Christmas Story Starters

Today for the 2012 Creative Christmas Countdown, I’ll give you printable Christmas story starters and show you how to make your own Christmas storybook, a handmade book covered in wrapping paper, filled with colorful pages ready for you to write imaginative Christmas stories. Use the free printable holiday story starters to inspire ideas.

Christmas Story Starters

Christmas Story Starters

Supplies:

paper, scissors, printer, glue, card stock, cereal boxes, embroidery thread, needle, awl, computer, printer

DIY Blank Book Step by Step

Christmas Story Starters

Wrap an 8.5 x 11″ piece of cardstock with holiday wrapping paper. Glue.

Christmas Story Starters

Fold and insert several colorful pages.

Christmas Story Starters

Poke three small holes in the fold of the book – bottom, middle, and top. I used an awl but you could use a nail or screw driver.

Christmas Story Starters

Get a needle and thread with embroidery thread or yarn. Start in the middle on the outside. Thread through the middle hole to inside. Then pull to the top hole and pull through. Now your needle and thread are on the outside of the book. Pull thread and needle to the bottom hole.

Christmas Story Starters

Bring thread and needle through the bottom hole and up to the middle. Pull through that middle hole and back out. Tie off on the outside.

Christmas Story Starters

Printable Christmas Story Starters

Christmas Story Starters

Print out these free clip art images: Story Starters 1 and Story Starters 2. Then, glue to a piece of thin cardboard such as an old cereal box. Cut out and use to inspire stories about Christmas.

More Creative Christmas Ideas

For all the Creative Christmas Countdown ideas, visit Creative with Kids and Red Ted Art.

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