Book covers are a great craft for back to school activities with kids. Book covers are an essential part of going back to school, so why not create personalized books covers with your kids? This article will provide you with the necessary instructions and list of supplies needed to make back to school book cover crafts with your kids.
Cards are fun and interesting to kids. Cards come in a variety of styles that kids like. Playing cards, baseball cards, and movie themed cards can be used to make awesome book covers for back to school. You can also use greeting cards for this craft project if you like. For this craft you will need cards, scissors, glue, butcher paper, clear contact paper and tape.
Start by wrapping your book with the butcher paper. Use the tape to secure it in place. Then help kids place the cards on the butcher paper in a pleasing order. Glue the cards in place. Cover the book cover with the contact paper to keep the covers safe, and this back to school craft will last your kids throughout the year.
Another fun way to create a book cover for back to school uses yarn and newspaper. For this craft you will also need glue, scissors, tape and contact paper. Help kids wrap the book with the newspaper. Use the tape to secure the cover in place.
Then cover the newspaper with the yarn. There are a few ways to do this. Kids can start by outlining the edge of the front of the book cover. You can also help kids glue pieces of yarn going all in one direction. You can cut the yarn into several small pieces and help kids make fun designs on the newspaper. When the glue has dried cover the entire cover with the contact paper to ad strength and durability to this back to school craft.
Tie Dye is always fun for kids. This back to school craft will help you create awesome tie bye book covers with kids. For this craft you will need paper towels, butcher paper, tape, scissors, watercolor paints, water, a paintbrush, glue and contact paper. Start by covering the book with the paper. Tape the sides to secure the cover in place.
Then completely wet a couple of paper towels. Lightly press the excess water out of the paper towel. Then help kids add watercolor paint to the paper. The water will allow the colors to spread. Fold the paper a few times and gently squeeze it. Unfold the paper and allow it to dry. Glue the paper towels to the book cover until it is completely covered. When the glue has dried cover the tie dye paper with the contact paper.
Book covers are useful because they keep your text books looking like new. Many schools require that you use book covers on your textbooks to keep them in good condition. These book cover crafts are a great way to have back to school fun with your kids.