Picture of Children's Board Book
A simple board book made with common materials. It's reasonably durable and, even if it gets torn to pieces, it's easy to make a replacement.

  • 1/16"-thick pressed cardboard (Elmers or Bienfang illustration board) - 1 per leaf
  • Full-sheet adhesive labels (Avery or similar) - 1 per leaf
  • Card stock - 2 small strips

Step 1: Cut boards

Picture of Cut boards
Cut 5"x5" boards from pressed cardboard. I used Bienfang illustration board but any pressed (not corrugated) cardboard that's about 1/16" thick will do. You'll need enough for the interior pages, plus the front and back cover. Round two of the corners.
pab596 years ago
You just gave me an idea... what about recycling old board books? I have two big bags of them my daughter has outgrown... I was thinking glueing on my own pictures onto the pages and glueing on a cover for the book. Think that would work?
jaydeechick7 years ago
i'm thinking along the lines of Jodi09. Probably going to make a book with pics of my kids, to give to great grandma for her upcoming birthday. cheers, great instructale. thanks, Jaydee
Jodi097 years ago
It's like always - Now Why Didn't I think of That. As a Scrapper and Off The Pager - this is going to be a very handy set of instructions - and none of those darn metal rings to be seen - or ribbon to hold it together - WooHoo
darkmuskrat7 years ago
nice indeed, i remember having one of these :P
Nice job! I that that teddy bear, it is very cute. Great job. +1 rating.