How to Make a Passport for Kids

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Emily Manthei

    About the Author

    Emily Manthei holds a masters degree from the University of Edinburgh and has written for publications as diverse as the "Oxford Journal of Theological Studies," "Emanuel Levy Film Reviews," "USA Today" and "Northern Express Magazine." She also writes screenplays for short and feature films.

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    Curiosity about new cultures and different people around the world starts at a young age. Nurture your child's desire to learn by making passports with him. Teachers use kids' passports for classroom geography and world history courses, and you can make your youngster's passport at home to prepare him for real travel, get him used to having ID with him and help facilitate his imaginative adventures as he travels around the world in pretend play.

    Things You'll Need

    • A4 paper
    • Scissors
    • Stapler
    • Markers (or pen)
    • Photo
    • Craft glue

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    Fold a piece of A4 paper in half from top to bottom and cut it apart with scissors along the fold. Fold the two separate pieces in half again, from left to right. Repeat to create additional pages for the passport.

    Staple the center fold of all the pieces together, giving yourself a passport book with 6 inside pages, plus the back and the front of the book.

    Draw a flag, country or picture of the child on the front of the passport to identify him.

    Open the passport "book" and enter your kiddo's name, date of birth and country of citizenship with permanent marker on the first left page. Use real or fake information here.

    Take a photo of your child and cut out her face into a square, passport-sized photo.

    Glue the photo onto the left page, where all of his personal details are recorded.

    Divide the other interior pages into four or six sections with a marker or pen. These sections will allow spaces for different "country stamps" or identification tags.

    References

    • Around the World Art & Activities: Visiting the 7 Continents Through Craft Fun; Judy Press, et al.