Materials Found At Your H-E-B
A piece of blank paper, standard 8 1/2" x 11" size
Markers or crayons
How To Make It
1. Fold paper in half three times, smoothing the creases flat with the final fold.
2. Open the paper back to the first fold.
3. Following the crease (the dotted lines in the illustration below), cut from fold to junction of creases.
4. Open, then refold so your cut now runs along the folded edge.
5. Pushing the short sides toward each other, the center cut will pooch out and your book will start to fold itself.
6. Push it all together into the final book form.
7. Have your kids draw on each page of the book, one picture for every reason they love Mom.
- Keep in mind that the thicker the paper you use, the harder it will be for you or your child to fold. Printer paper may work better than construction paper for this reason.
- To inspire ideas for your child's drawings, talk to them about all the reasons they love Mom. What is your favorite thing to do together? Is she a great cook? Does she tell the best bedtime stories? Help your kids write a title on the front of the book, and have them sign the back of the last page.
- An adult should do the cutting for this project, but safety scissors are a good idea if your child wants to help.