These little books are so cool! My good friend Sarah introduced me to these plastic baggie books and I decided to use pictures to help teach my boys their body parts. I made one last year for Big Brother and it was definitely a favorite, so now I’m making one for Little Brother! Babies and toddlers love seeing their own picture (or reflection, for that matter), so these books are perfect for them! Once they outgrow them, slip the pages out and put something new in (like shapes, for example).
It doesn’t take much longer to make a couple of the plastic baggie books than just one, so make a few to keep on hand for different activities besides the body book.
Here’s what you’ll need: plastic sandwich size zip-top baggies (I used 5 bags per book), Tape (not pictured), Pictures of your baby’s eyes, nose, mouth, ears, arm, hand, legs, feet, and a full body shot (preferably labeled), double-sided paper (I used scrapbook paper), a scrap of fabric, and a sewing machine or a needle and thread (not pictured). You can also make these without sewing them, I would just use something really strong–like duct tape–to hold them together.
1. Place two zip-top plastic baggies on top of each other and use a tiny bit of tape to tape them together. Add each bag individually, taping each as you go.