book aren't as simple or repetitive as some of the other mini books on the site, but it's fun for preschool/kindergarten children to try to pick out the words they know (like their name!) and for Grade 1 and 2 children to read on their own.

Materials:

Directions:

ASSEMBLE YOUR BOOK:
  
  • If you imagine a 'real' book for a second, you know that each page has printing on the front and the back.  We're going to fold the pages to make it like a real book.
     
    • Fold each page along the center dotted line so the images are on the OUTSIDE and the blank sides of the paper are on the inside (imagine you're making a greeting card).
       
    • You can use a glue stick, if you like, to glue the pages together (we find this makes it easier for page turning later on)
       
  • Stack the pages, so the odd numbers are on top and the folded edges are lined up.
     
  • Put three or four staples along the edge to hold the book together.
  • Trim with scissors or paper cutter if needed.
     
  • Trim again, if needed.
     
  • Flip through the book once, carefully folding the pages to make the book easier for the children to read.
     

PRINTING THE TEMPLATES

  • Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
     
  • Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
     
  • There'll be less trimming to do if you also turn off the headers and footers.
     
 

 

 


Fold with pictures out 
and glue (optional)


stack with odd 
numbers on top


staple


Trim

  

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Note about printing custom mini-books.

 


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