When I was a kid, heading back to school not only meant a new “back to school” outfit and spiffy new supplies-it also meant covering books.
Presumably to keep the text books new (but in reality to give us something to scribble on instead of the cover) each fall we’d pull out the brown paper bags from our local IGA-you know, the ones that actually had the book cover pattern printed on them–and wrap our texts up.
I’ve noticed in recent years that the stores actually sell stretchy fabric book covers. Where is the fun in that? How can you tell who is in love with who if kids can’t scribble initials and hearts on the covers of their books?
This month when Walmart issued the Walmart Moms their Back to School DIY challenge, I knew mine had to be book covers!
This project is easy, fun and frugal-a winner in all ways
Start with your all purpose brown Kraft Paper or mailing paper. Pull out your markers, crayons, paint pens, stamps, ink, and whatever else you have on hand and go to town! For the sake of demonstration a selection of my favorite cookbooks became my “text” books.
You can go with a theme decoration such as a passage from “The Little Prince” in french (“Le Petite Prince”) for a french book:
You can skip the theme and go free form and do an artistic doodle effect or a simple rainbow.
Then again, you could just let your kids go wild-like I did with Buddy:
What? After all my beautiful ideas you say you don’t know how to make a book cover? No worries-its easy!
There you have it. Easy Peasy!