American Girl Books Tutorial

Posted on Jun 22 2014 - 9:51pm by Rudy

American Girl Books

American Girl Books Tutorial

To make sure your 18″ doll has enough reading material, follow this tutorial and you can make an endless supply of American Girl Books.

Materials Needed:

Paper
Card stock (Optional)
Scissors
Mod Podge 
Sponge Brush

Patterned Card stock Scissors Mod Podge Card stock

Step 1:

Get three sheets of plain white paper and fold them in half.  Once the paper has a crease in it, cut along the crease.  Repeat until you have small rectangles.  To know the size of your book, fold a rectangle in half like a book.  If it looks to big, cut it smaller.  Make sure all the pieces are the same size.  You don’t want your book to have funky pages!

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Step 2:

Stack the folded paper together and hold firmly.  Get your sponge brush and generously coat the stack with Mod Podge. Don’t be scared to drip!  Make sure it is completely covered and let dry. If you want to speed up the process and move to the next step, use a hair dryer.

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Step 3:

Get your card stock, (or any printed paper that you want to use for your book cover) and cut it about 1/2″ bigger than the rectangle squares you made for the book pages.  Since this will be the cover, it needs to be a litter bigger to fit.  Wrap it around the book pages you just glued, and repeat the Mod Podge step.  Cover it completely with Mod Podge.  I did the front, let it dry, and then did the back.  I didn’t want it to stick to any surface.  Once the first coat is completely dry, do another.  I did about 6-7 coats.  The more coats you do, the harder and stronger the books are.  It dries clear, so don’t worry about that.

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When the last coat of Mod Podge dries, the books will be ready for your American Girl Doll!

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American Girl Books Tutorial was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. tealcheetah311 December 4, 2016 at 8:00 am -

    cool great ideas!

  2. Liliana October 21, 2016 at 9:58 am -

    These are cute. Did you just take a mini ag book and copy it?

  3. Isabel October 2, 2016 at 3:59 am -

    I love your videos you really inspire me to be an american girl doll lover

    • Rudy October 2, 2016 at 8:58 am -

      That’s awesome!

  4. dancer 2005 May 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm -

    can you please make some printable also can you do a balet bar

  5. ava dunham April 25, 2016 at 3:44 pm -

    i can not find the printables

    • Rudy April 26, 2016 at 8:04 am -

      I did not make printables for this craft. You have to use your own images.

  6. Becky Redford March 9, 2016 at 6:38 pm -

    were are the printables

  7. Terri December 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm -

    are there printables for AG books? If so, where do I find them?

  8. Tracy December 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm -

    Were are the printable

  9. lexi silva October 15, 2015 at 1:47 pm -

    this is awesome Rudy

  10. Kim August 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm -

    Can you make pro tables for this?

  11. Katie June 18, 2015 at 2:06 pm -

    Do you have any ideas that are also relevant to this project?

  12. Robyn Lam January 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm -

    are there printable sheets for these AG books?