One of my very favourite gifts when I was a kid was the board book my mom made me of all of the things my three-year-old self could do – swing, colour, kick soccer balls…so when my favourite three-year-old had a birthday recently, I decided that it was time to make him a “Rudi can…” book of his own.
I printed out photos, glued them onto coloured cardstock and in my very best printing wrote out descriptions under each picture. I then got the pages laminated (because if there’s one thing three-year-olds aren’t it’s easy on books!)
For the cover, I cut some chiyogami into triangles, added a ribbon and stamped out “Rudi is three” in the corner.
To bind it all together, I used some brown linen tape (my new favourite thing!) and Chicago screws to hold all of the pages together.
Listening to my favourite three-year-old read his very own book to himself has been one of the highlights of my year so far!!
writer, arts educator, book maker