Board Book Rehab

Do you have any of those baby board books that are looking pretty shabby?  Maybe you have one with a missing page or “windows” pulled off of it.  I had one that had a water damaged front cover.  DON’T THROW THEM AWAY!  Instead REHAB them.

Here is a fun craft my mother-in-law told me about.

All you need is scraps of fabric, paper, ribbon, glue, duct tape… etc.  You can make a variety of things work.  Duct tape that old book back together or rip off the water damaged cover and go to town.

Grab old wallpaper, wrapping paper, magazines, maps, newspaper, coloring pages.  You name it.  If you are making this craft with or for an older child you can use buttons, jewel stickers, anything that can be glued and will stay relatively flat.

Once you’ve got an array of random goodies gathered up and some good glue have a ball.  Rehab baby!

Here’s mine:


I’d love to see yours!  If you get crazy and rehab your own board book, link back here so I can take a look.  I’m sure you can beat my crayon and scrap creation.



Filed under Craft/Art Coral

4 responses to “Board Book Rehab

  1. purplemoose

    I’ve got two shopping bags of books that need to be repaired. I suppose I oughta get busy?! Nahhh.

  2. LOVED this idea!!! With two boys who like to destroy most things, I am all over this craft! I buy my boys books and I know they enjoy reading them, but why, oh why must they try to use them for other imaginative uses? Thanks for the creative thought! (Also, loved your pics!)

Leave a Reply to Jess @ Blog Schmog Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s