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Personalized Bookplates | Easy Crafts for Kids

Personalized Bookplates

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

Whimsical photo bookplates are a fun way to spark a new reader's interest in her growing library. They make a great gift for family members too; just make a bunch and wrap them up with a classic storybook or new favorite.


  • 1 piece of 8 1/2- by 11-inch white card stock
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paper in various patterns and colors
  • Photographs or digital images
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors


1. Using the pencil and ruler, divide the card stock into 6 sections; ours were 4 1/4 by 3 2/3 inches.

Personalized Bookplates step 2

2. Have your child use the decorative papers, photos, and markers to create a collage in each section and glue all of the pieces in place.

Personalized Bookplates - Step 3

3. Write "From the Library of ..." or another plate-worthy saying on the designs and have your child sign her name.

4. Color-copy the sheet as many times as you'd like, cut the plates apart, and use a glue stick to affix them to the insides of your child's books.