My boys love visiting the Los Angeles Zoo so much that we have been annual members for a couple of years now. Even though they get excited for their visit like if it was the first time they are going I wanted to add a little something more to the excitement. For our last visit I made them each a zoo activity book which they both enjoyed, so I thought I would share it with you.
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- Cricut stand grip mat
- Cardstock paper in the colors red, yellow, and gray
- 2 books
The first thing I did was print out my printable and cut off the edges Next I opened my Cricut Design Space and opened up the designs I put together to complete this zoo activity book. Once I clicked “Make It” I followed the on screen instructions to know when to switch out tools and paper.
HINT: For the front cover with the name I used a plain white cardstock. My machine wrote the name and cut it out. For the part that has the animals to color I used the back of the printable. Here are all the pieces cut out and drawn on. Now I need to assemble them. The first thing I assembled is the pocket that will go on the front. I folded the score lines and glued the tabs together. Next I glue the ‘Zoo Day’ wording on the elephant and glue that on top of the pocket. While the pocket dries I move on to the booklet. I begin by folding the 2 cardstock papers in half then place one inside the other. Now since I only have a regular stapler I used 2 books to help me staple them together. I did this by first putting the books together spine to spine as shown below. Next I opened the 2 cardstock pages and placed them down on top of the books. The middle of the pages were lined up right on top of where the book spines meet. Next I opened my stapler and stapled down the middle of the pages. I only stapled it 3 times but if you want you can add more. Next I turned over the pages and used a nickel to close the staples through the inside of the booklet.Then, I glued the pocket down to the front of the zoo activity book. And that’s all there is to it. A fun zoo activity book that will get the kids more excited for their next zoo trip. I hope this inspires you to create a zoo activity book for your kids next zoo trip. Happy crafting!