How to Make a Fake Passport for School Projects

    CRAFTS CLASSES
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    by Alicia Bodine

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    Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.

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    If your youngster is taking a history or geography class that takes him around the globe, help him make his own passport to travel the world in his imagination. Whenever he is studying a new country, you can help him add this country to one of the pages in his passport. When the class is over, he will have a fake passport to remind him of all of the countries he has "visited."

    Things You'll Need

    • Digital camera
    • Computer
    • Printer
    • Blue card stock
    • White paper
    • Gold alphabet stickers
    • Bald eagle picture
    • Glue
    • Marker
    • Pictures of country flags

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    Take a picture of your child with a digital camera. Use a white background and capture only from the shoulders and above.

    Download the picture to the computer and print it out. Standard passport photo measurements are 2 by 2 inches, but you can be more lenient since it is a school project and not a real passport.

    Cut a blue piece of cardstock to measure 4 7/8 by 6 3/4 inches. Fold it in half so that it is still 4 7/8 inches long, but now 3 3/8 inches wide. This is the outside of your passport.

    Cut a few sheets of white paper to fit inside of the passport and staple them in at the crease.

    Use gold alphabet letters to spell out "Passport" across the top front of the fake passport and "United States of America" across the bottom front. Then add the U.S. bald eagle emblem to the middle by hand, with a stamp or sticker. The front of your passport is now finished.

    Glue the passport picture you created earlier on the first page inside of your child's fake passport. Add some personal information such as birth date, address and passport issue date (just use the current date). Use fake information if you prefer. You can also add an expiration date, which will be five years after the issue date.

    Use one page for each country that your child learns about in school, printing out the country's flag and pasting it underneath the name of the county. You can also add information about each destination in the passport, such as population, what the country is best known for and the types of food served.

    • You can use contact paper to laminate the outside cover of the passport.

    References

    • Doll Travel: Trips to Take and Crafts to Make!; Trula Magruder