Frugal Toys: Free Baby Board Books

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Nerd Baby... by Cassey, on Flickr

Make your own - personalized - board books with bristol (poster) board and clear self-stick vinyl contact paper (Mac-Tac).

Cut a strip of bristol (poster) board - 5 1/4" (13.5 cm) x 26"(66 cm).

Fold accordion-style into 5 squares (5 1/4" x 5 1/4") to make pages.

If desired, you can round off the corners on each page.

Gather ten photographs of your family, bright pictures from magazines, or use your imagination!

Trim to fit and paste one picture on each page, using both sides of your book.

Cover both sides with clear self-stick vinyl contact paper, and trim off the excess. Your baby will love it!

Image: Accordion book, by Brooke Williams on Flickr
You can make several board books out of just one sheet of Bristol (poster) board and a roll of Mac-Tac.

Which is good, because these little books are addicting!

You will get lots of ideas for new books to make!

Thanks to Sandy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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