This Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook is fun for kids to make themselves to preserve their favorite recipes. Adults can also make the Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipe Cookbooks to present to kids as gifts. When those kids are ready to go off to college or their first apartment, they will have a collection of their favorite childhood recipes to bring with them.
When making this Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook, the goal is not to fill it up with recipes but to include only favorite recipes. Think of the Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook as a project that grows along with the kids. Extra space can be used in the future as new favorite recipes are discovered.
One 4×6 photo album with plastic sleeves
One package of scrapbooking paper in multiple patterns
White computer paper
Favorite recipe content
To make this Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipe Cookbook, cut sheets of the scrapbooking paper to fit inside the plastic page sleeves on the photo album.
Set the margins on your computer ¾ inch less on all sides than the dimensions of the cut scrapbooking paper. Type your recipes on the computer and print on the plain white computer paper. When typing the recipes, condense unnecessary words whenever possible since the pages in your Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook are relatively small. For example, if the recipe tells you to remove the pot from the stove and then says, “After you remove the pot from the stove…,” you could replace the text in quotations with, “Next…” Print the typed recipes. Ideally, each recipe will fit on one side of one page in your Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook, but for longer recipes, it may be necessary to carry over onto the next page.
To compile the Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook, cut the typed recipe sheets so that they fit on the cut pages of scrapbooking paper with about ½ inch margin of scrapbooking paper showing on all sides. Glue the recipes onto the scrapbooking papers with a glue stick.
Use the first page of the Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook to make a title page. The title page will have a background made from scrapbooking paper with a white paper inset just like the recipe pages. On this white paper, type in very large text “[kid’s name]’s Favorite Recipes.” You might even include a cut out of your child’s face from a recent photograph.
Consider organizing the recipes in your Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook by category- Main Dish, Side Dish, Appetizer, Dessert, Snack. If you decide to do this, you will need to make title pages for each section of the cookbook, indicating the type of recipes to be found in that section.
Even if you choose to give kids an Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook as a gift, they will love adding recipes to it. The key is to get them not to go overboard and fill the Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook with all kinds of recipes they find in other cookbooks that they’ve never even tried.
A small set of mini baking pans, a small whisk, and sets of measuring cups and spoons make a great accompaniment to the Easy to Make Kids’ Favorite Recipes Cookbook when it is given as a gift.