First, let every student make a fingerprint onto white paper. Next, blow up their fingerprints using the photocopier or larger). Then, Have your kids write words and phrases about themselves along the lines and whorls of their fingerprints :) Cool idea
I looked up like a billion ways to stitch your book and also went to Kim for it. To remind me how it goes I looked up pictures like this and tutorials like this. Tutorial: How to stitch book binding. Great photos, step by step directions.