INSIDE: Create this cute DIY book craft for kids inspired by Maya Angelou’s literacy legacy and fill it with all the inspiring quotes from Maya Angelou. This is a great craft to do during Black History Month. This fun craft would also make a great addition to any all about me unit for toddlers and preschoolers!
Who Was Maya Angelou Rosetta Tharpe?
Check out this story about Maya Angelou’s life and legacy to literature.
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DIY Book Craft for Kids
Fold a piece of black construction paper lengthwise in half. Fold it in half again and cut along the second fold.
Repeat with the red and green construction paper.
Use a single hole punch to make three holes along the spine. Take a craft stick and measure to make sure that the holes will be the same length as the craft stick.
Take a piece of ribbon and cut it into three sections. Thread them through each hole and tie a loose knot.
Slide the craft stick through the ribbons on the outside of the book. Tighten all three ribbons and tie a bow, if desired.
Measure and cut out white pieces of paper to glue on to each right-sided page of the book. They should be slightly smaller than each page to reveal the construction paper border on all sides. Glue them down on each right-sided page of the book.
Title the book “MY BOOK OF QUOTES BY Maya Angelou”.
Write different quotes from Maya Angelou everyday and draw a picture to accompany the quote. See below from quote examples.
Maya Angelou Quotes for Kids
- Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
- Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
- When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
- All great achievements require time.
- There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
- Nothing will work unless you do.
- We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
- If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you could be.
Supplies for DIY Book Craft for Kids
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- Black, green and red construction paper
- Single hole punch
- Craft stick
- White paper
- Pen, markers or crayons
Age Suitability for DIY Book Craft for Kids
This activity is good for kids 6 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
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