Are you a teacher, parent, or grandparent looking for an easy and inexpensive way to spark your child’s creativity? Try making a lapbook! All you need are a few file folders and some tape and you’ll have one made in no time!
The inspiration for this lapbook came from Ronda Duvall’s site Hands On Bible Teacher. I used it as a review activity for my preschool/early elementary Bible class students but it can be easily modified to fit your needs. You could make it smaller or include a different number of pages. Use it for a nature study, sketch journal, photo album, scrapbook – whatever you can imagine!
What You’ll Need
- 4 manila file folders, 1/3 cut
- Scoring tool (something like a bone folder or a stylus)
- Paper trimmer (or an X-acto knife)
- Clear packing tape
- Painter’s tape (optional)
Putting it All Together
Here’s a video that will demonstrate exactly how to make the blank lapbook and then show you how we used ours in class:
I’d have to say that the completed book was one of the most ambitious projects I’ve ever done with my Silhouette but the result was worth every minute!
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I hope you’ll try making a lapbook to use in your own classes or as an activity with your kids or grandkids. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I’ll try to help. If you’ve got some ideas to share, I’d love to hear those too!
Until next time,
Lycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value, confidence, and joy in whatever they create. She geeks out on using technology to supercharge craft projects with Silhouette Studio, Design Space, Glowforge, sublimation, etc.! Lycia teaches these skills and more through online tutorials and videos as well as in-person classes at both the local and national levels.