What's in My Taco Book

Here’s an adorable Cinco de Mayo project where you can make your own Taco Book.  Just print out the pages, mount them on construction paper tape them together and you are done.  Add additional ingredients to your taco with the blank taco filling pages.  The story even has a fun Penguin twist at the end!   Have more Cinco de Mayo fun and make Kidfunideas Spanish Dancer or Egg-citing Maracas  craft.

What you'll need:

  • Taco book Print out

  • Construction paper: Yellow, brown, red, green

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick

  • Tape

How to make it:

  1. Print out the taco book pages and trim away the excess paper from the taco pages.  Mount the pictures onto construction paper, trimming away the excess and maintaining the tab.  Use green construction paper for the lettuce; yellow construction paper for the cheese; brown construction paper for the meat; and red construction paper for the tomatoes. 

  2. If you want more ingredients for your taco, use the additional sheets provided and color in your ingredients, mount them on construction paper to add them to your taco. 

  3. Take a 9 x 12” piece of construction paper and paste your trimmed book front to the top of the page.  Fold the paper at the bottom of the taco and holding the 2 sides together, trim out your taco book cover leaving about ¼” all the way around your taco and leaving the bottom fold intact.  This will be your book jacket.

  4. To attach the pages:  Bend the tabs up at the bottom of each of your taco fillings where they meet the text box.  One at a time place the trimmed out taco fillings inside your taco with the crease of the tab fold at the center fold of your taco and tape it into your taco on the tab.  Fold that item forward and add the next taco filling in the same way by placing the item in the center of the taco and taping the tab to the back page of the taco cover.  Continue folding forward and taping down your fillings until you have added all your taco fillings.  If you are adding the Penguin, add him last to your taco.  

  5. Open up the book cover and paste the last page with the “Munch, Crunch, Yum” on to the back inside cover covering over the taped tabs.

  6. Close the taco book and recrease the bottom fold of your taco book with all the fillings inside. 

That’s it!  Now you have your own personal taco book for Cinco de Mayo.

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