We recently completed a mini lapbook on butterflies. I always let the students do their own cutting and gluing, but I know the books would turn out neater if I did the cutting and gluing ahead of time. I fight with myself all the time because I know that kiddos need to take ownership of their work, but my micromanaging teacher side wants them to be uniform and neat. As you can see, my "let the kids have ownership" side wins every time! Lapbook downloads are available from Hands of a Child in a million different topics. These would also make great home projects if you want your child to do some extra learning over breaks.
Here is a picture from the Hands of a Child website that shows a very nice lapbook on Beavers.