Decorative Book Cover
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Decorative Book Cover

Keep your textbooks protected and fashionably personalized at the same time!
Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Elmer’s® Designer Masking Tape
  • Elmer’s® Colored Glue Sticks
  • Elmer’s® Painters Markers
  • Scissors
  • Paper Bag (Grocery Size)
  • Magazine Clippings
  • Foam Stickers (Optional)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Use Scissors to cut along one side of your paper bag to the bottom of the bag. Continue and cut all along the bottom of the bag leaving one long strip of paper bag to use for your cover. Discard bottom piece of bag.

Step 2 Wrap your book in the paper strip two times onto itself, and cut off any excess.

Step 3 Unwrap the book and place it in the middle of the paper bag paper. Making sure the blank side of your bag is on the outside, create folds along the top and bottom of your bag, the same height of the book you are covering.

Step 4 Slip the folded edge of one end of the book cover over the front cover. Slide down until it reaches the inside front cover gutter. Wrap around the whole book, and repeat with the back cover. (Cut off excess if it goes past the gutter of the inside back cover.) You should now have a fully covered book with a blank canvas to decorate with.

Step 5 Cut out magazine clippings of choice to decorate with. Create fun designs with Elmer’s® Colored Glue Sticks and adhere your magazine clippings on top and let dry.

Step 6 Continue to personalize and decorate with Elmer’s® Painters Markers and Decorative Masking Tape. Add additional foam stickers of choice.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Elmer's Products